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Gynecomastia Treatment

Do you have gynecomastia?  Embarrassing man boobs?   What are the Gynecomastia treatments are available?  It is first important to figure out what type of gynecomastia you have.  True gynecomastia is due to actual breast tissue growth usually after exposure to estrogen.  This can happen during puberty or as a result of taking supplements and steroids that convert to estrogen.  Once this breast tissue enlarges, it is hard to get rid of.  Sometimes it resolves but usually it requires some type of intervention  Pseudogynecomastia is due to excess fat on the chest. This can helped by weight loss and liposuction.  Most patients have one or another but many have a combination of the two.

Whatever the case, gynecomastia or man boobs are very embarrassing can can hurt a man’s self esteem.  Gynecomastia treatment is designed to restore a normal contour to the chest and relieve the patient of his burden.  True gynecomastia requires excision (removal) of the breast tissue.  There is no way to non-invasively remove breast tissue.  Liposuction can be used to remove fat from the chest but usually fails to remove breast tissue.  A surgical procedure known as a subcutaneous mastectomy is needed.  In a relatively simple  surgical procedure under local anesthesia, a small incision is made around the nipple.  The breast tissue is then carefully removed from the surrounding tissue.  This removes the cause of the nipple projection.  If a great deal of fat is present, vaser and laser liposuction can be used to melt the fat.  Liposuction cannulas are then used to suction off the fat and contour the chest.  The result should be a flatter, more masculine chest and better self esteem!

Recovery from gynecomastia surgery is relatively quick.  The patient goes home numb from the procedure.  Soreness may develop later that is treated with pain medication.  Heavy lifting must be avoided for several weeks and a tight compression band must be worn for at least 3-4 weeks.  Stitches are removed in on week.  There will  b3 swelling for several weeks that resolves with compression, massage, exercise and time.

More about gynecomastia surgery here.

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