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What is Gynaecomastia?

A medical condition that suggests nearly 60% of men are suffering from. A medical condition that can make a man feel “unmanly”, a medical condition can cause major distress and cause devastating social and emotional trauma, particularly in societies where masculinity is praised.

Gynaecomastia refers to the development of abnormally large mammary glands in males. This is caused by their bodies producing more of the female hormone, oestrogen, than its male counterpart, testosterone. The results is larger-than-normal looking boobs .

The terms Gynaecomastia and “Man boobs” are often interrelated. Whether it s Gynaecomastia or man boobs, or any other term for that matter, the result is the appearance of “bigger” boobs.

The good news is that there are treatments available that can have you ripping of your shirt at the beach in no time!

In general, the breast appearance will be comprised of a combination of both tissue and fat. A doctor will be able to determine what the breast is predominately comprised of and what treatment is most suited.

Liposuction is an extremely good option for reducing the size of man boobs that are predominately comprised of fat. Using the latest in technology, Liquid Liposuction is a gentle, quick procedure performed under twilight sedation, allowing you to be up and running in no time. Tiny incisions (meaning minimal scarring!) are made in the breast area, and the fat is extracted and permanently removed.

Traditional surgery is the option for the removal of excess tissue. This will involve a general anaesthetic and an incision on the underside of the nipple.
It is important to note that one the physical burden is lifted, any psychological damage still needs to be addressed. Learning to accept your body will help to heal wounds and move on.

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