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What you need to know about Gynecomastia
We all think that when it comes to breasts, they’re a concern pertaining only to the fairer gender. However, men do encounter "breast issues".
Gynecomastia is a medical condition and not just an aesthetic concern. Hormonal imbalance is one of the common causes of man-boobs.
Here are some common questions on gynecomastia:
Can Beer And Soy Cause Gynecomastia?
Hoppy beers like IPA (Indian Pale Ale) contain phytoestrogen, a plant-based estrogen hormone. The common myth is that drinking too much of them will cause estrogen levels to skyrocket.
The truth is the phytoestrogen levels are too low to create any hormone imbalance. The consumption of beer or any alcohol in excess can be detrimental to your overall health and, thus, should be avoided.
Soy contains isoflavones, a class of phytoestrogens which may mildly mimic the hormone estrogen. The effects of soy isoflavones on estrogen levels are complex, but soy is generally safe to be consumed in moderation.
Can Ageing Cause Gynecomastia in men?
Gynecomastia is common among adult men.
Nearly 65 percent of men between 27 and 92 years old had some kind of gynecomastia. Adult gynecomastia is usually associated with increasing age due to progressive testicular hypofunction and increased weight and body fat.
According to statistics, male menopause or andropause happens when testosterone production drops in men aged 50 or older. As the levels of testosterone drop, it causes a hormonal imbalance, which may eventually lead to the development of gynecomastia.
The prevalence of this condition peaks again between the ages of 50 and 69, with at least 1 in 4 men in this age group being affected.
Is Gynecomastia A Sign Of Breast Cancer?
Breast cancer is not only subjected to women as men can get them, although it accounts for only 0.2 percent of all malignancies in male patients.
Gynecomastia, however, is not a sign of developing breast cancer. Also, excessive breast development and breast cancer are not correlated.
How To Get Rid Of Gynecomastia?
Each gynecomastia case is unique. The gynecomastia surgical approach developed by Dr Ivan Puah considers the grade of the gynecomastia, glandular tissue-to-fat ratio and parenchyma distribution of the patient. He will propose an individualised approach for the patient after carefully assessing the patient's clinical condition and understanding the patient's concerns.
Through gynecomastia surgery, Dr Ivan Puah aims to remove fibrous and painful glandular tissues and/or excess fat tissues to restore a natural-looking masculine body shape with the smallest possible incision for his patients.
Will the skin sag after gynecomastia?
Dr Ivan Puah removes excess fat and enlarged glandular tissue while tightening the skin with his surgical technique. Post-surgery, the patient is required to wear a compression garment for six to eight weeks. It helps to reduce post-surgery tissue swelling and encourages skin retraction.
Can gynecomastia recur after the surgery?
Although rare, 10 percent of patients who have had surgery may experience a recurrence of gynecomastia. Ageing, hormonal changes, alcohol, opioids, anabolic steroids, and certain medications and drugs are usually associated with the onset of gynecomastia.
What is the success rate of gynecomastia surgery
With over 17 years of body sculpting experience and patient statistics collected, gynecomastia surgery cases performed by Dr Ivan Puah yield a high success rate.
Dr Ivan Puah & His Passion For Body Sculpting & Gynecomastia Surgery
Dr Ivan Puah is an accredited liposuction doctor in Singapore with over 17 years of body sculpting experience. He is certified to perform Vaser Liposuction, having completed his training in the United States Of America and Argentina.
Dr Ivan Puah has developed two proprietary surgical approaches: the 360° Glandular Tissue Dissection (360°GTD®) technique for gynecomastia surgery and the MDC-Sculpt® Lipo technique for liposuction. He is the Chairman of the Lipo Peer Review Committee in Singapore and has received dedicated surgical training in gynecomastia surgery in the United States of America.
Gynecomastia is a medical condition that may cause pain and discomfort and affect you socially and psychologically. But it is treatable with gynecomastia surgery. To schedule an appointment, call Amaris B. Clinic at 65364211 or Whatsapp 91524140 today.