Gynaecomastia (man boobs) is a condition caused by excess tissues in the breast area in men. This condition could have a detrimental effect on self-consciousness for men especially during situation of a bare top, like swimming or exercise. If you are suffering from Gynaecomastia, Pall Mall Medical are here to guide you on the best treatment rout for your individual case. This could range from simple exercise, diet plan, blood tests or male breast reduction surgery in resistant cases. With this in mind, let’s take a look at the causes of this condition and how you can cure it.
What causes Gynaecomastia?
Gynaecomastia could be caused by a number of factors, but there is no definite reasons, the two most common causes are a hormone imbalance or after gaining excess weight. Developing man boobs during puberty is common as levels of testosterone drop, causing an imbalance of hormones. Man boobs can also be an unfortunate side effect of some medications or in rare cases as a sign of liver disease or testicular cancer.
Gynaecomastia can affect people in all stages of life from new-born babies to older adults. In the case of a new-born, the condition will disappear in just a few weeks but this is not always the case for older individuals. If you are wondering how to get rid of your man boobs, there are a number of things that you can do yourself to reduce the appearance of moobs.
Exercise and sleep
One of the things that you can do to reduce the appearance of man boobs is to make sure you exercise regularly. While Gynaecomastia isn’t caused by excess fat, being overweight can play havoc with your hormones. So, if you want to do everything you can to get rid of your man boobs, it could be in your best interests to lose some body fat. Toning exercises can help you to build muscle, which will help.
The amount of sleep you get each night can also affect the testosterone (male hormone) levels in your body so a few tweaks to your sleep routine could set you on the right track to getting rid of those moobs. Cutting back on alcohol is also one of things you should change if you want to see improvements. If you are worried how alcohol maybe effecting your health read our blog post and take a look at our private health screening options.
Male breast reduction surgery could be the next step
If you’ve tried everything you can think of to reduce the size of your man boobs, male breast reduction surgery could be an option for you.
Mr El Gawad, Consultant Plastic Surgeon, who wrote the NHS Evidence on this condition, has helped plenty of men to gain back their body confidence through this procedure and could do the same for you! He offers a tailored treatment plan according to each individual case. In resistant cases; when surgery would be the effective modality, he uses key hole surgery to limit scaring and recovery period. The procedure involves removing some of the excess tissue to reduce the sagging or droopy appearance. Having excess breast tissue can be extremely upsetting and uncomfortable condition that can have an impact on your quality of life and so it’s no surprise that more and more men are choosing to have surgery to correct this.
Mr El Gawad offers free consultations at Pall Mall Medical to help you decide if this is the right course of action for you, he will listen to your concerns and adapt a treatment plan according to your best interest. Book a free consultation today.