Gynecomastia is the swelling of the breast tissue or enlargement of breasts in men caused by a hormone imbalance of the estrogen and testosterone. It can affect one or both breasts, sometimes unevenly. Gynecomastia can be developed at any age among men due to the changes in hormone levels, though there might be other possible causes.
While gynecomastia isn’t a severe condition, it can affect one’s psychological health especially when it comes to self-esteem. Sometimes, gynecomastia might cause pain in the breasts and having enlarged breasts can be unflattering to a man’s appearance. It’s possible that gynecomastia may go away on its own, but if it persists, medication or surgery may be the solution to your problem.
Symptoms of gynecomastia include swollen breast gland tissue and breast tenderness. Consider consulting with a doctor or a plastic surgeon in Dubai if you experience a swelling pain, tenderness, or nipple discharge in breasts.
Men develop gynecomastia if there is a decrease in the testosterone as compared with estrogen. Both testosterone and estrogen control the sex characteristics in both men and women. The hormone testosterone controls male traits, such as the development of muscle mass and the growth of body hair. On the other hand, female traits are controlled by estrogen which includes the growth of breasts.
People have this common misconception that estrogen is a hormone exclusively present in women, but men can actually also produce it, normally in small amounts. However, if the male estrogen levels are too high or are imbalanced with testosterone levels, it can result in gynecomastia.
Visiting your doctor will involve questions about your medical and drug history. A physical examination will involve a careful evaluation of your breast tissue, abdomen, and genitals. Initial tests may include blood tests and mammograms.
You may need further testing depending on your initial test results, including:
- Computerized tomography (CT) scans
- Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans
- Testicular ultrasounds
- Tissue biopsies
Gynecomastia surgery removes the excess fat, glandular tissue and/or skin from enlarged male breasts. There are various methods used by a plastic surgeon in Dubai to treat gynecomastia and can be combined with other forms of body-contouring surgery such as liposuction.
Gynecomastia treatments assisted with VASER
Unlike traditional liposuction, the VASER technique has special examinations for correcting both excess fat and glandular tissue of the male breast. Therefore, it can save an open surgical method, post-operative scarring, faster recovery, and minimal post-operative pain.
1 – Superficial and deep layers infiltration with an anaesthesia fluid.
2 – VASER selective emulsification of adipose and glandular tissue and superficial undermining with VASER probe.
Gynecomastia Treatment – Male Breast Reduction
3 – After completing the removal of emulsified tissue, flap thinning, verifying full undermining with no zones of adhesion remained.
4 – A post-operative garment needs to wear for 4-6 weeks.
For a man, enlarged breasts can be embarrassing. Gynecomastia can make it difficult for men to develop romantic relationships and interact with other people. Being physically attractive is also important among men and enlarged breasts could be rather unappealing.
If you have enlarged breasts, there is nothing to worry as it can still be corrected. If you want to improve your looks and build more confidence in yourself, go for a VASER liposuction now!