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Enlarged breasts in men: gynecomastia

Enlarged breasts in men: gynecomastia

Gynecomastia is a hormonal imbalance that results in the aberrant volume of breast tissue which happens to men. It may occur either in one side, unilateral, or both sides, bilateral. This condition is quite common and can occur in different stages of life. This condition is caused by hormonal changes. The first congenital gynecomastia which happens at birth disappears easily. During puberty, hormonal fluctuations happen which can cause gynecomastia. Fifty-year-olds can also be affected with gynecomastia which is related to the decline in testosterone. Gynecomastia can also result from testicular cancer, liver disease or hormonal imbalances related to glandular dysfunction or smoking marijuana.

 

If you are suffering from gynecomastia or if you are worrying that you might suffer from this condition, then stop thinking too much because gynecomastia can be corrected with plastic surgery. Though it is not considered as a serious condition, still, it can be mortifying. Generally, it is not, by itself, a serious condition but it can be mortifying. This is because the surgery includes reduction of the size and volume of the enlarged breasts in men. This is done by having a semi-circular excision of the glandular excesses around the edges of the areola. This is usually performed under general anesthesia to make it more comfortable and less painful for the patient.

 

During the procedure, a layer of 8 to 10 mm of the glandular surplus is left to preserve the blood network vitality in the area. The breast reduction procedure for gynecomastia is usually performed in one hour and is an outpatient procedure. It is recommended for patients who have undergone the intervention to wear compression dressings particularly a week after the surgery. In the case of a large glandular volume excision, drainage tubes may be necessary during the first two or three days. If the sutures are not absorbable, they will be removed 7 or 8 days after surgery. It is not uncommon for patients undergoing this procedure to experience swelling and bruising. These are natural side effects and will disappear without additional treatment within a week or two after the surgery.

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December 6, 2017

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