Men with enlarged breasts often end up believing common misconceptions about male breast growth and continue to suffer. Here are some common misconceptions and facts to dispel your doubts about gynecomastia.
Gynecomastia is Genetic
Genetics is not always the cause for gynecomastia. Though genetics could be one of the causes, there are other key factors that trigger the growth of breasts, such as age, obesity, hormones, and drug usage.
Gynecomastia is accumulation of fat alone
In reality, both male and female breasts are made up of fat and breast glandular tissue. Hence, gynecomastia cannot be considered as a condition in which there is accumulation of fat alone. Check with your surgeon to identify if your condition is just fat accumulation.
In reality, both male and female breasts are made up of fat and breast glandular tissue. Hence, gynecomastia cannot be considered as a condition in which there is accumulation of fat alone.
Gynecomastia can be cured with exercise, drugs, and topical creams
As gynecomastia involves both fat and glandular tissue, exercise cannot cure this condition. Drugs and creams that claim to cure gynecomastia are not effective. They are just false claims. The overdeveloped breast tissue needs to be removed through surgery.
Gynecomastia is a sign of breast cancer
The fact is that breast cancer among men is rare and breast development alone does not indicate possibility of cancer. Most often, gynecomastia does not pose serious health problems. However, look out for any discharge from the nipple area and contact your physician if you have such a concern.
Gynecomastia can be cured by steroids
It is often misconstrued that gynecomastia can be cured by steroids that contain testosterone. This misconception stems from the fact that excess estrogen causes the growth of breasts in men. Hence, countering excess estrogen with more testosterone will solve the problem. In reality, imbalance of hormones can make things worse. When you take steroids for some time and then stop them, estrogen level increases, leading to fat accumulation.
It was believed that drinking beer with hops, a bitter aromatic oil, leads to increase in estrogen level causing breast enlargement.
Gynecomastia is caused when you drink beer with hops
It was believed that drinking beer with hops, a bitter aromatic oil, leads to increase in estrogen level causing breast enlargement. However, this misconception has been dispelled with more research attributing the causes to hormones, drugs, and genes.
Gynecomastia has no cure
Since exercise, drugs, and creams cannot cure gynecomastia, men reconcile to their fate believing that this condition is incurable.
This myth has been busted by successful gynecomastia surgeries, which offer complete cure to this condition. Consult your surgeon at Desire Aesthetics to get rid of your misconceptions and to obtain a flat chest.