Gynecomastia 2017-10-31T14:57:28+00:00


The common term for Gynecomastia is man boobs; it is the most embarrassing thing for men and teenagers mainly caused due to the hormonal imbalance in adolescents. In adult men, the Gynecomastia occurs due to the abnormal increase in weight and fat that result in enlargement of breast tissues. The condition is automatically reduced or eliminated in teens. Still, there are few conditions in which it remains and may become a huge discomfiture with friends or interacting with anyone.

What Causes Gynecomastia?

Gynecomastia is men only condition, specific for boys and elder men; it starts with the abrupt accumulation of breast tissues behind the nipple area, it looks like female breasts in the making, and the feeling is awkward. In some cases, it is visible to a large extent. The Gynecomastia is not related to fats, it is only the development of breast tissues and can only be treated by cosmetic surgery rather than any exercise or medication.

The imbalance of male sex hormones converting to that of female hormones causes Gynecomastia; the hormones decrease as men grow in age. Kidney and liver disease also contribute in triggering the breast tissues. In old age, less testosterone is produced in the body hence more estrogen that leads to change in hormonal level and a greater amount of breast tissue.

Some other causes of Gynecomastia are:

  • Medications and drug abuse
  • Tumors in testicles
  • Excess intake of alcoholic drinks
  • Genetic disorders
  • Kidney or liver diseases
  • Intake of Cannabis
  • Abnormal rate of metabolism

Liposuction for Gynecomastia

Apart from female breast reduction techniques, the reduction of man boobs or Gynecomastia is not a complicated procedure; it is short and simple. Liposuction is done under local anesthesia, moderate incisions are made during the operation, so the patient is well aware of what’s going on, he can’t feel it. Only two cuts are made to each side of breasts, the unwanted fat and tissues are removed from the breasts. It only takes around an hour or less to execute the operation; patient is discharged after a couple of hours from the hospital.

Post-Surgical Procedure

After the surgery, there isn’t any bed rest recommended by the doctors. However, you need to take a couple of days out of schedule to take a full bed rest to get things in order. There is no swelling or bruises after the operation; only patients need to wear a particular breast wear for two months after the surgery to speed up the recovery process. If there is any initial swelling or scars, it will fade with time. Apart from that, there aren’t instructions to be followed after the cosmetic surgery. The total period for full results is 5-6 weeks after the surgery, and there’s a guarantee of Gynecomastia not coming back in a lifetime.


If it’s not a severe case, an alternative such as medications to reduce the Gynecomastia can be used after consulting the doctor, if that doesn’t go well, Liposuction is the best chance to get rid of Gynecomastia.

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