Gynecomastia Surgery, commonly known as Male Breast Reduction Surgery is one of the most popular of all male cosmetic surgeries.
Although Gynecomastia is often given humorous names, such as “Man-Boobs”, or “Moobs”, if you are suffering from this problem, there is very little to laugh about!
You may have become very self-conscious about the condition, avoiding situations that may involve removing your shirt. It may be affecting your ability to develop relationships with women, or force you to avoid going to the beach, and it may be making participation in sports terribly embarrassing for you.
If you are considering surgery, you may already have explored some other, non-surgical options, and found them to be ineffective and a waste of money.
If so, it’s not just you.
Many men just like you have tried the stupid rip-off tablets and pointless exercises that sometimes even make the problem worse.
The truth is Gynecomastia Surgery is often the only effective solution!
Gynecomastia simply means the development of abnormally large mammary glands in men, and the name is derived from the Greek words for “woman” and “breast”. There can be several different causes of gynecomastia in men, so there is not one single solution to the problem. However, surgery is definitely an option, once you have ascertained that the problem is not simply one of obesity.
It is not, in itself, harmful, although it may sometimes prove to be an indicator of underlying health problems.
In instances of true Gynecomastia, the only option is for you to get surgery, a fairly costly procedure. The expense has lead to many men traveling to get cheaper treatment abroad.
The difference between costs in different countries can be surprising. Treatment in many countries overseas can be 60% to 70% cheaper, and, contrary to sensationalist media reports will generally be to the same standards you would expect in your home country.
The appearance of male breasts is not in itself enough to be sure that you are suffering from gynecomastia.
A similarly common condition is pseudo-gynecomastia, or false-gynecomastia, which is caused by issues with weight, or more specifically pockets of fat collecting in the breast are.
In this instance, a regime of diet and exercise should be enough to shift the oversized breasts. Only after this has failed should surgery be considered!
Gynecomastia can sometimes be confused with the hypertrophy of the underlying muscles, due to exercise such as weight-lifting or swimming.
You should always seek advice from a qualified medical professional before investigating surgical options.
There is not one single cause for man-boobs. The causes can be various, and are often a combination of factors.
On occasion the appearance of man-boobs can be reduced by addressing the causes. For example, the condition may be caused by hormonal reactions to medication, in which case switching the medication can often help. Use of steroids is also known to cause male breast syndrome.
Sometimes, if your gynecomastia is entirely caused by pure glandular breast tissue, the surgical removal of the breast tissue is the only viable treatment.
Gynecomastia is sometimes also a hereditary condition.
You are certainly not alone! Man-boobs are actually extremely common, and around one-third of males will have them at some point in their life.
Adolescent males are particularly prone to man-boobs, although they will often resolve themselves in time. For this reason, surgery is best avoided until after adolescence.
In later life, man-boobs can become a problem, again, due to a loss of elasticity of the skin, combined with a loss of muscle-tone.
Often, Gynecomastia Surgery is likely to be most effective solution, albeit the most expensive way to correct male breasts.
You have probably seen that there are countless non-surgical man-boob remedies that can be purchased online; you may even have tried some of them. Unfortunately these are generally completely ineffective as well as quite expensive.
Gynexin is just one example. A look at the ingredients will indicate that they do not contain any active ingredients shown to treat gynecomastia. Unfortunately, searching for reviews for these can be fruitless, as the internet is awash with advertisement sites disguised as review sites. Don’t waste your money!
There are proper medications that can have positive results on gynecomastia, although these are not universally approved. These are generally either estrogen inhibitors, or testosterone-based therapies. Of course, genuine gynecomastia treatments are not available online!
Compression garments are another option, if you cannot get rid of your man-boobs, but do not want to resort to surgery.
If you have gynecomastia, and are finding that it is causing you distress, surgery is certainly an option. You should make sure that you have tried exercise and diet, and also consulted a doctor, before getting surgery.
Also, if you are planning to lose weight, it is best to do so before getting surgery.
How is the surgery performed?
How male breast reduction surgery is performed depends on the type and degree of gynecomastia.
In some instances, such as the case of pseudo-gynecomastia, the problem can be solved with liposuction.
In most other cases, a surgical removal of the underlying breast tissue will be necessary, through small incisions that will be carefully made to be disguised by your bodies natural contours.
All surgery carries with it some risk, and you should be aware of this before undertaking male breast reduction surgery.
You will minimise the risks by using a reputable surgeon with experience in the actual procedure you are getting. You can also help by getting yourself into good shape before surgery, and abstaining from alcohol and smoking.
Recovery is agreed to be quite painful especially for the first few days.
Lifting your arms above your head will be uncomfortable, and you will feel a soreness in the breast area. You will be prescribed pain-killers to help with the discomfort.
Prices vary depending on the location the surgery is performed. Males from the US can save up to 80% by travelling to Argentina, Mexico, Peru, Costa Rica or several other countries in South America, while many men from the UK choosing to get their breast reduction abroad find the best prices in European countries such as Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic, and Belgium. Further afield, India, Thailand and South Korea often offer the biggest savings of all.