ENLARGED MALE BREAST GLAND – GYNAECOMASTIA
Does enlarged breast gland turn a male into a female?
“In college, I had several relationships, but I was uncomfortable when it came down to getting naked, so I avoided it & broke off the relationships once they came to that point. It first began, when I was schooling. I started wearing shirts, & slouching a little in public. I never went swimming after that. I called in sick during any school activities that would require me to be shirtless. My enlarged breast always came in my way of showing my masculinity. In the initial stages, I also feared if I was turning into a female.” These are a few of the confessions of a 22-year-old individual, struggling to overcome, the fear of being marginalized or subordinated within gender hierarchies because of enlarged breasts.
Strength (emotional & physical), muscular development, invulnerability & control are associated with the male psyche in health. Shame, perceived stigma, vulnerability, sadness, anxiety, a sense of unfairness, loneliness is all associated with male breast problems.
Breast development is considered a female feature and can lead to a sense of ‘ruined identity’ in men. Discussing a problem that is not a threat to life or related to sports is considered a weakness by some men.
This condition of male breast enlargement is due to hormonal imbalances leading to abnormal development of the mammary gland and is known as Gynaecomastia. The breast gland enlargement is completely independent of the genetic make-up of the person. This may be caused or triggered during puberty, ageing or may even occur due to certain health conditions and medications leading to hormone imbalances in the body. We at Orange Tree, treat it by sculpturing the chest wall with tumescent liposuction & surgical excision of the residual breast gland. Results achieved post a successful procedure is phenomenal. We have seen patients cry out of joy. Though this condition isn’t life-threatening but, most certainly depressing.
This condition of enlarged male breast tissue or gland is treatable by a medical professional and usually, it is self-diagnosable. In order to treat gynaecomastia, it is highly important to consult and visit the best plastic surgeon or the best cosmetic surgeon in your city.