Gynecomastia (Male Breasts)
Enlargement of breasts in male is very common anomaly. More than 30 percent boys have this problem starting during adolescence. It often leads to social
embarrassment and boys are hesitant to go to swimming pool or gyms.
Commonest cause is some kind of transitory hormonal imbalance during early teens. Obesity is another important cause. Rarely, some liver disorders, drugs like anabolic steroids can also cause this problem. There is increase in the glandular tissue and fat in varying amounts leading to the increase in size, in some cases the nipple and areola also become large.
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Considering a surgery?
This operative procedure is absolutely painless and is usually done under local or general anesthesia. The results are very good and are permanent. No fatal complications are there because of surgery. Collection of blood requiring aspiration or drainage, mild skin irregularities, depression of nipple region, temporary loss of sensations over the nipples are some of the correctable complications that might occur in small percentage of the cases.