Know about Gynecomastia & Its Treatment

by Mina Sharma Best Plastic Surgeon in Delhi

Gynecomastia is a common condition in males that occurs when the female hormone level in males is higher than the male hormone, causing the male chest tissues to swell up. While breasts do not develop the same way in men as they do in women, boys are born with some excess chest tissue amount. Male bodies produce a hormone called testosterone, which guides sexual growth during puberty and produces some estrogen, the hormone that guides sexual growth in females. When the balance between the male and female hormones changes due to puberty or due to the body making less testosterone, it results in a higher percentage of estrogen, causing male breast tissue to swell up. Many adolescents, young adults, and men over the age of fifty suffer from this condition.

What causes Gynecomastia?
Various factors can trigger the imbalance of male and female hormones resulting in male chest growth.

  • The bodily changes such as aging, puberty, diseases, and injuries that affect the testicles and testosterone levels can also result in gynecomastia.

  • Thyroid problems, some cancers including lung, pituitary gland, or adrenal gland tumors.

  • Obesity can also cause an imbalance between male and female hormones in the body resulting in increased breast growth.

  • Kidney failure, liver diseases, and consumption of illegal drugs and anabolic steroids can also result in gynecomastia amongst men.

Who is affected by Gynecomastia?
Dr. Mrinalini Sharma, the best gynecomastia surgeon in Delhi says that it has been noticed that infant boys can also be affected by gynecomastia briefly due to their mother's hormones in the body as they are feeding on their mother's milk. This is temporary and corrects within a few months. But the enlarged chest condition is typically associated with adolescent boys or in adults over the age of fifty.

What are the symptoms of Gynecomastia?
The first symptoms noticed may be tender or sore lumps of fatty tissue beneath the nipple. These initial symptoms may also cause worry about cancer concerns, but gynecomastia is not a necessary sign of cancer. The chest can also swell up unevenly where one becomes larger than the other. This variation is referred to as Unilateral Gynecomastia.

Diagnosis and preparation for Gynecomastia Surgery
It is recommended to consult a specialist to ensure the correct course of action is chosen. If the doctor suspects gynecomastia, they may also examine the individual to ensure no skin problems, hard lumps, or oozing fluid as these could be signs of cancer. The medical history may also be examined to check whether the candidate has previously suffered from illnesses like kidney ailments, liver diseases, or consumed legal/illegal drugs that can result in gynecomastia. Blood and urine tests might also be needed to check hormone levels, and mammography or biopsy may also be required to check for signs of cancer. In the case of gynecomastia, the doctor can also refer the individual to an endocrinologist, a specialist who deals with problems related to hormones. Treatment for gynecomastia can depend on the individuals health, age, how the individual reacts to medication, and how long the condition may last.

What is Gynecomastia Surgery?
Any individuals suffering from gynecomastia should consider undergoing Gynecomastia Surgery also known as Male Breast Reduction Surgery in Delhi at Aestiva Clinic. The surgery is done by Dr. Mrinalini Sharma (MBBS, MS General Surgery, MCh Plastic Surgery), a well-known plastic and cosmetic surgeon who provides patients with the best safe results and desired outcomes at an affordable cost. She is one of the Best Gynecomastia Surgeons in Delhi and helps her patients to achieve a masculine chest profile by providing suitable treatment.

In most of the cases, surgery is performed to remove the extra breast gland tissue (mastectomy) and/or extra breast fat (liposuction). Liposuction alone is preferred when the swelling in the chest is caused by excess fat accumulation and there’s no excess glandular tissue. This condition is referred to as Pseudo-Gynecomastia. In some cases, surgeon may suggest combining liposuction and gland excision for better results. The surgery scars are concealed in the natural crease of the body or areola. Hence, the scars are rarely visible and fade away with time. One can avail the benefits of Male Breast Reduction Surgeon in Delhi at Aestiva Clinic from an expert surgeon Dr. Mrinalini Sharma.

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