Wednesday, 2 January 2019

Why Do I Have Gynecomastia (Male Breasts)?




Almost every third man faces this condition called “Gynecomastia” during puberty and it usually disappears with time. But if the condition persist for more than two years, a surgical intervention in needed. While heredity, consumption of certain drugs, obesity or hormonal changes can be one of the various other reasons, the answer of the question “why” is still uncertain because the reasons are usually unknown and many researches are still going on to find out them.


Though it has no direct relation with men’s general health, and Gynaecomastia surgery is basically sought for aesthetic purpose yet it is true that it helps in elevating the mental illness that refers to the individuals who are more consumed with their physical appearance that they let it affect their peace of mind. There are even some mental disorders which solely relate to the body image such as body dysmorphic disorders and anorexia. Many men experience emotional turmoil and alienation because of the dissatisfaction with their not-so-manly appearance. But with the availability of simple and safe surgical options, Gynaecomastia is no more a matter of great mental stress.


Gynaecomastia surgery involves the removal of tough fibro glandular component of the breast through a unique incision following liposuction. The main advantage of having surgical correction is- there are no chances of recurrence in whole life because the glands are removed, while almost pain free, rapid recovery, zero down-time, no requirement of admission in the hospital as the surgery in done on out-patient basis etc are other positive factors. By improving the shape of chest; gynaecomastia surgery installs confidence and adds to the sense of well-being.

For more details, Contact:
Dr. R. K. Mishra
Plastic & Cosmetic Surgeon
SIPS Hospital, Lucknow
Ph: 9795 800800