Gynecomastia? Treatment, Symptoms, Causes & Surgery Cost
Gynecomastia is the only word makes most of the men into irritation and extreme level of anger, some people hate their own Body for this only one word Gynecomastia, because of this male breast issue most men lost their relationship with their closed one in their life.
While reading this article may be you feel the same, am I Right?
As a Cosmetic surgeon, I heard so many real stories from my clients but I think this is the right time to share one important and heartbroken story.
One fine evening on Friday last year, the guy (just 28) entered into my cabin with a smiley face (He almost look like Current James Bond Daniel Craig) came to my Cosmetic clinic for the consultation. But initially, I thought he is a marketing person.
Once he settled into his seat, I started my conversation.
Sir, what is your Problem?
But, He didn’t say anything for few minutes, again I raised my query.
This time, with his broken heart he opened his eyes with flowing tears. I tried to convince but it almost dragged me for nearly 20 minutes.
Actually, the guy has the relationship with a girl for almost six years, after long years of journey finally, the couple got permission from their parents for fine marriage.
Here is the twist happened?
After Engagement, Both families planned to go for a one day trip before marriage.
Actually, they Chosen to go water theme park nearby. At that time the guy removed his Shirt for a nice swim. Here the girl father noticed something problem with guy chest.
The girl father thought it might be related to Gender issue (i believe as a reader you the answer). Finally girl family stopped marriage
After consultation with the guy, I called to girl father and Explained about male breast issue. Finally, girl father convinced.
Now the cute couple going to celebrate their first Anniversary in few months. We become closer together and they visit my clinic often.
Still, I call him as a James Bond. It’s one of the fine story from my side as a Cosmetic Surgeon.
What is Gynecomastia?
The Word Gynecomastia means female type of Breasts in Male
Gynec = Female, Mastia = Chest
It’s a swelling of the breast tissue in boys or men, caused by an imbalance of the hormones estrogen (Female sex hormone) and testosterone (Male sex hormone). Gynecomastia can affect one or both breasts, sometimes unevenly.
Generally, Gynecomastia isn’t a serious problem, it’s curable by surgery but it can be tough to cope with the condition. Men and boys with Gynecomastia sometimes have pain in their chests and may feel uncomfortable.
This video from Cosmetic surgeon regarding Gynecomastia
Signs and symptoms of Gynecomastia include:
Swollen breast gland tissue
When to see Cosmetic surgeon regard Gynecomastia issue.
See your doctor if you have:
Nipple discharge in one or both breasts
Causes of Gynecomastia
75% to 80% causes are unknown, in medical term it called as idiopathic.
Idiopathic means denoting any disease or condition which arises spontaneously or for which the cause is unknown.
Natural hormone changes
The hormones testosterone and estrogen (female hormone) control the development and maintenance of sex characteristics in both men and women. Testosterone (Male Hormone) controls male traits, such as muscle mass and body hair. Estrogen controls female traits, including the growth of breasts.
However, male estrogen levels that are too high or are out of balance with testosterone levels can cause Gynecomastia.
A number of medications can cause Gynecomastia. These include:
- Anabolic steroids and androgens.
- Anti-anxiety medications, such as diazepam (Valium).
- Tricyclic antidepressants.
- Ulcer medications, such as cimetidine (Tagamet HB).
- Cancer treatment (chemotherapy).
Several health conditions can cause Gynecomastia by affecting the normal balance of hormones. These include:
- Tumors Hyperthyroidism
- Kidney failure.
- Liver failure and cirrhosis.
- Malnutrition and starvation.
There are a few factors you can control that may reduce the risk of Gynecomastia:
- Don’t use illegal drugs.
- Avoid alcohol.Don’t drink alcohol, or drink in moderation.
- Review your medications.If you’re taking medication known to cause Gynecomastia, ask your doctor if there are other choices
What is the cost of Gynecomastia surgery in Bangalore?
The Gynecomastia surgery cost in Bangalore at Curls & Curves is 50,000 INR to 80,000 INR plus tax (GST), it includes anesthesia, operating room facilities or other related expenses.
The average cost of Gynecomastia surgery in America is $3,525, according to 2016 statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
Gynecomastia surgery costs can vary widely. The average cost referenced above does not include anesthesia, operating room facilities or other related expenses.
Many plastic surgeons offer patient financing plans for male breast reduction, so be sure to ask.
Gynecomastia surgery costs may include:
Hospital or surgical facility costs
Prescriptions for medication
Your satisfaction involves more than a fee. When choosing a board-certified plastic surgeon in your area for Gynecomastia surgery, remember that the surgeon’s experience and your comfort with him or her are just as important as the final cost of the surgery.