GYNECOMASTIA – SYMPTOMS, DIAGNOSIS, AND TREATMENT
Gynecomastia refers to the enlargement of the glandular tissue of the male breast. Boys whose body is in a developing period are at higher risk of developing this health condition. It can occur in one or both male breasts. The prime reason for causing Gynecomastia is hormonal imbalance, and studies reveal; mostly 65% of men are dealing with some degree of Gynecomastia.
Males dealing with Gynecomastia often feel embarrassed about their masculinity, which slowly takes a toll on their self-confidence, self-esteem, and body image. The good news is that such hormonal imbalance often goes away on its own once the hormones are balanced and restored. If the case is otherwise and you desire an aesthetic change in your breasts, visit Deccan Clinic for the best Gynecomastia surgery in Pune.
Before visiting the doctor, it’s wise to understand the health condition, which is bothering you so that the right questions can be raised during the consulting session with the doctor.
Symptoms of Gynecomastia
The first symptom of Gynecomastia is enlarged breasts. The person begins to observe a slight bump behind the nipple(s). The enlargement is often painless, but some men complain that they experience tender breasts. Also, to determine whether you have Gynecomastia, check if your one breast is larger than the other. If yes, consult the best doctor for Gynecomastia treatment in Pune. Early treatment may save you the embarrassment and bring out your best version.
Causes of Gynecomastia
Gynecomastia can be caused due to two categorized reasons – Physiologic and Non-physiologic.
- Birth: 90% of infants are born with Gynecomastia due to the estrogen imbalance transferred from their mother’s womb. But it mostly disappears after one month.
- Puberty: 50-70% of boys experience Gynecomastia during their puberty period. It occurs during the age of 13 or 14 and goes away on its own after 6-12 months. In some boys, it may last for two years.
- Older Adults: Decrease in male hormone testosterone with increasing age is the reason for breast enlargement in old age.
This type of Gynecomastia can occur at any age due to medical reasons or underlying health condition, such as:
- Cirrhosis of the liver
- Testosterone deficiency (Hypogonadism)
- Poor kidney function
- Testicles or adrenal tumors
Certain medicines or treatments can also trigger Gynecomastia as a side-effect, such as:
- Heart treatment medication
- Anti-fungal treatment
- Heartburn or ulcers medications
- Illicit drugs (marijuana, heroin, or amphetamines)
Some steroid injections to stimulate the production of testosterone can also create hormonal imbalance and develop Gynecomastia. Also, a condition named Klinefelter’s syndrome is often detected by the primary symptom of enlarged breasts. This syndrome, if left untreated, can increase the risk of male breast cancer.
During the diagnosis process, our doctors will physically examine the patient’s health, genitals, lymph nodes, liver, thyroid, and breasts. Blood tests to determine the hormonal levels are performed. If needed, the doctors may also suggest some imaging tests confirm the root cause of Gynecomastia.
Subcutaneous mastectomy was previously the most commonly performed surgery for Gynaecomastia. Our Plastic Surgeons in Pune perform liposuction to address Gynecomastia. The surgery is often recommended to adolescents whose breasts are entirely developed. In this process, the excess glandular tissue and excess skin are removed with minimal incisions and scars.
To date, the Gynecomastia surgery in Pune has offered satisfactory results to all men and adolescents. The positive results have helped many patients resolve their anxiety, embarrassment, self-confidence, and emasculation. To learn more about such types of cosmetic surgery and treatments, visit Deccan Clinic or call us today to book your appointment with Pune’s leading plastic surgeons.