Gynecomastia is as common as it is misunderstood. Let me clear a few now!
Gynecomastia is fat and you can just workout and burn itThis is probably the most common misconception going around about gynecomastia. Gynecomastia, the word itself means ‘Male Breasts’, so there is no question of fat causing it. hence any treatments or remedies that focus on only reducing the fat will never work to treat gynecomastia as it is primarily breast tissue and NOT FAT!
Gynecomastia is caused by Hormone imbalance
While hormone imbalance is definitely one of the causes of gynecomastia, it is not the only one. There are over 50 factors that can contribute to gynecomastia including chromosomal anomalies, genetic disorders, excessive smoking, alcoholism, liver disorders, tumors etc. In most of the cases it is just idiopathic- Meaning there is no definite cause!
Gynecomastia can be operated by any surgeon
Gynecomastia surgery is one of those where the specialist’s skill is conbined with the science and art behind achieveing an aesthetic chest. This requires expereince, a keen understanding of the anatomy and the aesthetics. This is best achieved by a board certified, professionally trained and specialised plastic and cosmetic surgeon.
If you still have gynecomastia, it means you dont workout enoughThe truth cant be farther from this statement. As obvious, gynecomastia is breast tissue and hence cant be expected to resolve with exercises. In fact excess chest exercises only make the gland stand out as the fat around it gets reduced. This is in fact called “bodybuilder’s gynecomastia”.
Hormone tablets can reduce gynecomastiaOnce the breast tissue grows in puberty, any number of hormone pills cannot reverse the tissue growth. only way that can be sorted is by surgery. Morever unsolicited use of hormone pills can have various advers effects on the indivisual including loss of bone density, hair loss, sterility etc.