Should I get Male Breast Reduction? Should I Really Be Concerned?
Sometimes, men or even boys are reluctant to take their shirts off as a result of having man boobs. This term “man boobs” is often a term used to describe what is medically known as Gynecomastia, a condition where men develop enlarged breasts. Most men are reluctant to talk about it, yet, it is important to realize that this is a condition a number of them face. Here is a low down on how Dr. John A. Kotis evaluates this medical condition that can be classified into different categories.
There are cases where men who are fit and lean are unable to get rid of their puffy nipples. This can be a result of adolescent gynecomastia not properly subsiding. Puffy nipples are a condition whereby you may no longer have larger man boobs, but your nipples may seem like those of a female.
When men are about to hit puberty, there are a number of changes happening in their body. One of this is an increase in the hormonal and testosterone levels. Sometimes, this can also cause an increase in the female hormone which leads to the development of a glandular tissue beneath the areola, giving you man boobs. Typically though, the breasts are only between 1 cm and 5 cm in diameter. These changes are also temporary and in most cases, this will go away as you hit puberty and grow up.
This can be further divided into 5 groups depending largely on the reasons for the formation of male breasts.
Often, men that are overweight and obese can appear to have male breasts. This appearance though is not permanent and shouldn’t be thought of as such. This is basically down to the adipose or fatty tissue. People who are able to lose weight in a controlled way with a proper diet can get rid of these male breasts, without having to go under the knife.
· Liver or Renal Failure
When your liver is unable to work properly or is unable to produce the requisite amount of protein or process hormones, it can increase the estrogen levels in men and lead to them having male breasts.
· Hormonal Imbalance
This is the primary cause of the formation of male breasts in men. Here, there are a greater number of female hormones being produced in the male body as well as the male hormones, which leads to the formation of male breasts. This can be caused by medical conditions such as Klinefelter Syndrome.
· Abuse of Steroids
Steroid abuse is a common cause of gynecomastia. AAS (anabolic-androgenic steroids) which are readily used by bodybuilders and athletes can cause this condition in its purest form. Despite not being visible in a muscular physique, as the athlete starts to age, this will become increasingly apparent.
· Medicinal Side effects
Medication can trigger the creation of male breasts as a side effect. These drugs can increase the estrogen levels in the man’s body to enhance their breasts.
If you are looking for a surgical removal, or advice please contact Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. John A. Kotis at (847) 250 0350