In Which Stages of Gyno Are You?
Stages of GynoIn which stages of gyno are you? Gynecomastia is a dreadful and common breast condition that most male suffers from. ‘Gyno’ is the condition of breast enlargement due to hormonal disproportion between estrogen and testosterone. Gynecomastia has definite symptoms signing that you are dealing with it. However, the early stages of gyno may not be realized; it may be confusing when you are in the early stages. Therefore, most men do not know if they have gynecomastia or chest fat. To clear up this confusion, you should know the signs and identify the stages of gynecomastia.
4 Stages of Gyno
Gynecomastia occurs in 4 stages that males with swollen breasts should be aware of to get effective treatment. Unfortunately, gynecomastia does not disappear with exercise, diet, or weight loss. Male breast reduction is the only way to get rid of gynecomastia. Therefore, it is essential to realize the gyno in the early stages. The earlier treatment means the better results you get. So what are the stages of gyno?
Grade 1: The beginning stage of gyno starts with small breast enlargement, not too visible, and tissue growth around the nipple area. The color of the tissue looks different from the natural breast tissue. It is difficult to understand the early stages of gyno, but, discoloration and mild enlargement are good signs!
Grade 2: It is still the early stages of gynecomastia but it is more visible and men can feel something around the breast is going different. In this grade, the chest feels firm and tight, and tissue growth is more. It is very likely to feel mild pain around the nipple.
If you recognize it, the treatment in the early stages of gyno is always better for the best results!
Grade 3: The excess skin and droopy man boobs appear in this stage of gynecomastia. It is the severe stage of gyno that you feel more tender.
Grade 4: The last stage of gynecomastia mimics the female breast. The male breast becomes so large in this stage that is highly visible. The only cure for those who are in stage 4 is male breast reduction.
What is Causing Your Man Boobs?
Man boobs, the medical term ‘gynecomastia,’ generally show up because of hormonal imbalance or condition of obesity.
The imbalance between estrogen and testosterone brings out gyno in most males; if the body produces estrogen higher than testosterone, breast tissue starts to grow.
Since obesity or being overweight increases estrogen levels, people are likely to have breast tissue enlargement. Breast tissue and fat are both parts of gynecomastia. Fat cells shrink as you lose weight, but breast tissue does not change, implying that while the overall size of your breasts will decrease, the extra breast tissue will not go away. So, losing weight does not help gynecomastia. The excess breast tissue disappears only with the help of gynecomastia surgery.
Gynecomastia also emerges in newborns because of the estrogen passing through the mother. However, it disappears over time. Besides, during puberty, because the hormone levels vary, boys’ testosterone levels may drop, and they might have breast enlargement. However, when the hormone levels stabilize, the breast enlargement clears up.
Male testosterone production declines with age. Also, older men typically have higher body fat. As a result, more estrogen may be produced. Breast tissue growth that is excessive can result from these variations in hormone levels.
Is Male Breast Reduction Permanent?
In many situations, the outcomes of breast reduction in men are long-lasting. Your gynecomastia’s potential to recur depends on a variety of factors.
Suppose you develop extra skin and breast tissue due to a hormonal imbalance. In that case, there is a possibility that your gynecomastia will recur. Your gynecomastia can return if you gain extra skin and breast tissue due to a hormonal imbalance. In order to balance the hormone levels, one can get hormone therapy.
It is also crucial to have a regular and healthy diet after the breast reduction surgery. Gaining weight can cause gynecomastia again.
If you are on medication that causes excessive breast tissue to grow, your gynecomastia may return.
Gyno or Chest Fat: How to Differ Gyno from Chest Fat?
If you are confused that you have gyno or chest fat, you can observe some symptoms; gynecomastia is much firmer to the touch than chest fat, which is usually soft. Mild pain, nipple discharge, and tenderness are the signs of gyno. In contrast to ordinary chest fat, gynecomastia is brought on by an overabundance of glandular breast tissue in the pectoral region. Weight gain can cause fat to collect in the chest, and unlike gynecomastia, it can be treated with diet and exercise.
Will Gyno lump go away naturally?
Gynecomastia naturally disappears as the hormonal changes in puberty return to normal if puberty is the root cause of the condition. People should also attempt to adjust their lifestyles to increase their chances of naturally treating the illness. Suppose the situation doesn’t appear to improve and is brought on by hormone issues or an underlying medical disease. In that case, it needs to be treated appropriately.
Does Gyno Get Worse?
Gynecomastia can get worse if it is ignored when it is first diagnosed. As a result of the worsening, it would affect the patient’s social and emotional goodness. A doctor should be consulted to diagnose and treat gynecomastia.
Does Gyno Keep Growing?
Gynecomastia can continue to worsen depending on the underlying reasons. Gynecomastia that develops throughout adolescence due to the body’s hormonal changes naturally goes away within a year. However, there is a reasonable risk that the gynecomastia may worsen if the person has a hormonal imbalance or liver or kidney problems. In these situations, medical assistance is required.
Dr. Ceran, an active member of The International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and The European Board Of Plastic Reconstructive Aestethetic Surgery, has performed aesthetic, plastic, and reconstructive surgery for over 10 years. He is actively writing medical contents to inform patients about general medical topics.
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