‘Male Boobs’ or male breasts (in general terms), have fat accumulated on the male chest. Any growth in the breast can be either due to fat gathered in the chest or also due to inequality in the chest or in testosterone or estrogen. Male breasts develop due to an imbalance in hormones, it is a medical condition known as gynecomastia.
The tissues present in breasts, in male and females, reply to hormones. The male breasts tissues remain small, because of high testosterone levels. Once the growth becomes or estrogens increase, the breast tissues respond by growing in size, which results in male tissues.
One should know that there is a difference between extra weight in chest and gynecomastia, one has to look for signals of breast tissue and check with the doctor for treatment to be taken. In case fatty tissues start developing on the chest wall and around the area, it is termed as pseudogynecomastia.
How are gynecomastia and chest fat differentiated?
Chest fat is common in those men who are suffering from overweight problems. There is more chance of fat settling on the chest, in case of an obese person and having high body fat percentage, in case other body parts have extra fat settled, it won’t be surprising to find the same on chest, area, as well. Fat settled on the chest can be easily observed. In case a person is slim or has a good percentage of body muscle, then chances of chest fat remain very less.
It is a condition quite common during puberty, just like young girls, even boys go through hormonal disturbance, by this time, which leads to the development of male breasts. In elderly people, once their levels of testosterone get low, people can have gynecomastia.
Some other causes of gynecomastia are
Intake of medicines
Inherited from parents or runs in the family
How does one come to know of this disorder?
Having a look at the chest can help you in knowing the difference
You should check your chest and in case you see any difference, you will surely come to know if you have gynecomastia or chest fat. It can be noticed in case one finds breast area swollen. Nipples start pointing out and the area around the nipples starts becoming protruding. Difference between chest fat deposits and breasts tissues are marked. Fat acquires chest also seems like breasts but when touched, is softer to touch and also floppy (limply), because of the presence of extra skin. Male breasts suffering from gynecomastia are more firm and also look like a woman’s breasts.
There is a noticeable difference between chest fat deposits and breast tissues. Fat accumulated chest also looks like breasts but is soft and also saggy due to extra skin. Male breasts caused due to gynecomastia are firmer and look more like a woman’s breasts.
Another way to look for any kind of difference is to feel your chest area, and if you find something hard (like a swelling or cyst or maybe a lump). Gynecomastia can be found by a lump near the chest area, below the nipples growing into a breast. In case you find something like that then it can be a symptom of gynecomastia. Please rush to a doctor and get it checked before it’s too late. In case of male breast surgery, you can get gynecomastia surgery in India.