If you haven’t heard of it, there is a condition called gynecomastia, a disorder when men’s breasts grow bigger than usual. The over-developed breasts resemble those of women’s. Sometimes this condition runs in families where fathers, sons and uncles have abnormally large breasts. Hormonal imbalance is another cause of gynecomastia. Man boobs or gynecomastia can also be drug induced or a side effect of prescription drugs for a certain illness or medical condition. Dealing with large breasts is a dilemma that affects approximately 30% of male population.
Having this condition can be very devastating for men. The embarrassment and humiliation makes their lives miserable. Men often hide this disorder and they avoid talking about their abnormally big breasts to anyone. Dealing with large breasts in men can be very physically, mentally and emotionally depressing. They feel less masculine and deprived of the things men usually do like going to the beach shirtless. Men with gynecomastia are sometimes mistaken as gay or homosexual, ridiculed and laughed at.
Men with gynecomastia have to give up sports or physical activities that will require them to take off their shirts. Getting intimate or keeping a sexual relationship is difficult because it’s either they are consumed by their insecurities and embarrassment or women are having a hard time accepting or getting used to a partner with gynecomastia. Dealing with large breasts in men affects not only their relationships but also their lives as a whole.
You may find this strange but in dealing with large breasts, there are men or boys who wear a bra to hide gynecomastia. There are not gays, they are straight men but they have to wear a bra as a support for their big breasts and at the same time to hide them. Men with gynecomastia can have breasts as big as 36C, 38D, 42D etc. and they need bra support to avoid breast pain. Some men wear compression shirts or vest to hide them. Dealing with large breasts is really physically and psychologically distressing to men. Their masculinity is deeply hurt with the fact that they need to wear garments that only women usually wear. Some men come to terms with it because they have a loving girlfriend or wife who supports them but a significant numbers of men with gynecomastia cannot keep a romantic relationship.
In dealing with large breasts, some men decided to go under the knife. Those who can afford to spend thousands of dollars and physically or medically qualified for gynecomastia reduction surgery or reduction mammaplasty decided to put an end to their sufferings through surgery. It is a personal decision to put themselves under the knife and of course they have to live with the results of the surgery. There are successful operations and patients are happy with the results and were able to reclaim their lives. Some patients are not satisfied and need touch up procedures. There are men who are complaining about terrible scarring and uneven repositioning of nipples that even after the corrective surgery, they are not happy and cannot go out shirtless.
Surgery is the common treatment for gynecomastia but not all men can afford it and there are men who do not want to put themselves under the knife. Fortunately, there are natural remedies for enlarged breasts in men.