In men, the breasts may swell as a result of hormonal imbalance or even the taking of hormonal treatment such as steroids. Gynecomastia can also be a side effect of certain medications. Regardless of the cause, men may feel psychologically harmed by the appearance of small breasts.
The different types of gynecomastia:
- Unilateral gynecomastia, where there is an asymmetry between the two breasts. You will then notice one breast more swollen than the other.
- Diffuse, dendritic or nodular gynecomastia. When gynecomastia is nodular, it is then perfectly defined. If it is dendritic, then it has a triangular shape. On the other hand, when it is diffuse, it is not delimited.
- Finally, gynecomastia can be glandular or fatty. If the swelling is the result of a mass of fat cells, the surgeon will perform adipomastia instead.