Is gynecomastia always associated with low testosterone blood levels?
No. Many patients seen at Allure Medspa had testosterone levels checked that are well within the “normal” range. There could be many other reasons like the ingestion of drugs or medical ailment like kidney issues. If other secondary sexual characteristics are normal, probably the hormone level will be normal.
Why gynecomastia is seen in Infancy?
No, breast enlargement occurs quite often in both male and female babies in the first month or so of life. The reason behind this could be the presence of maternal estrogen, which crosses the placenta prior to birth. This ’neonatal gynecomastia’ seen in male babies generally goes away in 4-6 weeks of birth. Interestingly, ‘neonatal gynecomastia’ does not occur in children who are born prematurely.
What’s the Best Age for Gynecomastia Surgery?
The cosmetic surgery is allowed to perform after 18 years of age and who considered a right candidate if they are physically and mentally fit to undergo surgery. However, if a person is below 18 and feeling embarrassment, theprocedure can be done with parental consent.
Does nipple piercing interfere with gynecomastia surgery?
Patients need to rest and let the body heal immediately after the surgery. Indulging in rigorous exercise could lead to large blood or fluid collections which can lead to infection or contour irregularities, ruining a great result. One should try avoiding repetitive arm and chest motions, heavy lifting, and straining or excessive trunk motion for 2 weeks following surgery.
Can gynecomastia surgery be done at the same time as another procedure?
Yes, other cosmetic procedure can be done with Gynecomastia surgery. There is an added advantage that the recovery period is same and a single anesthesia is enough to administer.
Will the scars be visible in gynecomastia surgery?
The scars for the liposuction and gland excision are 4-5mm long and placed right in the peri areolar area or at the inframammary fold, armpit crease, so they are not visible once healed. To avoid an obvious ‘operated on’ look, these scars are purposely placed asymmetrically.
Can gynecomastia turn into cancer?
There is no written proof of a gynecomastia and male breast cancer. It is a known fact that excess estrogen compared to androgens increases the risk of both benign (gynecomastia) and malignant (cancer) growth of male breast tissue. Examples of risk factors for such abnormal growth of male chest tissue would include aging, obesity, alcoholism, liver disease, and estrogen treatment for prostate cancer &Klinefelter’s syndrome.