Gynecomastia is a condition that causes breast tissue enlargement in boys and men. People jokingly call them 'man boobs' although excess glandular tissue can be a source of embarrassment, depression and anxiety for men of all ages. It's estimated that approximately half of boys going through puberty and up to two-thirds of men over 50 will experience some degree of gynecomastia.
Breast enlargement in men can happen when the balance between testosterone and oestrogen in your body is thrown off. All boys are born with a small amount of breast tissue that’s similar to women. Normally a dominant secretion of testosterone in a man’s body keeps the breast tissue in check. When men’s bodies make less testosterone, the presence of oestrogen can cause male breast tissue to swell. Gynecomastia normally affects both breasts equally although one side can sometimes become larger than the other.
If your hormonal imbalance doesn’t resolve on its own, and your breast enlargement is accompanied by swelling, inflammation, discharge or pain, see a doctor right away. Fortunately, you have many gynecomastia treatment options available in the Canberra area.
Vaser Liposuction removes ‘man boobs’
Vaser treatment for gynecomastia is a popular cosmetic surgery procedure that targets breast tissue with ultrasonic (sound) energy. At Cosmos Clinic, this technique has been extremely successful at eradicating all of the glandular tissue and excess chest fat. In fact, this treatment offers male patients a one-stop, permanent solution for ‘man boobs.’
We can also combine male breast reduction surgery with high def Vaser, a procedure that can give your entire chest and abdomen area a more defined and sculpted appearance. Each year, we help hundreds of men regain their self-esteem by enhancing their masculine physique.
*Results may vary from patient to patient. **All photos are of patients from Cosmos Clinic, and all ‘after’ images are taken 6 weeks post operation.