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May 11, 2022

Gynecomastia: Not Just A Cosmetic Issue!

Gynecomastia is a condition characterized by abnormally enlarged male breasts.  The condition of over-developed or enlarged breasts in men, is common in men of any age. It can be the result of hormonal changes, heredity conditions, disease or the use of certain drugs. In a survey, boys with gynecomastia were compared to healthy, unaffected peers of the same age and gender with respect to physical, social and emotional well-being. The adolescents with gynecomastia were found to have significantly lower measures of mental health, self-esteem and social functioning. Boys with gynecomastia also had higher rates of disordered eating thoughts and behaviors than their peers. In some cases, when gynecomastia is present, there is a need for an endocrinologist to rule out any other hormonal disorders.

Solution to the Problem: The Male Breasts surgery is performed on an outpatient basis under local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia. You can happily go home either on the same day of the surgery or an overnight stay may be required. All the normal activities can be resumed from next day.