The Surgery Way
There is a condition that is often open to ridicule, but if you’re one of the 33% of men who suffer from it, it’s no laughing matter. Gynecomastia is an enlargement of the breast tissue in a male, often referred to as ‘man boobs’.
Gynecomastia or Pseudogynecomastia?
There are two different types of ‘man boobs’, and although both appear very similar and cause the same psychological distress in men, the methods of treatment are quite different.
Gynecomastia is the abnormal swelling of mammary glands in men, pseudogynecomastia is an increase in adipose tissue – fat surrounding the cells.
Who does it affect?
Gynecomastia affects males of any age and is relatively common in boys as they reach and go through puberty, due to the influx of hormones like testosterone and estrogen. However, in 90% of cases, the condition disappears either within a few months or puberty or, sometimes, towards the end of puberty.
However, the remaining 10% may find it does not disappear, at which time they find themselves considering their options including surgery, exercise and natural remedies.
What causes it?
No one knows for certain what causes gynecomastia, but some things have been linked to it including puberty, some medications, or genetics. For the majority of men treatment choices are limited; surgery, exercise or pills.
To know what the best option is, it’s important to be clear on what each entails, including costs and potential results.
1. Liposuction – this procedure is effective for men suffering with pseudogynecomastia, as there is only an excess amount of fatty tissue rather than actual breast tissue. It can be used in conjunction with breast reduction, but not on its own, for gynecomastia.
2. Male Breast Reduction Surgery – often performed by a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, the end result of this dramatic solution is often very good, and usually permanent. During surgery, the excess tissue, fat and skin is cut out. In extreme cases, liposuction may also be used to remove excess fat. However, like all surgical procedures, this operation is not without its potential risks, including excessive bleeding, infection at the site, reaction to anesthesia, loss of sensation around the nipple, ‘pitting’ or ‘dimpling’ of the breast area, scarring, pain, or even asymmetrical results.
Surgery is also expensive, rarely covered on insurance plans, as it’s considered cosmetic, so for these reasons, many men are keener to opt for a more natural solution.
Exercise and diet
An alternative to surgery includes exercising to reduce the excess fat on the chest while at the same time building up the chest muscles.
Exercises that can achieve this include bench presses and dumb bell presses. Advocates for this method love that it is completely natural. Unfortunately, results take effort, money, perseverance and time, and many men simply don’t have these.
Gynexin is, perhaps, the best alternative currently available for the treatment of gynecomastia. Satisfying those who want a natural remedy without the dangers of surgery or the inconvenience of exercise, this all natural pill has helped many men effectively lose their ‘man boobs’.
A proprietary blend of herbs, Gynexin works by targeting the fatty cells in the mammary glands, reducing them not only in size, but also in number.
The results, which often begin to show within just two to three weeks, include a tightening of the torso, lessening fat around the midsection, and, after three to six weeks, an overall firming of the chest area.
Because results are so quickly noticed, and the treatment itself is all-natural, Gynexin is the obvious solution to gynecomastia for men who want to reduce their breast tissue without the cost and risks associated with alternative treatments.