Gynecomastia Solutions

3 Mar 2019 Blog

Gynecomastia is a surprisingly common condition and affects almost 70% of men at some point in their lives. For sufferers, surgery is the only permanent treatment. However, a company based in Scotland are using their experiences to provide an alternative for those with mild to moderate gynecomastia by offering high-quality compression garments.

Liam from Gynecomastia Solutions explained to Surgery Group the driving force behind launching the company.

“Through my own struggles with gynecomastia, I discovered that finding a comfortable vest or undershirt which offered enough compression to smooth my chest but not too much to restrict my breathing was a difficult task. Furthermore, finding a vest which didn’t leave you sweaty and clammy at the end of the day was near impossible. Companies based in the USA had options for this but also came with an extortionate postage cost.

The effects a well-fitting, high-quality compression vest can have on the confidence of an individual who has confidence issues caused by their gynecomastia cannot be overstated. It gives the wearer the ability to wear the types of t-shirts and shirts they would have usually avoided, to play sports and to live their life without glancing at their chest every minute. Gynecomastia sufferers often have the unfortunate habit of hunching their back to avoid sticking out their chest even further, compression garments give them the confidence to straighten their back and correct their posture.

With this in mind, Liam brought together a small range of vests and undershirts which meet the three main requirements for gynecomastia sufferers.

Short Sleeve Chest Compression Shirt

Discreetness

Too many gynecomastia vests/shirts are visible underneath a standard t-shirt. The vests / shirts are designed with a deep back and front neckline and thin straps to ensure the garment remains hidden, and if seen, looks like a normal underlayer. The undershirt specifically has short enough sleeves to remain hidden under a t-shirt.

Chest Compression Vest

Light Material

Made from 80% Nylon and 20% Spandex, the vests ensure sweat wicks away from the skin whilst providing an ample level of compression.

Compression

As mentioned previously, a vest or undershirt must provide enough compression to flatten the chest without being uncomfortable. The level of compression provided from one of the garments is suitable for grade 1 to grade 3 gynecomastia.

Gynecomastia Solutions product range includes chest compression vests and short sleeved undershirts available in white & black. They also offer fast, free postage to anywhere within the United Kingdom as well as international shipping.

You can order online at www.gynecomastiasolutions.co.uk or for more information email sales@gynecomastiasolutions.co.uk

Gynecomastia Solutions
Providing simple, non-surgical solutions to the problem of gynecomastia or ‘man-boobs’.

The Lowdown on Ear Pinning

1 Mar 2019 Blog

According to figures produced by the NHS, around 1% of people in the UK feel their ears are too big or they stick out too much. In many cases, having prominent ears especially in childhood can mean being the subject of jokes and unwanted comments.

Why do some people have more prominent ears than others?
Quite often genetic factors are involved; when a parent has large ears this can mean that children have them too. The condition affects both genders alike, usually affects both ears but in some cases only one and is present right from birth becoming more exaggerated as the child grows. It is caused by incorrect folding of the developing ear cartilage whilst the child is still in the womb.

What is the solution?
Surgery is possible in cases where a person is very adversely affected by having prominent ears either physically or psychologically. The surgeon will remove a small amount of skin from the back of the ear and then adjust the shape and, if necessary, the volume of the cartilage to enable the ear to sit closer to the head. The surgery will usually be done under a general anaesthetic and take around two hours unless there are complications. Permanent stitches may be necessary to hold the altered cartilage in place. In children ear pinning surgery can be done from the age of 12 when the child is old enough to understand the procedure and when the cartilage has become strong enough to hold stitches.

What happens afterwards?
Following surgery, the patient will be moved to a recovery room while the effects of the anaesthetic wear off. Occasionally it can involve an overnight stay but most people – including children – are up and about very quickly and sent home the same day.

They will probably be sent home with a dressing to help the healing process and avoid infection. Painkilling medication can be prescribed for a few days after which any pain or aching should disappear. If it does not the patient should return to their doctor for further examination.

Ear pinning surgery will leave a curved scar behind the ear but most patients will agree that this is a small price to pay for the joy of having ears which are no longer prominent. In any case the scar will fade after a few months and eventually will not be noticeable at all.

If you have any questions about ear pinning please call us. We’re happy to discuss your individual requirements and answer any further questions you might have about the procedure.

Gynecomastia – An anonymous story

Gynecomastia is a deformity that has plagued my life since I’ve been 13 years old.

13 is such a tender age, an age where you take life as it comes and not think an awful lot about your actions. However I was always so self-conscious about my chest and this turned me into a very insecure person, leading me to think very carefully about everything I ever did i.e. wear lays of clothes anywhere I went.

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Considering a Beard Transplant?

It’s official –  beards have never been more popular. But, for some people it isn’t as easy as simply growing a beard. So what can you do? Well, one option is a beard transplant. Beard transplants are a great solution to any facial hair issues, and this is something that we, here at Surgery Group can help with.

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#PatientStory – Oliver

23 May 2017 Blog

At Surgery Group, gynecomastia is one of our primary treatments and we take pride in working with some of the best surgeons in the UK. We understand this condition has a significant impact on our patients’ lives. Our aim is to make both the surgery and the overall experience as easy as possible for our patients.

One of our recent patients, Oliver, who’s been diagnosed with gynecomastia at 20 years old, was really kind to write his story and share it with our readers.

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