Gynaecomastia is a condition in men that can cause a great deal of embarrassment. It is when a man’s breasts are larger than normal due to hormonal imbalances in the man’s body. This condition is also referred to as “man boobs” and can occur in men of any age. It is quite common in young teenage boys and older men.

This condition can affect either one breast or both breasts of a man. The symptoms include one or both breasts developing a small but significant amount of extra tissue around the nipple area leading to larger and more prominent breasts. The extra breast tissue can sometimes be painful or tender.

Gynaecomastia is caused due to a number of reasons, such as hormonal imbalance, obesity, puberty, and old age. Whenever there is an imbalance of sex hormones (testosterone and estrogen) in the body, the person can develop this condition.

Estrogen is the hormone that causes the breast tissue to grow. Women have higher levels of estrogen and men have higher levels of testosterone to stop their breasts from getting bigger. Being overweight or obese can increase estrogen levels in the body and cause a man’s breasts to become bigger.

Treatment Options

There are lots of different kinds of treatments for gynaecomastia, varying from medications to male breast reduction surgery.

Medication will help to adjust the imbalance of hormones in the body. Liposuction is a good surgical option to get rid of gynaecomastia. One type, power-assisted liposuction (PAL), involves the use of a mechanically powered oscillating cannula. Once inserted into the region, this tool efficiently dislodges the excess fat and then removes it with medical suction.

Another liposuction option, VASERlipo, uses minimally invasive and painless ultrasound technology to achieve excellent body contouring and precise shapes and curves. It is a much better option than traditional liposuction and can help the patient receive amazing results after just one round of VASERlipo.

VASERlipo is one of the most advanced body-sculpting and contouring techniques available at present. It can remove the fat from many areas of the body, including the breasts in a man who suffers from gynaecomastia. It can remove the excess fatty tissue from the breasts and leave him with a more sculpted and athletic upper body.

Another good surgical option for treating gynaecomastia is Minimal Incision Glandular Excision surgery. The MIGE technique is more invasive than VASERlipo, but is very effective and long lasting. It is quite safe and produces excellent results.

During the MIGE technique, with the help of small incisions made on one or both breasts, the surgeon is able to remove the excess glandular tissue from the area to give him smaller and firmer breasts. The incisions are then closed up with the help of sutures.

Want to Learn More?

To find out more about gynaecomastia and the treatment option that would be best for your specific case, it’s best to get in touch with London Bridge Plastic Surgery and schedule an informative consultation today.