Non-Invasive Gynecomastia Treatments in Singapore | How to Reduce Man Boobs
Gynecomastia, also known as man boobs or moobs (enlarged male breasts), is a condition that affects many men in Singapore, and around the world. It is characterized by swollen breast tissue in boys or men. This condition may be caused by hormonal imbalance. While many people believe estrogen is a ‘female-only hormone’, males produce it too.
The development of gynecomastia can take place when a man’s estrogen levels are higher than normal. The increase in estrogen then results in the formation of excess fat or breast tissue in the chest. Side effects caused by the usage of certain medicines can also result in gynecomastia. Other causes of gynecomastia include cardiovascular drugs, antibiotics, antidepressants, and prostate cancer medications.
Gynecomastia, also called man boobs, can also occur due to physical changes due to aging, particularly for former athletes. The condition can affect one or both breasts, and in some cases, the fat distribution could also be uneven. Although the condition is not a cause for concern, it may be emotionally debilitating for many men.
For a long time, gynecomastia surgery was the only treatment option in Singapore. There had been no viable non-invasive treatment options in Singapore. Gynecomastia treatments today are aplenty, so choosing the right modality for each individual’s condition is important.
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Clinical Classification of Gynecomastia
Gynecomastia, also known as enlarged male breasts or man boobs, is a condition that can manifest in several forms – from mild to moderate to more severe cases. The treatment modalities for gynecomastia can vary according to the severity of the condition. It is, therefore, crucial to identify the grade or severity of gynecomastia that you may be suffering from.
Grade 1 Gynecomastia
This usually indicates a small breast enlargement with localized tissue around the surrounding nipple area (areola). Due to a slight swelling, the localized tissue might have a different colour from the breast tissue in the area. Grade 1 gynecomastia refers to an enlargement of about 250 grams of breast tissue.
Grade 2 Gynecomastia
This grade of gynecomastia has tissue growth that is broader than grade 1. It refers to a mild to moderate increase in chest size that extends throughout the chest. With breast tissue accumulation of 250 grams to 500 grams and the presence or absence of a minimal amount of excess skin, grade 2 gynecomastia is considered a moderate enlargement condition.
Grade 3 Gynecomastia
In grade 3 gynecomastia, moderate to significant levels of breast enlargement takes place. Grade 3 gynecomastia has excess skin around the areola and the breast tissue tends to appear droopy. Gynecomastia grade 3 refers to breast tissue accumulation more than 500 grams, along with sagging skin in the breast area.
Grade 4 Gynecomastia
Grade 4 gynecomastia is the most severe stage where the breast tissue has expanded severely with a large amount of excess skin. The appearance of the chest also resembles the appearance of female breasts. It is classified as a ‘severe enlargement’ condition, accompanied by increased levels of skin sagging, or otherwise known as skin laxity.
What are the Available Gynecomastia Reduction Treatments in Singapore?
With the development of new treatments, men are now able to eliminate stubborn pockets of fat without the need of going under the knife. CoolSculpting and SculpSure are non-surgical procedures that use innovative technology to painlessly eliminate fat and improve skin laxity after the fat has been removed, without the pain and complications of surgery.
These non-invasive treatments rely upon extremely low temperatures, or the heat energy induced by lasers to target stubborn fat cells in the breast tissue.
Available Gynecomastia Treatment in Singapore: Cryolipolysis
CoolSculpting is a cryolipolysis procedure that freezes the excess fat cells in your ‘man boobs’ and discharges them naturally from your body.
Available Gynecomastia Treatment in Singapore: Laser Lipolysis
SculpSure is an effective gynecomastia treatment and is available in Singapore. The modality uses laser technology to generate heat energy to destroy stubborn fat cells. Here, laser thermolysis works to targets the fat deposits responsible for causing gynecomastia.
Both procedures are comfortable, painless, and have no downtime. Patients are also able to sit back comfortably and even enjoy Netflix during their treatment process.
Am I the Right Candidate For Gynecomastia Surgery?
These non-invasive treatments work to only target subcutaneous fat that is resistant to exercise. The treatments are ideal for men who struggle with gynecomastia.
The results of non-invasive treatments may take time. Because the body will continue to eliminate the targeted fat cells over the course of a few weeks. You will be able to carry on with your daily routines. Additionally, you do not have to deal with the usual risks that come with going under the knife. However, to determine if you are an ideal candidate for the non-invasive gynecomastia treatments, a detailed body assessment is required. A suitable type of fat removal modalities can be ascertain during your assessment.
The Process of Gynecomastia Treatment in Singapore
You will start with a detailed consultation to understand your area of concern and fat reduction goals. It is important for you to understand the processes and outcomes of the procedures.
After a detailed body assessment is completed by our Master Body Sculptor, the suitable treatment plan, and the results you can expect from this procedure will be presented to you.
The body assessment will take into account your needs and goals. The consultation session will assess aspects such as diet habits as well as physical activity routines, apart from your general aesthetic goals.
For gynecomastia, the breasts tissue will be reassessed, and the treatment areas clearly marked. That is to ensure that the accurate amount of fat is being targeted during the treatment.
As your treatment day approaches, we’ll walk you through and prepare you for what to expect and we’ll address any concerns that you might have before your treatment.
During Your Treatment
The appropriate applicator will be placed onto the targeted area according to your tailored treatment plan. As the technology only targets fat cells, you may be rest assured that the surrounding tissues will not be affected.
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Following that, a non-invasive shockwave therapy that uses low-energy acoustic wave pulsations will be administered onto the treated areas to break up the fat cells.
This process also helps to enhance circulation and stimulates lymphatic drainage, which increases the elimination of destroyed fat cells.
After Your Treatment
Your progress will be evaluated in a review session at the 60-day mark and subsequently at the 90-day mark where our Master Body Sculptor will assess your results.
Up to 25%* fat reduction can be seen 3 months after the treatment procedure
*Although these results are typical, they vary from person to person.
FAQs on Gynecomastia
Gynecomastia is defined as the presence of excessive breast tissue in men. Usually, the result of hormonal imbalances, men suffering from gynecomastia appear to have womanly breasts. It is also known in layman terms as ‘man boobs’. Gynecomastia is symptomized by the swelling or enlargement of the male breast, with either glandular tissue or fat typically accumulating under the nipples. Although gynecomastia is not health risk, it can be dampening for people suffering from the condition.
Non-invasive treatments like CoolSculpting and SculpSure are gaining popularity as treatment options for gynecomastia. Moreover, male breasts composed largely of fatty tissue which respond well to these treatments. Schedule a body assessment with us to determine which non-invasive treatment is the ideal option for you.
Specialists advise surgery only in drastic cases, where the condition of gynecomastia is extremely severe and the patient’s body weight is far beyond the normal range.
The duration and number of sessions required for treating gynecomastia is dependent upon the amount of fat that needs to be removed from the targeted area. The Master Body Sculptor will usually recommend a single session of treatment with CoolSculpting. In cases where the procedure leaves some loose skin in the target zone, the doctor may advise a SculpSure procedure to firm up the loose skin.
SculpSure therapy for gynecomastia usually lasts about 25 minutes to complete the laser thermolysis treatment. Usually, a single session would be sufficient to correct the gynecomastia condition. However, additional sessions for improved results could also be advised to the patient if the situation warrants it.
For example, if there has been a large volume of fat being removed, skin laxity will usually be observed in the treated area. In that scenario, supplementary treatments may be advised to tighten and firm up the lax skin further.
No. You can go about your usual daily activities as normal. These are procedures that are non-invasive and do not require anesthesia. Moreover, for better results, doctors do advise as a precaution, to avoid aspirin and other anti-inflammatories prior to the treatment session.
Since these are non-invasive procedures that do not involve surgery or incisions of any kind, you can resume your routine activities1-3 almost immediately unlike after a gynecomastia surgery. Once the treatment has been administered, the body will begin its natural process of flushing out the crystallized fat cells through the body’s natural disposal system.4,5 The body will continue this process over the course of the following weeks post-treatment.
It is common to experience mild tenderness or swelling of the treated areas.