Male Breast Reduction Surgery / Gynaecomastia Surgery Essex
What Is Gynaecomastia?
Gynaecomastia is a condition that causes the breasts of men and boys to become bigger than normal. Gynaecomastia is most common in older men and teenage boys. The signs of Gynaecomastia can vary from prominent breasts to just a small amount of firm tissue behind the nipples. In some cases, the breast tissue can be painful or tender and Gynaecomastia can affect either one breast or both.
All men produce some oestrogen, the hormone which is responsible for breast growth. However, men tend to have higher levels of testosterone than oestrogen, which prevents the oestrogen from causing the breast tissue to grow. If there is an imbalance between the hormones, breast growth can occur.
There are a number of factors that can cause men or boys to develop Gynaecomastia, including obesity, puberty, consuming too much alcohol, anabolic steroids and side effects of some medicines and recreational drugs. Often the cause is unknown (idiopathic gynaecomastia). This is when male breast reduction surgery Essex can help.
A common cause of Gynaecomastia is when a man or boy is overweight. Being overweight increases the levels of oestrogen and causes the breast tissue to grow. The excess fat can also enlarge the breast, which may result in men choosing to opt for plastic surgery Essex .
When boys go through puberty, their hormone levels can fluctuate. Therefore, if their testosterone levels drop, oestrogen will cause the breast tissue to grow. It’s common for teenage boys to have some sort of breast enlargement. As boys get older, their hormone levels get more stable, but when men get older their testosterone levels decrease and due to having more body fat, their levels of oestrogen increase. This alters the hormone levels and leads to an excess of breast tissue growth. This can lead to men seeking male breast reduction surgery Essex.