Expert discusses Gynaecomastia causes and solutions
5 May 2015
Gynaecomastia, also known as ‘man boobs’ is thought to affect up to 60 per cent of pubescent males. It’s caused by an imbalance of hormones and in around 80 per cent of cases, subsides by the age of 18. For those who continue to suffer with it however, it can be a deeply embarrassing and difficult situation to deal with. One expert discusses the causes and solutions available.
From taunting to bullying, sufferers of Gynaecomastia often endure a lot of emotional as well as physical stress and in some cases men withdraw completely from their peers and lose their self-esteem.
The good news is that Gynaecomastia can be treated. In most cases, sufferers will find that the excess breast tissue and fat does not disappear with diet and exercise alone. Teenage sufferers may be prescribed treatment but more often than not, are simply monitored until they reach the age of 18.
If by that point they are still suffering with the condition, or if it develops in an adult male, there is a Cosmetic Surgical procedure which can be undertaken to remove the excess fat and skin, significantly reducing the size of the male breasts. Male Chest Reduction not only helps with the physical nature of the condition – it also allows the patient to develop more self-confidence and feel better about their body.
An expert said: “Increased awareness of gynaecomastia within our communities will empower afflicted men and boys to seek out treatment. Years of personal experience with this operation have demonstrated a very high satisfaction rate.”
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