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Gynecomastia Surgery UK

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gynecomastia surgeryWhen there is an enlargement of breast tissues in males and it is benign, the condition is known as Gynecomastia. Often, during puberty, quite a few adolescent boys develop this condition but it will subside on its own within a couple of years. By, Gynecomastia can occur due to some metabolic disorders or because of the reduction in the production of testosterone in men, when they grow older. Sometimes, certain medication could also lead to this condition. When, estrogen, in the male, exceeds the ratio to androgen in males, Gynecomastia can result.

Often Gynecomastia has psychological impact on men. It leads to social anxiety as well as physical discomfort. If reduction in abnormal breast size does not decrease with chest exercises, then surgery to remove excess glandular breast tissue will have to be considered.

The kind of breast reduction surgery depends on what causes the enlargement. If it is because of excessive fat deposits, then liposuction could be undertaken. Ultrasonography could determine the diagnosis of Gynecomastia. Not too many patients can be considered for only Liposuction-assisted mastectomy. Ultrasonic liposuction has had better results for this kind of reduction. Here, the complications after surgery do not exist. There is no danger of infection or hematoma or necrosis. Unfortunately, liposuction is not the treatment for glandular Gynecomastia. It can be combined with mastectomy known as liposuction-assisted mastectomy.

There is a choice in types of surgical techniques. Generally, surgery involves the Webster incision or an intra-aureolar incision. Here, the surgical cut is made in the circumference of the pigmented area of the aureole and the glandular tissue removed. The kind of incision depends on the severity of the case. In moderate-severe Gynecomastia, there exists the option of a two stage procedure in surgery. In the first stage, liposuction is performed and a Webster incision is made to remove the fat, the gland and the tissue, which can result in a good contour. After four to six months, the second stage is undertaken, because the intervening period ensures the re-establishment of blood supply. But this leaves the area with laxity of skin. So the second stage involves the perireola donut mastopexy, where the skin laxity is improved.

In selected patients, a pull-through technique of surgical procedure is done, which is minimally invasive. Here a very tiny incision of just about 5 mm is made near the edge of the aureole and liposuction is done. Following this, the glandular tissue is pulled through the incisions.

Surgeons will be able to decide on the best surgical procedure depending on the severity of the condition. The cost of the surgery again depends on the amount of glandular tissue to be removed as well as the type of surgery opted for and whether liposuction is included. It can vary anywhere between £ 2000 to £ 5500. The surgery falls under the cosmetic surgery category. Financial aid is offered by many surgeries now in the UK with the “Buy Now, Pay Later” Scheme. And the cost of the surgery can be spread over a 9, 10 or 12 month time frame.

Few Tips On How to Get Rid Of Man Boobs

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get rid of man boobsAh, man boobs, an absolutely dreaded condition. For many people it is the subject of great ridicule. Contrary to popular belief however, there is something you can do about them, in some cases at least. Let’s take a little look at how to get rid of man boobs.

Before I delve into how can rid yourself of man boobs, I want to give you one word of advice. The information that you find here won’t always eliminate the condition. Sometimes there could be a hormonal imbalance in your body which will need to be treated by the doctor, but do try this advice beforehand, it will work in the majority of cases!

In this article I want to discuss with you what many people regard as ‘non medical reasons’ for the condition. The current theory is that man boobs are caused by various things in our environment, mainly our food. Now, it is worth knowing that this theory hasn’t been completely proved, but it certainly does have legs because the people who have taken this advice on board have managed to rid themselves of those man boobs quite quickly.

Firstly, as you can probably guess, being overweight is going to contribute to having man boobs. There are two reasons for this, firstly because there is going to be extra fatty tissue, however, in those that are overweight, there tends to be excess oestrogen in the body. This will eventually lead to a growth in this general area. Therefore, one of the simplest solutions is to lose weight! Eat a healthy diet and exercise regularly, hopefully they will end up disappearing. Of course, some people quickly realize that the condition isn’t always going to go away, in fact, there are many perfectly trim men out there still sporting man boobs, for those there are other ways to get rid of them.

Many researchers state that man boobs are a result of ‘unwanted chemicals’ entering our body. It is not known how these chemicals actually affect our bodies, but they do, and many people who have cut various things out of their daily regime have managed to eliminate man boobs once and for all. Here are a couple of tips so you know what I am talking about:

  • Drink only filtered water. This eliminates the chemicals that get added to it to ‘purify it’.
  • Eat organic food only, this isn’t always going to be possible, but try and get as close as possible!
  • Eliminate processed food.
  • If you are a vegetarian, try to cut down on Soya products, these have been proven to boost the chances of man boobs occurring.
  • Avoid using cleaning materials with harsh chemicals inside.

If these fail to work, then there are a number of supplements that you can purchase. Many of these work incredibly well, but it is worth carrying out a bit of research beforehand, that way you are going to end up with something that actually provides you with value for money.

Gynecomastia Treatment

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All diseases cause some form of distress or the other. However, one of the most embarrassing of all diseases is Gynecomastia. Gynecomastia is a non-malignant enlargement of breasts in males. This may occur briefly in newborns and most boys may have this during their adolescence for a couple of years. However, in older males, this may be due to side effects of a range of certain medicines or reduced testosterone in older men usually when they are over sixty years of age. Men with prostate cancer may be treated with medication to suppress androgens to slow down or stop cancer growth but this may have an undesirable effect of Gynecomastia. Hyperthyroidism and kidney or liver failure can also bring this about. It has also been found that malnourished persons who start getting proper nutrition may have these symptoms which fade away within two years. So while the disease itself is not dangerous, it happens as a side effect of other dangerous scenarios.

Pseudogynecomastia And The Effect Of Diet And Exercise

One encouraging piece of information is that for the majority of cases the problem may be due to pseudogynecomastia which is caused by the deposit of fat. The fatty layers are caused by poor diet resulting in excess calories as well as by poor exercise. Fat develops over a period and when it crosses 30% body fat, the body starts releasing increased estrogen and this may cause the onslaught of the regular Gynecomastia. Therefore, while the body is still in pseudogynecomastia state, a program of diet and exercise should be initiated. The exercises are quite light and composed of around 40 minutes of jogging, walking, rowing and cycling. In some cases, this may need to be stepped up. Weight training can also be used and dumbbells and the inclined bench press are usually the key components. Weight training progressively puts on more muscle and these results in burning of more fat and increase the level of testosterone.

Most doctors put patients through a regimen of diet and exercise first whether the problem is pseudogynecomastia or true Gynecomastia. One way of identifying which of the two is present is to pinch the chest and see if there is a hard lump under the nipple. If it is present, then the cause is probably true Gynecomastia. If, however, there is no difference to other parts of the body like the stomach, then the chances are it is pseudogynecomastia. In addition to the exercises described here, doctors will also control the diet by identifying items that are contributing to increased fat. Alcohol is a significant culprit which causes increased estrogen levels thus increasing fat. Lean protein is excellent for raising metabolism and getting rid of fat. A healthy diet is the first weapon that doctors use in fighting Gynecomastia.

Gynecomastia Treatment Using Pills And Creams

Gynecomastia Pills

For those who are lazy or unwilling to go through the rigours of controlled diet and exercise, there are many pills and creams available on the market with claims to dramatically reduce Gynecomastia. Some pills like Gynexin claim to treat the disease by increasing testosterone levels while, at the same time, lowering estrogen levels which contribute to Gynecomastia and cause reduced appetite. There has been no study of the effects of these pills and medication and so there is no evidence to support or deny such claims. Since there does not seem to be any harmful effects of these medications, most people tend to try them first and then, if not satisfied, proceed to more rigorous treatment.

Surgical Treatment Of Gynecomastia

If non-surgical methods have been tried for over a year with no improvement, then surgery is the only option available. Surgical methods are broadly divided into those treatment methods that require skin removal and those that do not.  Subcutaneous mastectomy is the most common surgical treatment requiring skin removal.  Ultrasonic liposuction is one of the popular methods with excellent results without removing the skin. There are several risks present in these surgical options such as wound infections, variation in sensation, scars and deformities and non-symmetrical breast results.

Gynecomastia is, in most cases, not dangerous or harmful but is usually an indication of the presence of other lethal diseases like cancer or tumours. Hence, medical attention is strongly recommended at the earliest opportunity.