Gynecomastia is a condition affecting males of all ages. The primary symptom is an increase in the growth of breast tissue which can understandably bring much psychological distress along with it. Depending on the cause and the age of the patient, there are several methods of treatment, which include surgical removal of the excessive breast tissue.
Gynecomastia is the result of an endocrine system disorder which alters the normal ratio of estrogens (female hormones) and androgens (male hormones) in the body. The causes of this imbalance are many and diverse; they include cancers, metabolic dysfunction, a decline in testosterone production and as a result of using certain drugs and medications.
The condition is much more common than might first be surmised; up to 70% of adolescent boys develop physiologic gynecomastia which often goes away of its own accord within 2 years. It is more serious in older males and may require surgical intervention.
Post-surgery, it is often recommended that the patient wear a compression garment which helps reshape the chest as well as preventing hypertrophic scarring. Delivering constant therapeutic support and compression, the garment ensures optimal comfort of the patient following a surgical procedure to correct gynecomastia.
Available in all sizes from XXS to XXL, the Gynecomastia Vest from Jobskin is the perfect post-surgery compression garment. Find out all the details on our website and do not hesitate to get in touch with our expert team for advice and information.