If you have been diagnosed with a condition called gynecomastia, don't feel bad. There are thousands of males who are dealing with it just like you. You may feel like your condition is the result of something you did or are eating, relax. You'd be surprised to know that a large percentage of males that are diagnosed with this condition inherently have it as a result of something that is beyond their control. Usually individuals who have enlarged breasts have it as the result of an underlying metabolic disorder or as a side effect of some medication they have been prescribed.
If you have the condition as a result of some heart medication you are taking, it may be possible for you to cure yourself, but first it is necessary for you to see the doctor that prescribed the medicine. There may be an alternate or substitute you can take for your medical condition. If your condition is due to a metabolic cause, then you may want to consider gynecomastia surgery as an option.
Gynecomastia surgery is the male version of a breast reduction procedure. This type of procedure is performed by a board certified plastic surgeon. Since there are several causes of this ailment, there are several different types of gynecomastia surgery. The kind of procedure you receive is dependent on the type of gynecomastia you have.
The first kind of treatment is performed on patients who have been diagnosed with the pseudo version of this condition which is referred to as pseudo gynecomastia. Pseudo is when it is due to some reaction to medication or some other trigger like stress. The doctor uses liposuction instruments to suction the extra fat of the breast area. Many surgeons will opt to do this with the tumescent technique to keep down the amount of bleeding and swelling.
If you are suffering from the true version of this condition, which means you have it as a result of metabolic condition, surgical extraction of the breast tissue is done. Liposuction does not work to cure this in this type of condition because it is in the cells of the breast tissue.
If you have been diagnosed with both versions of this condition, then you are a good candidate for both of these treatment options. Both types of gynecomastia surgery will be performed during your operation to give you the best results and physical definition upon recovery.
If you have a severe case of this condition, then depending on how enlarged your breasts are, will have to have one of these procedures done. These procedures that are done are the periareolar breast reduction for small sizes, the traditional breast reduction for medium sized breasts and vertical incision breast reduction for large breasts.
No matter what form of gynecomastia you have, there is help and treatment available. You don't have to continue to live with the shame and embarrassment of this condition any longer. To find out what treatment is right for you, talk to your doctor today.