Gynecomastia is a relatively common condition in men. It is often diagnosed when the breast tissue in a male is larger than what is considered to be normal. Typically speaking, there are no medical concerns associated with the condition. However, it can cause a great deal of embarrassment.
Gynecomastia is the result of having imbalanced hormones. The two hormones in question are testosterone and estrogen. Sometimes, a man may experience gynecomastia as a normal event during certain stages of life. This can be shortly after birth, when going through puberty, and when reaching a certain age.
Sometimes, the condition is caused by taking certain medications. Opioids, corticosteroids, and anti-anxiety medications are all known culprits. Additionally, certain medications that are used to treat hyperthyroidism, obesity, cirrhosis, and low testosterone can also cause an imbalance of hormones that results in gynecomastia.
Signs You Have It
Generally speaking, there are two main symptoms associated with having gynecomastia. They are swollen breast tissue. It is important to note that this can either impact one breast or both. The nipples can be impacted by this issue as well. They can become either firm or rubbery. There are other conditions that can mimic this condition. In order to determine if you actually have the problem, as well as the potential cause, testing may be required.
What Can Be Done?
In some cases, the condition can go away by itself. If you have been struggling with it for months, however, it may be time to get help. For many men, surgery is the way to deal with enlarged breasts. Gynecomastia surgery can give your chest the masculine contours you want and restore your confidence.
Get In Touch with Us for More Information
If you are concerned about gynecomastia, feel free to make an appointment with Real Cosmetic Plastic Surgery. At our convenient locations in Moonee Ponds and Werribee, Mr. Salerno and his devoted staff are pleased to answer any questions you may have. Contact us today to set up your consultation – we look forward to speaking with you!