What is Gynecomastia?
Gynecomastia is the formation of female breast tissue in men where the full breast squeezes through the clothes. Going to the gym, the swimming pool or the beach becomes a problem and not to mention intimate situations. Plastic surgery can now correct such a stressful body shape and help the man lead a normal life.
Cause of the “Male Breast”
Gynecomastia usually begins at puberty, Childhood fat, “baby fat”, does not regress during this stage of development, but remains on the breast after puberty.
There are two forms of gynecomastia:
One cause is that a man has a breast just like a woman. In other words, besides too much fat and too much skin, he has a proper mammary gland, female mammary gland tissue. This is called gynecomastia vera, “real” gynecomastia.
With the other cause, the man “only” has too much fat and too much skin and no mammary gland, this is called pseudogynecomastia or lipomastia.
The two types must be distinguished from each other before the operation because the treatment is different.