A few days ago I watched a programme on the television about men suffering from “female like” boobs. It made me a bit curious. I have rather larger boobs than normal. But the question remains. Is my boobs because of me being overweight, or is it because I suffer from this thing that all men dread, and some even have surgery for, known as Gynaeplasty, to get rid of?
I had to go and find out more about this condition, not just because I had to reassure myself, but also just learn more about the condition.
What is Gynaeplasty? The term comes from the Greek words gyne meaning “woman” and mastos meaning “breast.” In practical terms, this means abnormally large breasts on men.
There are several potential causes:
o steroid abuse (b**** tits)
o marijuana use (this is in question)
o genetic disorders
o chronic liver disease
o side effects of many medications
o Klinefelter Syndrome
o Gilbert’s Syndrome
According to gynecomastia.org, if it is as a result of obesity, weight loss can alter the condition, but for many it will not eliminate it. They say that for all other causes, surgery is the only known physical remedy.
Apparently Gynaeplasty is the fastest growing surgical procedure for men in Australia. The $8000 operation takes two hours and involves removal of excess breast gland tissue from the nipple as well as liposuction.
“Men are embarrassed about man boobs and so going to the beach or even wearing a T-shirt becomes a major issue for them,” said Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons spokesman Dr Jeremy Hunt.
allsaintsclinic.org says: “Gynecomastia can appear in two forms, genuine or ‘real’ and similar or ‘pseudo.’ In real Gynecomastia there is actual breast tissue present. In pseudo Gynecomastia there is no such breast tissue and the appearance is due to an accumulation of fat, part of a general overweight tendency. In this condition weight control and exercise reduce the problem. In real Gynecomastia such efforts are fruitless.”
I think I have now come to a conclusion. I have Pseudo Gynecomastia. I will therefore only have to do some excersizes and lose some body fat to improve my appearance. What a relief this is to me, because I would never have been able to afford the surgery.
Please have a look at the websites mentioned in this article. They have some very useful information. I have also set up my own website related to “moobs” which is there for those of you who do not mind having larger than normal male boobies and can have a laugh about it. This you will find at [http://www.ratemymoobs.co.uk] . You can upload your own pics and have them rated and commented on by other users
Christian B Hough