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Extreme Gynecomastia: Is Surgery The Solution?

Aug 21, 2008
Extreme cases of Gynecomastia or man boobs may require surgery to resolve the issue. Since extreme Gynecomastia greatly affects the person emotionally, psychologically, and physically, doctors may suggest surgery to reduce the problem. Although surgery may reduce the physical aspect of man boobs, doctors will recommend that men seek professional, mental help to resolve the emotional and psychological complications that Gynecomastia causes. In order for doctors to treat Gynecomastia they consider surgery but first tests are run on the patient to rule out any other complications.

In some instances, Gynecomastia is caused from cancer. Mammograms and Chest X-Rays are used to rule out cancer. If there are compositions in the breast tissues, it will be apparent once the tests are completed. The doctor must consider fatty tissues and glandular tissues to determine what amount he must remove during surgery. This helps your doctor find the best approach. Typically, the surgical procedure takes a few hours in which the doctor will remove glandular and fat tissues from the breast area. Once the tissues are removed the doctor will shape the breast and remove any excess skin from the areola to make the nipples smaller and position them properly.

It is rare that any complications occur during surgery, but in some cases it may happen. Most times the complications are minor. There are some instances where men experience skin injury, infections, bleeding, and other symptoms after surgery. In this case the doctor should be notified immediately. Your doctor will determine the cause and work to resolve it.

You can expect scars after the surgery. The scars usually form after the surgery, which is common. Sometimes a small difference in equilibrium is noticeable. Overall, Gynecomastia surgery is a minor procedure and the patient can expect good results most times and also resume back to work in a few days unless the doctor advises otherwise.

If your doctor suggests that you have a basic case of man boobs, medicines or supplements may be prescribed to help reduce the problem. Your doctor can recommend that best supplements or medicines to help you reduce man boobs.

If you are in puberty, your man boobs may disappear in a few months or in a year. If your man boobs persist after this time, you may have Gynecomastia. You should ask your doctor to test you to rule out disease. Gynecomastia at this point is not fully understood by medical professionals, as the causes vary.
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