How to fix gynecomastia?

Written by: Dr. José Ignacio Ortega Martínez
Published: | Updated: 27/05/2018
Edited by: Top Doctors®

Gynecomastia is the pathological increase in men of one or both breasts, and can be solved surgically through a liposuction or a mastectomy.

Although it is not customary to link the male chest with breast prominent, the pathological rise on men is more common than it seems. This pathology, known as gynecomastia, appears in 65% of the Men during puberty and tends to disappear after a year or two. In adulthood they could contain up to 36 % of men, and after 45 years, the incidence among the male population grows to 57%.

Causes of gynecomastia

cause of the appearance of the gynecomastia are many and varied. You can have a family origin, or due to liver disease or endocrine system, which can activate the pathological growth of one or two breast of the male.

The development of some tumors, as the lung, the testis or adrenal gland, can be linked to the pathology, also the intake of drugs as cimetidine ( drug used for duodenal ulcer or stomach ) and digoxin (used in cardiac disorders), among others.

Some toxic substances, such as anabolic steroids, marijuana and heroin, have also been linked with the appearance of gynecomastia, although there are some times that the pathology appears without cause.

Operation to reduce breast

The increased volume of breast the male may be caused by an excess of fat, so will the intervention indicated the liposuction. This operation in both breasts can last an hour, and the resulting scars resembled natural skin folds and locate in the breast or armpit.

If the gynecomastia is due to increased volume of mammary gland, subcutaneous mastectomy will be made. The gland through an incision in the bottom of the areola, operation that can last a little over an hour extirpated. In the case that much skin should be removed, the scar will all located around the areola.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr. José Ignacio Ortega Martínez
Plastic surgery

Dr. Ortega Martinez is a specialist in Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery. Formed in the best international centers and some of the most prestigious plastic surgeons in the world, Dr. Ortega Martinez focuses exclusively on private practice since 2006. His distinctions include the National Prize of Plastic Surgery Residents in 1994 Extraordinary prize of Doctorate of the University of Seville.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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