What is Gynaecomastia?
Women have enlarges breasts which are enlarged naturally after ouberity. However, in certain cases men also get enlarged breasts which may appear like a femal breast. Gynaecomastia is a condition that causes abnormally enlarged breasts in males. It is common among teens and older men alike.
What causes Gynaecomastia?
This can be caused by several factors including:
- Hormonal imbalance
- Side effects of drugs
- Old age
What are the signs of Gynaecomastia?
Gynaecomastia can affect one or both breasts. The obvious signs include:
- Formation of extra tissue around nipples
- Prominent breasts
- Painful or tender breast tissue
How can Gynaecomastia be treated?
It is not a hardcore cosmetic surgery but it does help in improving physical appearance of a person. Qualified surgeons at BLK Aesthetic Surgery Centre take great care in evaluating patients and their symptoms. After this, a simple keyhole surgery is performed to treat the condition. Sometimes medication may also be administered to adjust the hormonal imbalance.
What steps to take before and after surgery?
It’s best to consult your doctor before undergoing surgery.Sometimes obesity, ill health and excessive alcohol intake contribute to breast enlargement. However, you may not always need surgery. The enlargement may be controlled by dietary changes and exercise.
The procedure is usually carried out under general or local anaesthesia within 90 minutes. An incision is made and liposuction is done to remove excess tissue and the enlarged gland. Post-surgery, it is best to avoid strenuous activity for at least six weeks. An elastic garment should be worn for achieving good results.
Having a gynaecomastia surgery is purely personal decision. Patients are advised to proceed only if they willing to accept potential risks and complications. Complications may include hematoma formation or infections.