Gynecomastia refers to the appearance of female-like breasts in a man, ranging from simply puffy nipples to full-blown breast development. Gynecomastia is caused by the proliferation of tissue usually related to an imbalance of the sex hormones estrogen and testosterone. This tissue is fat, gland and fibrous in nature. Any or all types of tissue can be found at treatment.
Gynecomastia is a benign condition that can be hereditary, though it is not related to breast cancer in any way. In a small number of patients the condition may cause pain or tenderness. The real problem associated with gynecomastia, often called gyno for short, is not just the appearance of the chest, but also the negative psychological consequences. Being a man and having the appearance of a female breast provokes confusion, anxiety, humiliation and the potential for long term psychological consequences. These include avoidance and antisocial behaviors, depression, anxiety and problems with interpersonal relationships – among many others.
Gynecomastia is fixed once and permanently by an expert surgeon who removes the offending tissue and contours the chest so that it looks masculine and sculpted. Non-surgical methods for male breast reduction will not remove your gynecomastia. The gold standard treatment for gynecomastia is a surgical procedure that typically involves the removal of tissue beneath the areola in addition to some form of liposuction.