The benefits of a male breast reduction highlighted
Online PR News – 22-October-2012 –"Are you suffering from gynaecomastia – an overgrowth of male breast tissue? If so, gynaecomastia surgery could be the answer," says Cosmetic Surgery Guru.
According to the website – which offers information and advice about a wide range of cosmetics procedures – going under the knife can reduce the size of the chest and can have benefits that are both physical and psychological.
Isabella Franklin, who runs the site, said: "Gynaecomastia is a non-cancerous condition which can cause small breast buds or larger more female-looking breasts to form. It’s a common and somewhat embarrassing ailment that can affect men of all ages, so it is important to take it seriously."
She continued: "During a male chest reduction, a process known as liposuction is used to remove excess fat cells from the body. A tube is inserted into the affected area and a saline solution breaks down the cells, which are then drained away. From time-to-time, glandular tissue and excess skin will also be removed, but this will depend on the wants, tastes and needs of each patient."
Gynaecomastia is often caused by a hormonal imbalance in the body and is regularly seen in teenage boys. When testosterone levels fall and oestrogen levels rise, fatty tissue can develop around the chest, but this usually settles down in time. The condition is also common in older men, who tend to store more fat cells. These fat cells produce more oestrogen and the chest area can start to grow.
While many people with gynaecomastia choose to ignore their condition, others go under the knife to have the problem resolved. In fact, figures by The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons show that male breast reductions are on the rise, with 790 men having their chest reduced in 2011 alone. Numbers were up seven per cent from 2010 making breast reduction surgery the second most popular cosmetic procedure in the UK.
Surgery can have positive effects, but Cosmetic Surgery Guru is also keen to promote natural cures for gynaecomastia.
Miss Franklin concluded: "The more fat cells a person has, the more oestrogen they produce. This can cause the breast tissue to grow, so it’s important to maintain a healthy body weight and BMI. Plenty of exercise and a well-balanced diet can help, but a trip to the doctor is recommended before lifestyle changes are made."
Cosmetic Surgery Guru is an site providing advice and information to those searching for further information on surgical and non-surgical procedures.