One of the most common questions asked of our team of surgeons is “how do I cure Gynecomastia?”
It can be a debilitating condition both socially and physically. But with only the worst cases treated by the national health service, most people suffering from the condition will use private healthcare such as that arranged by Private Cosmetic.
Can I cure gynecomastia without surgery?
Gynecomastia is effectively a build-up of fat. As with any extra fat, exercise and adopting a healthier lifestyle will remove a lot of the problems that you face. However, in a number of cases, exercise alone will not work, and you should talk with a doctor to see if you would be a suitable candidate for gynecomastia surgery.
What else can cause my Gynecomastia?
Other than a lack of exercise and other healthy lifestyle factors such as drinking too much or eating unhealthily, there are a number of medical conditions that can lead to gynecomastia Check with your GP for an assessment of what might be causing your problem.
There are a number of reasons why you might be suffering from gynecomastia. These include:
- Genetic disorders
- Liver failure
- Kidney failure
- Hormone imbalances
Get some exercise
Regular exercise is important and need not cost the earth. There are many gym chains that offer low-cost access to fitness equipment, there are also public facilities including outdoor gym equipment that is totally free to use in your local park. For details of your nearest park gym visit http://www.tgogc.com/
To find a useful programme to follow, go online and search for chest exercises, or gynecomastia exercises. Follow a programme for a few months and you should start to see some real changes.
Surgical options for the treatment of gynecomastia
Gynecomastia surgery takes around 2 hours and is performed under a local anaesthetic. Patients can usually return home the same day.
Typically, the surgeon makes a small incision around the nipple. Once this incision is opened the surgeon will usually perform a mixture of liposuction and excision.
VASER liposuction is used to take away excess fat. This is seen as the current gold standard and a far safer method than traditional liposuction. The surgeon will also use excision to remove the glandular tissue or remove excess skin.
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