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Gynaecomastia

Gynaecomastia

Gynaecomastia refers a firm or fatty swelling of the male breast which results in an undesirable appearance and lack of self-esteem. Gynaecomastia (also known as ‘man boobs’ or ‘moobs’) can occur due to a number of factors, but most commonly through weight gain , medication or an imbalance in hormone levels (this may occur at some specific physiologic stage in life, including during the ageing process when testosterone levels see a natural decline).

There are of course those who take lots of care of their physique, yet still suffer from gynaecomastia.

Throughout all ages and times, we have seen incredible artistry and sculptures that depict the body beautiful. It is natural to reflect on these creative visions, and compare ourselves to these well defined, perfectly sculpted presentations of masculinity.
No matter the influence, or actuality of our looks, it is how we feel about ourselves that is paramount to our confidence and self appreciation. We see many male patients who express a desire to have a more sculpted appearance to the chest, enhancing their physique so their chest appears more ‘masculine’ and toned looking.
Rozina always endorses great nutrition and exercise and vigilance re common medical therapies and offer expert advice to help you achieve your desired body shape. Some foods however, such as flax seeds, soy, tofu, nuts, oilseeds, legumes, are all consumed as part of a healthy diet, particularly when in training. Whilst these foods are healthy, nutritious and rich in essential nutrients, they are also rich in Phytoestrogens.

Phytoestrogens act in the same way that oestrogen does, a hormone found in significantly greater concentration in women. High amounts of Phytoestrogens present in the male body can cause it to respond in a similar way to natural oestrogens, for example developing more breast tissue.

When suffering from gynaecomastia, some men experience feelings of embarrassment and self-consciousness. This can also lead to feeling a need to conceal the upper body, which may affect intimate relationships, sporting activities or wearing certain clothing.

Rozina Ali is a specialist breast expert. Gynaecomastia can be addressed through a surgical procedure either to remove excess fatty tissue (liposuction) or deal with the firm glandular tissue (open excision) in the affected breast(s). Depending on the individual situation of the patient and the condition they present with, treatment can be accompanied with other procedures such as: areola reduction, nipple reduction, liposculpting to redefine the physical appearance of the chest area and in some cases resculpt self image.

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