What is Gynecomastia?
Gynecomastia is the presence of excess glandular breast tissue in males and is also referred to as \'man boobs\' or \'moobs.\' Gynecomastia is usually caused by a sex hormonal imbalance with female estrogen being more represented than the male androgen. This imbalance causes the male's body to produce excess breast tissue. Gynecomastia usually appears during adolescence and normally goes away soon after adolescence has ended. Gynecomastia can also be seen in newborn babies and disappears during the first year of a baby's life. Gynecomastia can cause a great deal of distress for young men trying hard to be masculine but having feminine type breasts. Gynecomastia sufferers are not necessarily overweight and perfectly healthy and fit males are usually the most embarrassed because their masculine physique is often destroyed by the presence of female breasts. Gynecomastia costs are not too dissimilar to breast reduction surgery costs.
Gynecomastia and Pseudo Gynecomastia
True gynecomastia is the presence of excess glandular breast tissue and is usually caused by a hormonal imbalance. It is not associated with obesity and many sufferers lead an extremely active lifestyle. Pseudo gynecomastia is man boobs or mobs, caused mainly by the presence of excess fat in the breast area and is associated with obesity. Before pseudo gynecomastia can be effectively treated by surgery the patient would be advised to undergo a exercise regime and a healthy, balanced diet.
The cost of gynecomastia surgery in the UK will depend upon the amount of glandular tissue that is to be removed and whether or not liposuction surgery is also required to remove any excess fat. Gynecomastia surgery in the UK can start from around £2000. Exact costs can only be confirmed after an initial consultation where the surgeon will be able to fully examine the area to be operated on. Every gynecomastia clinic will have their own consultation fees and surgeon costs so one would have to compare each element of a quote to see which clinic provides the best value for money.
How to Find the Best Gynecomastia Clinic
The most cost effective gynecomastia clinic should be considered as the one that provides the best possible quality of care and treatment for the most reasonable price. Cost alone should not be the only consideration when choosing a gynecomastia clinic as gynecomastia surgery is a very specialized technique that requires the highest level of expertise and experience. Be sure to ask for past patient references that are checkable as a way of determining the level of treatment provided as well as the type of aftercare package that the clinic offers.