Gynecomastia is a silent condition, and I think that's the biggest challenge. Those who suffer from it often hide it from the rest of the world, even from their closest family members. The symptoms can start as early as puberty. This leaves young men, maybe as young as adolescents, battling the condition on their own without much knowledge of what it is and how it can be treated.
In some cases, gynecomastia can be accompanied by mild breast pain and discomfort, but more often the symptoms are silent. Gynecomastia, on its own, it's not life threatening unless it's connected with other underlying health issues.
However, living with gynecomastia can have a strong, and often dangerous, psychological effect on the individual. This could be living with an unhealthy body image and the extreme measures that accompany it, social alienation and, in most cases, depression.
I can only treat those who walk into my clinic, but I hope to take my reach further and help other men suffering from gynecomastia. I hope when they search for advice online, these type of blogs help answer their questions. Ultimately I want to empower them to contact a doctor and ask about treatment options.
I know men with gynecomastia dread the idea of walking into a clinic for a gynecomastia consultation. It's often the one thing that keeps them from seeking treatment - the idea of speaking to someone else about their condition.
What Happens During a Gynecomastia Consultation
The first goal is to confirm whether or not you have gynecomastia and try to pinpoint the cause. It's a relaxed and confidential chat with the surgeon, at the clinic. After that, we will talk you through the treatment options, what to expect, recovery time and aftercare.
How to Book a Consultation
You can reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 800 7765395. I can see you for a complimentary gynecomastia consultation at any of our UK Gynecomastia Clinics in London, Sheffield or Manchester. Find out more about at UKGynecomastia.co.uk