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Male breast reduction or gynaecomastia surgery is a procedure which treats men with enlarged breasts. Gynecomastia (more commonly known as moobs or man-boobs) is a medical term meaning male breast enlargement. In the majority of cases, there is no known cause and, although rarely talked about, it is a common condition. For men who feel self-conscious about their appearance, male breast reduction surgery can be helpful. The procedure removes tissue from the breasts and, in extreme cases, excess skin.Book A Free Online Mini-Consultation
Gynaecomastia is a medical condition that results in abnormally sized breasts in men and boys. Gynaecomastia is most commonly found in teenage boys and older men. Most teenage boys experience some degree of breast enlargement affecting one or both breasts. However, by early adulthood less than 10% have a residual problem. This incidence rises with age, reaching approximately 30% (1 in 3) in older men. The symptoms of gynaecomastia range from a small amount of firm tissue behind the nipples to full, prominent breasts which can, in some cases, affect either one or both breasts.
Oestrogen, the hormone responsible for the growth of the breasts, is naturally produced in small quantities by all men. Testosterone, the male sex hormone, limits the effects of oestrogen on breast growth. However, if a hormone imbalance is present, this can lead to the breast tissue growing.
There are a wide range of potential causes that lead to men or boys deveoping gynaecomastia including hormone changes during puberty, obesity, overconsumption of alcohol, certain medicines and anabolic steroids. Kat & Co can help to reduce the effects of gynaecomastia with male breast reduction surgery in Birmingham.
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