Detroit, MI – Gynecomastia, a condition otherwise known as man boobs, can wreak havoc on a man’s self-esteem.
A man is supposed to be able to take his shirt off without reservation, whether it’s lounging by the pool on a hot day or playing basketball as a member of the “skins team”. Gyno sufferers simply cannot take their shirts off without feeling terrible about themselves.
While man boobs typically only affects men 45 years of age or older, the problem can also be seen in some younger men. Hormonal imbalance during puberty can lead to the appearance of man boobs or moobs as they are sometimes called. The problem can also develop later in life as a result of disease, a metabolic disorder or as a result of the aging process.
The condition causes fatty tissue and/or the development of glandular tissue that is localized in the breast area and is incredibly common. It is said that male breast enlargement can be seen in 60-90% of newborns and 50-60% of boys in puberty. It can also be seen in 70% of men aged 50 or older. Gynecomastia can develop on one side of a man’s chest or both.
By now you’re probably thinking, enough about the facts about man boobs, how do you treat it?
Treatment for Man Boobs
While exercise, proper diet, and some topical treatments can help to reduce the appearance of man boobs or Gynecomastia, there is no guarantee that the problem will go away completely.
If the problem is severe, the only treatment may be gynecomastia surgery.
Following a consultation with Detroit male breast reduction surgeon Dr. Ali, you will undergo either liposuction to remove the breast fat or a mastectomy to remove the breast gland tissue. The surgery is safe and offers very little downtime.
During surgery, you will be given a series of limited incisions to remove the fat and/or breast tissue. The incisions will typically be hidden around the areola so as to reduce the appearance of scarring after your body has healed.
Following surgery, you may experience some soreness and discomfort. Dr. Ali will wrap your chest in bandages that are to remain in place for at least a day, maybe longer. Dr. Ali will then give you instructions on how to heal properly. For example, while your chest is healing, you should limit any heavy activity, especially aerobic activity and weight lifting.
After you have properly rested for about a week, you can then resume your regular activities. You should still refrain from heavy lifting for about three to four weeks. Dr. Ali will give you more feedback about your individual case following your male breast reduction surgical procedure.
Is Male Breast Reduction Surgery an Option for You?
If you suffer from man boobs, you’ll be happy to know that many insurance companies will cover the surgery. Check with your insurance company, then schedule a consultation with Dr. Ali to learn about your options.
Are you ready to say goodbye to man boobs for good? Contact Detroit plastic surgeon Dr. Ali to learn more about gynecomastia surgery, which could help to improve your self-esteem and quality of life.
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