Gynecomastia Surgery Overview
Gynecomastia, is a condition in men known as 'man boobs', whereby the breasts become larger than normal.
Older men and teenagers are those who are most affected, but it is not limited to those age groups.
Often this condition does not cause pain, but in some cases in can, and the condition can vary in size from a bit of tissue in the breasts, to more noticeable bulging.
There are a number of reasons why men experience gynecomastia, including; hormone imbalance, older age, obesity and medication.
If you have an imbalance between sex hormones, you can suffer from 'man boobs'. Too much oestrogen in the body can cause breast tissue to grow, while not enough testosterone does not counteract the small levels of oestrogen that are present in all males.
Being very overweight is also a common cause of man boobs. Again, this is down to increased levels of oestrogen, which causes more tissue than normal to grow in the breasts.
This, in combination with excess fat in the same area can cause large abnormal breasts in men. Sometimes losing weight can cancel this out, but is not guaranteed to 'cure' gynecomastia.
If you're tired of your man boob burden and would like to know more about having a flat chest or reducing the size with gynecomastia surgery, call us on 0161 507 8822 and we will be able to advise you on your options.