Abnormal breast enlargement in men, gynecomastia often occurs due to an imbalance of sex hormones. Breasts increase on the female type in some teenagers in puberty: in most cases it is not pathology, and after puberty gynecomastia resolves on its own. However, for a number of reasons gynecomastia occurs in adult males, in this case it is important to conduct appropriate diagnostics, to identify the true cause of the disease that the treatment was correct.
The reasons for the development of gynecomastia
Hormonal imbalance and breast enlargement (or one of them) men may begin because of violations of the functioning of the liver, administration of steroid medications containing estrogen (female sex hormone) or steroids parallel to the gym (for a quicker recruitment of muscle mass). Obesity, tumor formation, the fascination with alcohol and light drugs (marijuana), Hyper production of female sex hormones in the male body and reducing the production of testosterone can also lead to the increase of the breast in men.
If a man grew Breasts, became more selective with regard to nutrition, maintain a healthy lifestyle, doing physical activity, but the problem persists, you should consult a doctor-andrologist or first physician to diagnose and identify the cause of gynecomastia.
False and true gynecomastia
Distinguish between true and false gynecomastia: when true in the breast grows fibroadipose fabric, and with about breast enlargement caused by fat accumulation due to obesity. Sometimes enlarged Breasts in true gynecomastia may be accompanied by pain. Long-term untreated gynecomastia can increase the risk of developing breast cancer, which in men is extremely rare (unlike women). To diagnose gynecomastia, it is important to undergo blood tests for hormones, possible ultrasonography of organs of small pelvis, CT of the adrenal glands, etc. If after diagnostics and medical treatment, correct nutrition etc. breast is not decreased, to eliminate cosmetic defect using surgical treatment.
Surgical treatment of gynecomastia: who and how?
Surgical correction of mammary glands is performed in men with a true and fibro-fatty type gyno in the case of unsuccessful previous treatment or in the later stages of disease. The safest and most effective correction of the male breast – is laser treatment. Depending on the individual indications of the patient, the doctor will suggest the most appropriate treatment option:
- Non-surgical liposuction – in this case, to achieve cosmetic effect without traumatic incisions and without scarring
- Correction tissue through incisions is recommended in more complex cases, proliferation of fibrous tissue. The incisions are at the bottom of the areolas and completely disappear after 6 months.
- Seamless method surgery tissue removed through incisions the wounds are not stitched, but are glued together by a special medical glue that allows to minimize the visibility of scars.
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