If you are developing female boobs, it is only normal to shy away from immediately sharing it with someone. Most of those who suffer from this condition do it in silence for fear of being ridiculed and instead of asking someone else; they try to look for solutions through their own means. So to give you more information on the matter, here are some gynecomastia facts that you might be shy to ask.
What is gynecomastia?
Gynecomastia, also known as “man boobs”, is a condition where a male develops female breasts. It can be in the form of a protruded nipple, a slight elevation of the breast tissue or a full blown enlargement of the breast closely resembling female mammaries.
Why do I have man boobs, what is happening inside my body?
Gynaecomastia is a condition that is caused by a number of factors. One can be an uncontrolled diet which can lead you to pack on excess fats. If you couple this with a lack of exercise, then it is highly likely that you develop man boobs. Another factor that can cause man boobs are medications that you might be taking some can have this kind of side effect. Hormonal imbalance can also trigger ginecomastia formation and this is most commonly experienced by males who are in their teenage or pubertal age. The first two factors can be managed which can revert man boobs back.
Is gynaecomastia a genetic problem?
No, this is not something that you inherit. This condition can occur because of something that goes out of balance in your body.
Is it permanent?
There are two types of ginecomastia, the false and the true one. The one that is caused by excessive fat build up is what is called the false gynecomastia, and it can be relieved through a strict diet and regular exercise. True gynaecomastia on the other hand is the kind that is formed due to hormonal imbalances. It can’t be considered a permanent condition, although it may need more aggressive treatments. But it can be treated with medications or man boobs surgery.
How can I hide my gynaecomastia?
Sometimes ginecomastia can be so pronounced that it becomes embarrassing and highly uncomfortable. But you can hide this by layering your outfit or use compression garments underneath your regular clothes. Compression garments can flatten your chest without becoming too constricting. These can be cheap alternatives especially if you still can’t have gynaecomastia surgery just yet.
What medications can I take to cure my “man boobs”?
Brands like Gynexin, Gynemax and Gynexerol are some of the names that are often trusted to treat gynecomastia. But you should always consult a doctor before you take these medications so you can be guided accordingly as to what would be most appropriate for you. One concern about taking medications is that it has side effects, and some of these can even worsen the condition as an adverse reaction if left unmonitored.
How will I know if I can be a good candidate for surgery?
To pass for surgery, surgeons would suggest that you be in the right age, which is above 21 years. It is because around this time, your hormones and the condition can be stabilized, and some might not even need surgery at all because their ginecomastia has subsided. Another consideration to be a good candidate for surgery is good health. This way, complications can be avoided and that you will be able to heal in a timely manner.
How much does the surgery cost?
Surgery for gynecomastia cost is around thousands of dollars in Australia. This would include laboratory work, Surgeon’s fee, anesthetic fee, theater fee and medications.