Enlarged male breasts are a common problem in teenagers and adult men. It is very common among teenagers who undergo puberty. Enlarged breasts will go away on their own by age 21 for many young men.
Unfortunately, not all men experience the same thing. They often end up with a condition called gynecomastia. Adult males with this condition rarely get rid of it on their own with workouts, dieting, and medication.
Gynecomastia is a condition that makes breast tissues in men and boys swell and gives the appearance of women’s breasts. It can happen when the balance of two bodies’ hormones is thrown off. Enlarged breasts due to fat deposits are called pseudo gynecomastia and are completely different from gynecomastia.
Usually, boys are born with a smaller amount of breast tissue. In some cases, hormonal changes swell the breast tissue and create nasty troubles. Surgery is the best solution to get rid of this issue quickly.
Symptoms of Gynecomastia
Before reaching the doctor to get surgery, it is necessary to ensure that you have gynecomastia. Here are the major symptoms of this condition.
- Lump of fatty tissues under the nipple, and the lump looks sore or tender
- Swelling breasts either on one side or both
- Breast tenderness
- Discharge from nipples
- Have pain in breasts
Many factors trigger the hormonal imbalance in boys that causes male breast growth. Many times, the major reason for this condition is unknown. Boys undergo several body changes during puberty and aging, like girls. So, certain things may cause gynecomastia.
Here are the potential causes to consider
- Thyroid issues
- Obesity due to the presence of more estrogen
- Kidney failure
- Use of illegal drugs
- Diseases or injuries that affect testicles that make testosterone
- Certain medications, such as HIV drugs, heart tablets, and steroids
Some infant boys may get this condition as hormones from their mothers are still present in their bodies. Gynecomastia is often found by taking blood/urine tests, CT scans, biopsy, mammogram, MRI scans, and testicular ultrasounds.
Consulting the doctor will help get the best solution for this trouble. Speaking with an experienced cosmetic surgeon for a reliable and quick solution is much better.
In most cases, this condition will slowly get better on its own without any medication or treatment. But, if you have gynecomastia, reach the cosmetic doctor for the best outcome.
Male boobs are quite disgusting and uneasy to showcase the body outside. It reduces confidence and affects physical and mental health adversely. By analyzing your condition, the doctor will suggest the right treatment option.
The doctor will consider your health, age, how long the condition lasts, and how well you respond to specific drugs. Initially, the doctor will recommend certain drugs to address the hormone imbalance that causes breast growth. If it does not work, they suggest the surgery option. The doctor will recommend techniques such as mastectomy and liposuction to get the best outcome quickly.