Gynecomastia refers to breast tissue enlargement in males. You might have seen boys or men with a female like developed breasts. Most of the time, such people are bullied and become a laughing stock among peers.
This should be highly discouraged because breast enlargement in men can be because of some severe illness. And, such an attitude towards them can refrain them from talking about it. Also, they hesitate to get treatment from any professional.
It is not something rare and limited to a few people but prevalent among boys and men of all ages. At times, you might think that such issues are first world problems. No sir, that is not the case at all. You’ll be surprised to know that it is widespread in developing countries like ours.
Notably, a recent study suggests that 32 to 40% of Pakistani male population suffers from gynecomastia at some point in their life. On top of that, gynecomastia can occur in infants, pubertal boys, adults, and old aged people. In fact, 65% of people affected in Pakistan are old aged men.
Most of the cases reported here in Pakistan are because of estrogen and androgen imbalance. Many pathological and physical factors can contribute to creating this imbalance. Physiologically it can appear in infants due to female hormones remaining from their mothers.
Pubertal boys will encounter some hormonal imbalance as it can be a result of many diseases such as renal, hepatic, or thyroid issues. Adding to it, some drugs can also cause gynecomastia.
Now that you know that gynecomastia is getting common in our country, you should not hesitate to find a solution. If you are suffering from over-developed breasts, stop being embarrassed. Here for your ease, we’ve answered some of the questions that come to your mind daily, but you are too shy to ask.
Get your answers to get rid of this situation.
Q. Can Taking Oral Hormone Cure My Condition?
A. Gynecomastia is caused due to low levels of testosterone or high levels of estrogen in male bodies. Hence, if hormones are given in the form of oral medicines, it might help. The administration of anti-estrogens for up to 6 months has shown a reduction of breast tissue in 20% of patients. Unfortunately, it does not completely cure the condition.
Q. Is It Normal To Feel Pain In My Breasts If I Have Gynecomastia?
A. If you have gynecomastia, you’ll feel some pain in your chest. Moreover, you can also experience some tenderness and swelling.
Q. Can Gynecomastia Reduce Libido In Males?
A. It is quite obvious that gynecomastia is a result of low testosterone. Testosterone in males is responsible for all sexual characters. In its absence, you might experience low libido — erectile dysfunction, low sperm count, and also gynecomastia.
Q. Can I Get Rid Of My Man Boobs With Dieting?
A. If you are overweight, then it is a possibility that your entire life you have blamed the excess body fat for being a reason for your enlarged breasts. It can be true to some extent. Fat can deposit in your chest and mimic large breasts. But remember it is not gynecomastia
Such condition is called false gynecomastia or pseudo gynecomastia. Point to be noted here is that true gynecomastia is an enlargement of breast glandular tissue. Whereas in pseudo gynecomastia, breasts are enlarged due to excess fat deposits.
So, if you have done some strict dieting and exercise routines and thought that it would vanish your growing breasts, it will not. It can remove the excess fat but not any growth in the glandular tissue. For this, you need to consult a good doctor that advises you appropriate treatment.
Q. What Treatment Options Do I Have?
A. With great advancement in cosmetic surgery, very simple treatment options are available. Two commonly used procedures are:
The excess fat is the reason for your enlarged breasts; this fat can is removable with a simple liposuction procedure.
In this procedure, small incisions are made along the breast crease. Small tubes are inserted to emulsify the fat. Further, this fat is sucked through a small vacuum-like copula.
As a matter of fact, True gynecomastia is an enlargement of breast tissue. This tissue can be cut off and removed through a partial mastectomy.
Q. Is Gynecomastia Treatment Painful?
A. The answer is simple and clear, no. Surgical procedures done for the treatment of gynecomastia are entirely painless. All surgeries are done under local or general anesthesia, which will not let you feel even the slightest of pain.
So, if you are avoiding treatment just because you do not want to go under the knife, this information can be a sigh of relief for you.
Q. Will Gynecomastia Surgery Give Me Scars?
A. Many people among us are scared of the scars left after surgeries. What is the benefit of getting a perfect body if you cannot go shirtless because of a nasty scar? Do not worry. Gynecomastia surgery is done with minimal scarring just around the areolas.
Q. How Much Will Gynecomastia Treatment Cost In Pakistan?
A. The treatment of gynecomastia can range from 90,000 to 200,000. It depends upon the type of treatment required. If the growth is of fatty tissue, it will resolve with simple liposuction and cost less. On the other hand, if the removal of glandular tissue is required, the cost will henceforth increase.
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