It is being seen that over 40 to 60% of men suffer from a condition which is known as Gynecomastia. This is referred to as “man boobs “. Gynecomastia is the official term which is used for this medical condition. It is also what us is causing a growing number of men to opt for cosmetic surgery to reduce the size, according to a report by a leading media house.

What causes gynecomastia?

A general cause of this condition is a hormone imbalance that begins at puberty. This might be caused by several factors like drugs, weight gain and even steroid use. It is also important to note that the psychological effect on men suffering from the condition can be quite damaging. 

Here are some common forms of Gynecomastia:

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You should be aware of the fact that swollen male breast tissue could be quite common among teenage boys during puberty. Doctors in the field are of the opinion that it goes away in 50% of those who get it at this stage.


Often it is seen that the development can occur in men when bodybuilders or athletes use steroids even if it is not a big amount. It is the second most common form. If the breast tissue grows due to steroids, it would generally continue to grow.


The use of steroids could also lead to the condition. This occurs when fats build up in the breast area which might be caused by weight gain. This condition is also known as pseudogynecomastia. It does not grow breast tissue. Cosmetic surgeons who perform these kinds of surgeries describe what is witnessed due to the buildup of tissue in men.

  • Puffy nipples
  • C and D-cup size breasts
  • Leakage
  • Weight gain sometimes prevent the fat from going away


Treatment to treat the condition is by means of male breast reduction surgery. Here the surgery performed is decrement of breast size by excision of excessive breast tissue along with liposuction procedure. No medication can cure gynaecomastia. This surgery imparts normal male chest contour without breast prominence.

If you are looking to have the surgery done then you must note that Cosmetic Therapy is one of the leading clinics in Kolkata where the best Gynecomastia surgery is done by renowned cosmetic surgeons in the field. To know more please visit our website.