Gynecomastia/Male Breast Enlargement affects up to two-thirds of pubescent boys and half of all men. Male breast enlargement that arises in puberty often resolves on its own, within a matter of months, as hormone levels normalize. Some of men who may have gynecomastia are often seen – and see themselves – as freaks.
However, that is not a serious problem till you have a through understanding and no more embarassment of women-like breast size.
What is Male Breast Enlargement?
Gynecomastia is swelling of the breast tissue in boys or men, caused by an imbalance of the hormones estrogen and testosterone. Gynecomastia can affect one or both breasts, sometimes unevenly. Newborns, boys going through puberty and older men may develop gynecomastia as a result of normal changes in hormone levels, though other causes also exist.
How to deal with breast enlargement in men?
Gynecomastia/ Male breast enlargment is not a serious problem and it can be early diagnosed and treated by drugs and medications. However, in complication cases, untreated breast enlargement in men can lead to male breast cancer. Go for doctor and any symptoms or signs being concerned to breast enlargement will be tested and checked by doctors. Later on, there are some treatment and prevention methods are recommended.
Medications used to treat breast cancer and other conditions, such as tamoxifen and raloxifene, may be helpful for some men with gynecomastia. Although these medications are approved by the Food and Drug Administration, they have not been approved specifically for this use.
Surgery to remove excess breast tissue
If you still have significant bothersome breast enlargement despite initial treatment or observation, your doctor may advise surgery. Two types of surgery are used to treat gynecomastia:
- Liposuction. This surgery removes breast fat, but not the breast gland tissue itself.
- Mastectomy. This type of surgery removes the breast gland tissue. The surgery is often done on an endoscopic basis, meaning only small incisions are used. This less invasive type of surgery involves less recovery time.