A Solution For Gynecomastia

  Posted on February 11, 2014   Last updated on December 8, 2017 |   

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When Houstonians think of breast reduction surgery they tend to think of women with overly large breasts having the procedure performed. However, a surprisingly large number of men seek out this procedure. Gynaecomastia (overdeveloped male breasts) is a relatively common condition where a man has excess fatty tissue in his chest area. This breast development can began in the teenage years and carry on into middle age. It is the source of a great deal of humiliation and embarrassment for a man and can severely impact his self-confidence.

There are many reasons why gynecomastia occurs. The most common include obesity, DNA, hormonal imbalance, and steroid abuse. Genetics is thought to be the most common cause. It can be handed down from generation to generation. It often stops with the end of puberty, but for some it never ceases. A sudden onset of gynecomastia is often the result of marijuana abuse. However, there are prescription drugs that have been associated with the problem, as well.

Gynaecomastia surgery is a relatively simple cosmetic surgery. The result is that a man’s chest is proportional to the rest of his body. The procedure is much less complicated than female breast reduction surgery. It usually only requires liposuction and minimal incisions, which produce minimal scarring. It may require an overnight stay in the hospital and a general anesthetic. The recovery time is relatively quick. You should be able to return to work and other normal activities within about two weeks. Any pain or discomfort is rare and can be managed with pain medication.

Gynecomastia surgery can have a life-changing impact on a man who has had to live with large breasts all his life. Once recovery is complete you will be able to remove your shirt at the pool and the beach without any worries or embarrassment. This can provide a tremendous boost to self-esteem and self-confidence. There is absolutely no reason not to have the surgery, provided you are in good overall health. Set up an initial consultation with a plastic surgeon. The first appointment is usually free, and you can ask any question you may have, and address any concerns about the surgery. Your surgeon will be glad to discuss the procedure with you in great detail.

Your gynaecomastia surgeon understands that this is a highly confidential and personal issue. Your privacy is assured. There is no need for you to be embarrassed about seeking help for this condition. Plastic surgeons deal with this problem on a regular basis, and there is no judgment on their part whatsoever. In fact, the opposite is true, they do their level best to make sure that you are as comfortable possible, and the procedure goes as smoothly as it can. When you have made the choice to pursue the surgery, you will feel a lot better about everything. And once the surgery is performed, and you have recovered fully, you will feel like a new man.


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