Often due to hormonal imbalances in body leads to the enlargement of breast tissues in men, this is called as Gynecomastia. Men coming from every age group can get affected by it since this fairly common disorder affecting up to seventy percent of boys, experiencing different kinds of hormonal changes in their adolescent period. However, seventy five percent of such cases get resolved within two years and there is no need of treatment. This male boob are often confused most of the time with weight gain and obesity but actually is caused by endocrine system’s disorder which has nothing to do with the body weight of a person. In spite of being quite frequent, this medical condition can lead to both social and physiological stress since the appearance of men gets greatly altered.
A descriptive classification system has been created by the experts and they are able to discuss the treatment of overly developed male breast in a more standardized way. According to the severity of enlarged breast tissue, the condition of male boob is divided into four groups which are mentioned below:
Accumulation of localized button tissue around the areola or area surrounding the nipple is defined as small breast enlargement. The small yet enlarged part of tissue comes in different color than the existing breast tissue and it is not easy to notice the condition with clothing on while a man is at this stage. Commonly, this condition can be treated with prescribed medication, dietary supplements and exercise recommendation and there is no need of performing surgery at this grade.
Moderate breast enlargement exceeds the boundaries and edges of areola indistinct from chest where the tissue of breast expands over pectoral muscle region as well. Often the moderate grade of gynecomastia is unnoticeable while one is wearing loose clothes. Estrogen level can be reduced by altering one’s diet with high foods but not as efficient as that of targeted supplementation. If the natural supplement fails, then instead of undergoing surgery, it is often recommended by experts to intake prescribed medications.
In this grade, moderate enlargement of breast exceeds the boundaries and edges of areola which are distinct from the excess skin of chest. Though the breast tissue is considered moderate, this is highly visible and is of high grade. When less invasive procedures and medication fail to treat the older men, experts recommend surgical procedures which are not recommended for teenagers.
In this grade type of breast enlargement, it is defined with feminization of breast due to excess skin. The grade type is highly feminine in appearance of breasts due to severity and highly visible. Usually at this grade of gynecomastia, whenever treatments fail, surgery is performed.