A few days ago I saw a program on television about men who suffered from “female” breasts. It made me a little curious. My boobs are much larger than normal. But the question remains. Are my breasts because I’m overweight, or is it because I suffer from this thing that all men fear, and some even have surgery, known as gynoplasty, to get rid of it?
I had to go and find out more about this condition, not only because I needed to reassure myself, but also to learn more about the condition.
What is Gynecology? The term comes from the Greek words gyne meaning “woman” and mastos meaning “breast”. In practical terms, this means abnormally large breasts in men.
There are several potential causes:
or steroid abuse (bitch tits)
or use of marijuana (this is in doubt)
or genetic disorders
or chronic liver disease
or side effects of many medications
or Klinefelter’s syndrome
or Gilbert’s syndrome
According to gynecomastia.org, if it is a result of obesity, weight loss can alter the condition, but for many it will not eliminate it. They say that for all other causes, surgery is the only known physical remedy.
Gynoplasty is apparently the fastest growing surgical procedure for men in Australia. The $8,000 operation takes two hours and involves the removal of excess tissue from the mammary glans of the nipple, as well as liposuction.
“Men are embarrassed to have man boobs, so going to the beach or even wearing a T-shirt becomes a major issue for them,” said Dr. Jeremy Hunt, a spokesman for the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons.
allsaintsclinic.org says: “Gynecomastia can appear in two forms, genuine or ‘real’ and similar or ‘pseudo’. In true gynecomastia there is actual breast tissue present. In pseudo gynecomastia no such breast tissue exists and the appearance is due to an accumulation of fat, part of a general tendency to be overweight. In this condition, weight control and exercise reduce the problem. In reality, such efforts are unsuccessful”.
I think I have now come to a conclusion. I have pseudogynecomastia. Therefore, I will only have to do some exercises and lose some body fat to improve my appearance. What a relief this is for me, because I would never have been able to afford the surgery.
Please take a look at the websites mentioned in this article. They have very useful information. I’ve also created my own “boobs” related website, which is there for those of you who don’t mind having bigger than normal man boobs and can laugh about it. You will find this in [http://www.ratemymoobs.co.uk] . You can upload your own photos and have other users rate and comment on them
Christian B Hough