What is Gynecomastia?

Abnormal and excessive enlargement of male breasts.. This may be distressing to many men because gynecomastia can be referred to as “man boobs.”  Most men avoid taking their shirts off and avoid bathing suit season.

What types of gynecomastia are there?

There are four types of gynecomastia:

1)True Gynecomastia: True enlargement of male breast glandular tissue.

2)Pseudo-gynecomastia: Excessive fatty breast tissue. Excessive number and size of fat cells or adipocytes is the culprit.

3)Excessive skin of breasts: The problem here is a large excessive envelope of stretched skin. This type of gynecomastia is common after excessive weight loss and may be referred to as “hanging man boobs.”

4)Combination of all of the above: Stretch marks are commonly associated with any or all of the above types of gynecomastia.

Studies have shown a multitude of benefits:

  • Increased bone density
  • Increased muscle tissue
  • Improved skin tone
  • Hair growth
  • Rejuvenation of heart, kidney, lung, and liver function
  • Fewer wrinkles
  • Reverse greying
  • Increased oxygen intake
  • Stronger immune system
  • Improved emotional stability
  • Increased energy levels
  • Heightened mental alertness and memory skills
  • Increased sexual potency
  • An improved overall sense of well-being

What causes gynecomastia?

In the case of true gynecomastia, the problem is almost always a result of a long lasting hormonal imbalance where the level of female hormone estrogen is higher than it should normally be. With other forms of gynecomastia, hormonal abnormalities may or may not play a role. Obese males, however, usually have a contributing metabolic or hormonal disorder.

Who can benefit from a procedure aimed at reducing appearance of gynecomastia?

Those who are self conscious of their appearance and desire to reduce the size of their breasts can benefit most.

Treatment options: Various procedures may be used to treat gynecomastia, utilizing technology along with traditional techniques. They are as follows:

Zeltiq Coolsculpting:

Using specific applicators, gynaecomastia can be reduced non surgically using by using Coolsculpting to breakdown the fat cells and permanently getting rid of the “Man Boobs”. Read more – Coolsculpting

Fat Melting Injections:

Using injectable substances to target localised fat deposits, fat reduction can be accomplished without the need for extensive surgery. The injections consist of a natural soy bean lecithin and enzymes which are highly effective in dissolving small, stubborn fat deposits that resist diet and exercise. Read more – Mesolipo

What is the goal?

The goal of all the aforementioned procedures is to diminish the “man boob” look and reduce the size of a male breast, along with contour and enhance chest definition.

How long does the gynecomastia procedure take to complete?

Usually one to two hours.

In the end, what is the goal of a gynecomastia procedure?

A single, safe procedure that reduces bulky breasts and tightens, lifts and firms the skin. The end goal is to enhance the definition of the chest area.

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