An Introduction to Gynecomastia

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Gynecomastia Surgery is the procedure of male breast reduction surgery. The cause of this is hormone deficiency that tends to effect more commonly teenage boys (caused by puberty) or steroid users. Either the body is getting a bit too much estrogen or too much testosterone. Gynecomastia is the effect of hard tissues that grow behind the nipples. The effect in teenage boys will usually last about two years. Once puberty has finished the chest may begin reducing the tissue and forming as a peck muscle.

If the Gynecomastia does not go away on its own, it might be time to pay a visit to a plastic surgeon. Once you have your consultation appointment with the surgeon, he will explain the procedure and determine if it is needed. On occasion, the surgeon may recommend trying a diet and workout plan for a few months to see if some hard work will balance out the effects of Gynecomastia, if not you will be scheduled in to have the surgery. If the cause of the Gynecomastia is due to steroid use, you may be able to reverse the effects by stopping the utilization of the steroid. Long term users may need to have the procedure as the body is not able to reverse the effects naturally.

What happens during the proceedings? You may be asking, well it’s simple. A tiny incision is cut below the nipple, and the gland is popped out. Usually, during the procedure, the patient is awake and just numbed using a local anesthetic numbing the area around the chest. The only thing that is removed is the gland leaving all muscle and fat in the chest area. The procedure is a pretty painless surgery and will have you back home in the same day.

The recovery time for this is about 4-6 weeks for doing any heavy exercise. For the first week, you will not want to shower, have exposure to the sun or even return to work. You will also need to have a compression vest during the healing process. The vest will keep everything tight and firm well your chest heals. Blood will also be collected from a tube into a small tank, and need draining as it fills.

Once fully healed, you can go back to your normal life.

Lots of people ask if Gynecomastia will return. It will most likely not, the entire gland is removed from underneath the nipple. During weight gain, you may end up with the puffiness back in the chest, but this is only body fat and can be taken care of with weight loss and clean eating. Once the procedure is complete, the gland is gone for good.

The tissue is not dangerous and does not need to be removed, but it can be something you find yourself being very self-conscious of. If this is something, you would like to nip in the bud sooner rather than later it maybe worth the visit to find a Gynecomastia surgeon. Do not attempt any methods to reverse the results without consulting a doctor first.

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