As an expectant mother who is waiting for her first baby to come into this world, the gradual changes in my body have made me realize just how beautiful it is to be pregnant – even if it is a bit painful at times. Among all of the body changes throughout my pregnancy, I am most fascinated with my breasts, which have gotten bigger and fuller. It is because it is wonderful to know that I am preparing to nourish my baby once I give birth. Sometimes, I catch myself looking at the mirror, amazed at how they are truly an interesting work of nature.
However, what puzzles me is how much they can also be a burden. Just the other day, I was surfing the web looking for tips on how to take care of them when I came across this site about male breast reduction in San Diego, and another about breast reduction in Cedar Rapids. I never knew that people who are well-endowed could have physical health issues in the long run. It surprised me more that even males could have large breasts. Of course, it is understandable why men undergo breast reduction surgeries. It is a matter of pride for them, because large breasts are definitely not normal in men.
Amazed with this male problem that I discovered, I searched for more details. As per medical websites, men with large breasts might have a condition called gynecomastia. A lot of people believe that obesity is the main cause of this health condition. However, research says there are other causes for gynecomastia such as:
- Congenital abnormality
- Excessive usage of anabolic steroids and other bodybuilding drugs
- Excessive alcohol intake
- Sudden weight loss which causes skin sagging
- Diseases like cancer and liver failure
Breast reduction may be the solution for men that are too conscious of their body, however, experts advice that they try doing regular exercise and having a healthy diet first. Depending on the person’s metabolism, natural methods of breast reduction might also work. These natural options take some time to show results, but the patient could avoid paying a huge amount for surgery.
The procedure for male breast reduction is quite similar to women’s, although the length of the procedure is shorter. With the use of general anesthetic, incision and liposuction will be performed while the patient is asleep. This operation usually lasts around 80-90 minutes, depending on how much work is needed. As for the healing process, it is recommended that the patient stay at home for a week and avoid doing tasks that require a lot of movement. This is needed to ensure that the stitches will be kept intact while healing.
A few days after my research, it occurred to me that if ever these growing breasts of mine will never go back to their normal size, I might probably consult a cosmetic surgeon. But of course, I’ll only consider breast reduction, if it comes to that, once my child is no longer suckling.