When you think about breast surgery you generally think of a female boob job right? Well breast or chest surgery in males is actually more common than you think. The reason is because of Gynecomastia, it is the most common condition within men that leads to breast surgery and we are going to cover everything you need to know about Gynecomastia with the guidance of Dr Mark Kohout.
What is Gynecomastia?
It is a common condition caused by glandular enlargement of the breast. This is a condition that affects around 40-60% of the male population. What a lot of people don’t realise is Gynecomastia is becoming more common for men with this condition to seek out surgery to improve the look of their chests.
Gynecomastia can be a sensitive condition to treat, so it can be beneficial to learn more information and facts before you consider the possible solutions. Mark Kohout, a qualified plastic surgeon in central Sydney, is particularly conscious of the need to stay informed and also recommends personal research as well as a consultation with your surgeon. He has put together a particularly helpful information pack about Gynecomastia and the related surgical procedure.
Hormones play a part in Gynecomastia
The most common causes of Gynecomastia include puberty and excessive weight gain, which can increase overall estrogen levels along with many other circumstances. Other causes include steroid and marijuana use, which can impact the imbalance of a male’s hormones increasing the chance of this condition. When a male’s testosterone decreases and his estrogen levels increase, breast tissue can begin to develop.
Surgery can be a great solution
Male breast reduction surgery is a highly personalised procedure so you need to consider If this is suitable for you. If you have come to the decision that it is right for you, it can be a great way to counter Gynecomastia. This operation can be performed on healthy, emotionally stable men of any age. It is beneficial if the patient has firm and elastic skin that can be manipulated and can easily conform to the body’s new contours. Also, if the potential patient has worked hard at reducing the problem with exercise or doesn’t use substances such as marijuana or drink alcohol excessively, they might be perfect for this operation. If you believe you are fit this criteria, then head to Mark Kohout’s website for more information.
It’s important to be open and trust your plastic surgeon
Your surgeon understands that this can be a sensitive issue to discuss, and therefore wants to make each step of the procedure as comfortable as possible – starting with the consultation. Please keep in mind when sourcing reliable information or enquiring about what’s right for you health professionals, specialists or your surgeon should be your go to, as much as we love our well-meaning friends they aren’t experts. Mark Kohout begins the process by meeting with you for a one-on-one consultation, discussing all aspects of the procedure to ensure that you are on-board. Your enquiry and procedure will be treated with absolute discretion, and all staff will provide you with superior support throughout the process.
Gynecomastia is not only caused by excess fat
It is important to note that whilst excess fat can contribute to making a male’s breasts look larger, as mentioned, it is not the only cause of gynecomastia. There are a variety of causes, therefore, it is not just overweight males who can develop Gynecomastia, those within a healthy weight range are also at risk. Regularly checking in with your doctor or a specialist, such as Mark Kohout, if you notice any irregular changes or symptoms never hurts, it’s better to be safe than sorry.
Exercise won’t always be the solution
Exercise is a great way to reduce male breasts if the issue stems from a build-up of fatty tissue only. However, if the problem lies elsewhere – hormonal issues, for example – you will need to opt for other appropriate solutions, such as surgery. Gynecomastia is the development of breast tissue, and therefore cannot be reduced with ‘spot training’ – you can’t target a series of exercises to reduce fat tissue in breasts.
The next step
If you have any questions or would like to book a consultation with Dr Kohout you can contact his practice on 1300 551 151.