A male breast reduction can help those with gynaecomastia says Cosmetic Surgery Guru website

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Going under the knife can remove excess breast tissue.

Gynaecomastia is often caused by a hormonal imbalance in the body – particularly a drop in testosterone and a surge in oestrogen.

With the onset of the Christmas season a cosmetic surgery website has highlighted the benefits of male chest reduction for those suffering from gynaecomastia – an overgrowth of male breast tissue.

According to Cosmetic Surgery Guru – which offers information and advice about a wide range of surgical and non-surgical procedures – gynaecomastia surgery can improve the day-to-day life of some sufferers and is a great way to get the condition under control.

Isabella Franklin, a spokeswoman for the site, said: “Men with an oversized chest are often said to have man boobs or moobs. This is a common and extremely embarrassing ailment which can affect men of all ages, but going under the knife can offer the boost to their confidence and self-esteem that they need.”

She continued: “Gynecomastia surgery is available at clinics across the UK and can greatly reduce the size of the chest. During the procedure, a tube is inserted into the affected area and a saline solution is used to break down the excess fat cells. These fat cells are then drained from the body – by a process known as liposuction – and glandular tissue and excess skin is removed if necessary”.

Gynaecomastia is often caused by a hormonal imbalance in the body – particularly a drop in testosterone and a surge in oestrogen. It can cause small breast buds or fuller, woman-like breasts to form and is regularly seen in teenage boys. Unfortunately, gynaecomastia also tends to get worse with age, as older men store more body fat. This in turn produces excess oestrogen which can trigger the growth of breast tissue.

While there are many other reasons why men develop an oversized chest, it seems that male breast reductions are on the rise. Figures from The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons show that breast reduction surgery was the second most-popular procedure for men in 2011. A total of 790 males had their chest reduced and numbers were up by seven per cent from 2010 – showing a significant rise.

Going under the knife can certainly have positive effects, but Cosmetic Surgery Guru is also keen to highlight natural ways to keep gynecomastia under control. A good diet and exercise regime, for instance, can lower the fat cells in the body and stop too much oestrogen from being produced. Similarly, cutting down on alcohol is thought to balance the hormone levels and this could stop breast tissue from growing.

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