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Understanding Gynecomastia

Unless you are in the medical field, you might not be familiar with gynecomastia, or breasts in the male form. It is true that not only women have enlarged breasts, but a good number of the male population suffers from it. This is the reason why researchers and surgeons developed procedures to reduce enlarged breasts in men.

Men who suffer from gynecomastia need not to worry because it can now be cure by plastic surgery.

Causes of Gynecomastia

There are many factors as to how a male incur more prominent breasts. These include genes, hormonal imbalances, use of steroids, obesity, liver disease and many others. Normally, this condition is from the abundant growth in the glandular and fatty tissue in the male breast which gives them a small to medium breasts. 40-60% of men experience it. It can also be present since birth, during the onset of puberty or simply the aging process.

Do You Have Gynecomastia?

Although it occurs in people with normal weight or body fat composition, it can also be from being overweight. If your case is such the latter, adhere to a diet plan and exercise; and if it does not solve your problems or you still feel as though you have fatty breasts, chances are, you might have the condition.

These are Your Choices

Your options normally depend on the cause but generally, most men choose to have it removed either by liposuction, manual fat extraction or mesotheraphy. You can have it removed at any time as long as you are in healthy condition and has realistic expectations. For best results, you can always consult a board-certified plastic surgeon.

Preparation Prior to Procedure

If you choose to have it removed, be sure to ask your surgeon about how to prepare. Just in case you become jittery on the actual day, always prepare before it arrives. Do not drink or eat anything after midnight on the evening prior to your operation; arrive in the clinic clean—freshly scrubbed with your instructed soap, no deodorant, powders, cologne, etc. You should also ask your surgeon about Vitamin C to be taken weeks prior the surgery. This is essential in good healing and to ward off colds or flu.

There are still other ways of preparing for the operation and you can always ask your surgeon about it.

What to Expect after the Operation

Expect that after your operation, you will be swollen and bruised; if such occurs, don’t panic because it will subside sooner or later. Your chest will feel more tender, stiff and sore a few days after but consult your doctor as to when you can move even just for a few minutes. Resting all day can lead to more blood clot which is very dangerous. Also expect pain, heat tingling, prickling and even burning sensations. This is caused by minor nerve damage but all you sensations will come back again after a few weeks.

Overall improvement should be expected in just a few weeks. Swelling and bruising will have subsided this time and results will become more obvious. More so, it takes about 3-6 months for the rest of the swelling to subside.

Breast augmentation in the Philippines is not just limited to women. Gynecomastia procedure is available for most plastic surgery clinics in the country. What’s important is that you find a board-certified plastic surgeon to ensure that only the best procedure will be practiced.

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Facts on Gynecomastia Surgery

Learn about gynecomastia in the Philippines.

Gynecomastia, or enlarged male breasts, is a common condition for men. Man boobs really should not be viewed as being something abnormal, but rather something that is common, though undesirable. It is undesirable because it makes men reluctant to take their shirt off. Some wear two shirts everyday just to cover it up. Even thin men who work out regularly at the gym and otherwise have put the effort into developing bodies that would look good in tight shirts and sweaters cannot do so. Gynecomastia can make men who are just a few pounds overweight look much heavier than they really are. However, the good news here is that gynecomastia is highly treatable.

In the past, gynecomastia surgery was mostly done on teenage boys sent to plastic surgeons by their pediatrician. But in the past few years, the treatment of gynecomastia has finally become a mainstream. It is not just the weightlifters and teenagers with the really bad cases seeking male chest reduction but also men in their 20s and 30s with just enough extra tissue in their chest for them not to look as good as they should.

There are two methods for treating male chest enlargement: liposuction and excision. In the pre-liposuction era, the only thing to do was to cut out the tissue (“excision”), usually using a small incision around about half the diameter of the areola. This worked great when there was a small and well-demarcated and circumscribed gynecomastia mass under the areola. But it didn’t work well when there was fat spread throughout the chest. Liposuction is ideal for the reduction of fat, because fat is soft and is easily removed through the liposuction instrument which is known as the cannula. However, firm and glandular gynecomastia tissue cannot be removed by liposuction but needs to be excised.

Gynecomastia surgery is a highly individualized procedure and you should do it for yourself, not to fulfill someone else’s desires or to try to fit any sort of ideal image. This procedure is a good option for you if you are physically healthy and of relatively normal weight, you have realistic expectations, your breast development has stabilized and if you are bothered by the feeling that your breasts are too large.

Though gynecomastia is very safe and less risky than other surgeries, it is still important to choose a surgeon that you could trust and could make you feel comfortable all through out the process. When choosing a plastic surgeon for gynecomastia surgery, remember that the surgeon’s experience and your comfort with him or her are just as important as the final cost of the surgery.

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