Gynecomastia is a medical condition that’s characterised by excessive amounts of male breast glandular tissue in boys or men. It’s very common in adult men and boys going through puberty, and even newborns have been known to develop this condition. The cause is typically a decreased amount of the hormone testosterone in relation to oestrogen.
In most cases gynecomastia affects both breasts evenly. In some cases, however, it can create an imbalance, with one side being larger than the other. For the most part, gynecomastia is a benign hormonal imbalance that sometimes clears up on its own. If you’re a man experiencing enlarged male breasts or gynecomastia in Melbourne then you should seek medical treatment if your develop swelling, discharge, pain or tenderness in the breast area.
There are some non-hormonal causes of gynecomastia:
Pharmaceutical medications such as: anti-androgens, attention deficit drugs, anabolic steroids, androgens, HIV medications, anti-depressants, certain antibiotics, cancer medications, heart treatment, alcohol and certain street drugs.
Other health conditions including: ageing, hypogonadism, hypothyroidism, tumours, kidney and liver failure.
Vaser Liposuction offers permanent solution for gynecomastia
If your condition is causing you embarrassment or it’s affecting your self-esteem, and you’ve been cleared of serious illness, you may want to consider Vaser Liposuction. It’s male breast reduction surgery that permanently eliminates excess breast tissue. Vaser Liposuction is a gentle yet effective cosmetic surgery technique that uses ultrasound energy to break down fatty tissue for easier removal. This minimises the amount of trauma that can occur to the surrounding blood vessels, muscles and connective tissue, which makes it ideal to excise fat and gland from the sensitive breast area.
A major advantage of gynecomastia surgery with Vaser Liposuction is that anywhere from90 -100% of glandular tissue can be successfully removed.For majority of men,neither the gland nor the excess fat will come back, even in cases of weight gain to other areas.
*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.