Gynecomastia refers to the persistent enlargement of the male breast and is the result of enlarged glandular breast tissue and/or excessive fat accumulation. There is no set direct cause for Gynecomastia, but there are some factors which could cause it, including:
- Imbalance between hormones, such as estrogen and testosterone
- Steroid use
- Use of herbal products like lavender and tea tree
Regardless of the cause, it’s a benign condition that does not harm those affected, but it could cause some self-esteem issues as a result of the appearance of a feminine figure.
The goal in gynecomastia surgery is to remove excess tissue and contour the remaining tissue into a masculine chest. This is done through small incisions around the armpit area or through the areola from where fat and glandular tissue will be removed.
There is some swelling after the gynecomastia surgery, but discomfort should heal quickly.