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Gynecomastia and Compression Garments

Gynecomastia is a medical condition that can affect males of any ages. The primary symptom is excessive growth of mammary tissue; this condition often leads to understandable psychological distress. Depending on factors such as patient age, there are several methods of treatment available, from surgical removal of excessive breast tissue to the wearing of compression garments.

Gynecomastia is caused by a disorder of the endocrine system. The ordinary ratio of female hormones (oestrogens) and male hormones (androgens) is disturbed, leading to growth of breast tissue. There are many acknowledged causes of such a hormonal imbalance, including certain types of cancer, dysfunction of the metabolism, testosterone decline and as a result of some medications.

Gynecomastia is far from being a rare condition: up to 70% of adolescent males can develop it and it usually halts naturally within two years. More serious in older men, the condition often requires surgical intervention.

After surgery to correct the symptoms of gynecomastia, is is commonly recommended that the patient should wear a suitable compression garment, which will help to prevent hypertrophic scarring as well as reshaping the chest.  The specially-designed Gynecomastia Vest from Jobskin, which delivers constant therapeutic support while remaining comfortable to wear, is ideal for post-gynecomastia surgery.

The Gynecomastia Vest from Jobskin is available in a full complement of sizes from XXS to XXL. Find out all the details on our website and do not hesitate to get in touch with our expert team for advice and information.