Gynecomastia treatment in NYC is for men with man boobs. It is not an easy subject for men to talk about. So I’ll do all the talking and hopefully make it easier for the 40-60 percent of men suffering from this disease to take action and erase the taboo surrounding this topic. Gynecomastia is a hormonal imbalance caused by a lack of testosterone or an increased level of estrogen in the body. This hormonal imbalance could also be caused by an underlying issue such as a disease, drugs, or hormonal changes in the body or it could be hereditary. Moreover, gynecomastia can affect men of all ages. Symptoms of gynecomastia include excess fat around the breast tissue, excess breast glandular tissue development or a combination of both, tenderness, pain, and inflammation of the breast tissue.
Don’t worry if you suffer from gynecomastia or if you think you could be diagnosed – there are plenty of solutions to choose from which you can talk over with your doctor and see which one is the right choice for you. Here’s a rundown of the treatments available.
Gynecomastia Treatment in NYC
Several medications can help with this gynecomastia. Most medications used to treat gynecomastia treat the hormonal imbalance, the main cause of this disease. Such medication includes tamoxifen and raloxifene. Both are antiestrogens, or estrogen receptor modifiers which also help treat the pain and size of the breast caused by gynecomastia. Astrozole is another medication that could be prescribed to you that stops the creation of estrogen in the body to balance out the hormones in the body. Medication should always be taken cautiously due to the adverse reactions associated with the medication and a doctor should closely monitor this type of treatment.
Surgery is the most effective treatment to get rid of the physical aspect of gynecomastia. Depending on your symptoms, a doctor may perform a liposuction to remove the excess fat surrounding the tissue, or a full mastectomy –if the main problem is excess glandular tissue. Both surgeries are performed endoscopically, meaning a less invasive surgery with less recovery time (one-week downtime) since only small incisions are used. Both types of surgeries take about two hours and require general anesthesia. Painkillers as well as an antibiotic are prescribed to prevent infection A compression shirt is used during recovery. The results due to surgery are permanent unless future excess weight is gained and fat gets stored in the breast area.
A compression vest or shirt offers immediate physical results, however, it only hides the symptoms, it does not treat the symptoms or the underlying causes of gynecomastia. The compression vest hides the physical alternations to your breast tissue and muscle. The vest is comfortable and non-restricting and it has the main advantage of instantaneously covering the appearance of gynecomastia, however, it does not alleviate the real symptoms of the condition.
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