Gynecomastia is a condition in which a man has or starts to develop larger breasts. The two main causes of gynecomastia are obesity and hormone imbalance, though often excessive weight can trigger the production female hormones. Depending on what the underlying cause is, doctors can apply several treatments. If a high level of body fat is causing the breasts to grow, the doctor can recommend weight loss surgery, liposuction, and a breast lift to restore the appearance of male pectoral muscles. If a hormone imbalance is causing the mammary glands and breast tissue to become engorged, the doctor can prescribe synthetic steroids and hormones, including testosterone. In the US and UK, treatment for gynecomastia can cost several thousands of dollars depending on the procedure. Overseas, doctors can treat gynecomastia for much less.
In Latin America, the most popular destinations for gynecomastia treatment are Mexico, Argentina, and Costa Rica. Plastic and general surgeons in Latin America often study medicine in the US and Europe, and most doctors and nurses can communicate in English. Doctors stay current with the latest research in obesity and hormone disorders, so they are knowledgeable about the latest treatment options. Before surgery or hormone therapy, the doctor will run several tests to determine the underlying cause of enlarged breast tissue. If the gynecomastia is simply a consequence of obesity, there are many clinics that will perform liposuction an bariatric surgery. If the condition is caused by a lack of testosterone, the doctor will start the patient on a regimen of hormone replacements. Doctors in Latin America work hard to ensure their patients' well-being.