Every child fancies becoming a grown-up. Haha, they think life becomes easier for adults. Sadly, they’ll get the taste of what challenges lie ahead just as soon as they reach puberty. Most of you know what puberty is, right? Let me explain it in simpler words.
Puberty is a time when you take your first step towards adulthood. It implies considerable effects on your physical and cognitive development. For boys, it starts from ages between 13-14 years and can last up to 17 years of age. Here you will experience a boost in height, coarseness of voice, and develop some other manly features like a lot of body hair. Moreover, you’ll encounter some hormonal fluctuations as you develop your sexual traits. So, basically puberty should make you more manly. Then why your breasts develop a feminine look during puberty?
When you reach adolescence, every physical change you experience in your body is directly related to hormonal changes occurring. The hormones responsible for sexual characters are known as androgens, estrogen, and testosterone.
A common belief is that testosterone is found in men and estrogen in women. You’ll be shocked to know that this is a wrong perception. Both hormones are present in both males and females but different ratios. Testosterone is abundant in males, while estrogen is less.
Whereas in women, it is opposite, as they have more estrogen and less amount of testosterone.
During puberty, this hormonal ratio of estrogen to testosterone may fluctuate, causing increased production of estrogen in males as compared to testosterone. Therefore, this may result in breast tissue enlargement or put gynecomastia.
This situation can be embarrassing for many of our young boys. How many of you are bullied and shamed in your friends because of this situation? Always wanted those six-pack abs with a wide chest? But what you are going through right now is completely opposite. However, every cloud has a silver lining. You’ll be glad to know that mostly the pubertal gynecomastia resolves on its own. It might take some time, but it’ll just go away without any treatment.
Gynecomastia caused due to puberty will fix on its own within six months to two years. Furthermore, you won’t even need any medicine for it.
However, the condition may occur as early as 10 to 12 years of age and last up to 17 to 20 years of age. But most commonly, it is seen in boys aged 13 and 14 years.
So, people, the good part is that you’ll get rid of it soon. But what if the situation prolongs and exists even after you exit puberty and step into your adulthood? It will be a nightmare for any young man. This feminine look will make you lose self-confidence and hinder your ways to a successful career path.
Here we must search for the cause of this prolonged gynecomastia. If you are above the age of 20 years and you have enlarged breasts first thing to consider is your weight. If you are overweight, there is a possibility that you are suffering from pseudogynecomastia.
Pseudogynecomastia is also known as false gynecomastia. If you are obese, you’ll have a lot of fat deposits in different areas of the body. Similarly, fat can accumulate in your chest and enlarge your breasts, making them mimic female breasts.
As this does not affect the breast glandular tissue, it is just a false alarm. You can take a sigh of relief as pseudogynecomastia responds well to diet and exercise. Just like you begin to lose fat from other body parts, you’ll shed extra fat from your chest, giving it a flat appearance.
Contrary to this situation, what if diet and exercise are no help? This should worry you a little as now you might have true gynecomastia and need some surgical procedure to treat it.
There are a lot of misconceptions about gynecomastia. Most of us think that it is excess fat, which is incorrect. True gynecomastia is an enlargement of glandular tissues of your breasts. This happens when your body is producing more estrogen. For the treatment of true gynecomastia we have two widely used surgical procedures;
I’m sure you are familiar with what liposuction is? Whenever we talk about fat removal through cosmetic surgery, liposuction is what comes to mind. The point which needs to be clarified is that liposuction not only removes the accumulated fat it actually removes the fat cells.
So if your gynecomastia is due to enlargement of fat cells, they can be removed with liposuction. For this, you’ll be given some local anesthesia. Small incisions will be made at the target area, and fat will be emulsified using a liquid. Further, the fat cells will be sucked through a vacuum-like small capula.
In a matter of hours, you’ll get rid of your male boobs. As it is a non-invasive procedure, you’ll have a speedy recovery.
Mastectomy refers to complete or partial removal of breast tissue if your gynecomastia is because of the growth of glandular tissues of the breasts, you will need to get them removed with a surgical procedure.
A mastectomy or a gynecomastia surgery is performed under general anesthesia. Incisions are made along the breast crease, and extra tissues are cut off.
You might experience some bruising and swelling afterward which will take a few weeks to go.
Choose a surgeon who is well qualified, trained, and equipped to perform this task. He should be able to communicate with you all possible options and outcomes. Moreover, he should be able to identify the underlying cause of your condition to treat it accordingly.
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