Ginecomasty, or highly developped breasts in men is a
matter that usually causes embarrassment. In every 10 men
who look for plastic surgery , 3 have ginecomasty. Few of
them know that this kind of imperfection may be corrected
with a simple surgery, and that there is not even the need
There are three types of ginecomasty: the real one,
the mixed one and the fake one. The
real one happens due to a benign hypertrophy of
the mammary gland, the fake one due to localized
excess of fat tissue, and the mixed one due to
an association of the two factors above mentioned.
The excessive growth of the masculine mammary gland comes
from a rupture of the hormonal balance that usually starts
at puberty, as breast development is the same for boys and
girls until adolescence. With the start of masculine hormone
secretion, the mammary gland atrophies. During this process
there may be a partial growth of the breasts, this is considered
a normal imbalance, as long as there is an involution in the
following 6 months to 2 years.
The ginecomasty may have other causes, other than the hormonal
and glandular, it may happen due to abuse of drugs, alcohol
or certain types of medications such as synthetical cortisone.
It is also a common problem in elderly men , due to their
smaller production of masculine hormones.
After the primary causes of the illness are established, the
doctor evaluates if there is real need for the surgery. Usually,
the surgery is indicated because of the psychological and
social problems ginecomasty brings to men. There are many
surgical techniques for the treatment of ginecomasty, when
we face a fake ginecomasty, liposuction is enough.
When it comes to the real one the excessive glandular
tissue is removed by an incision on the areola or next to
it. Regarding the mixed one, liposuction is used
for removing fat and there is surgical incision for removing
the glandular tissue
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