A unilateral gynecomastia is a condition wherein only one male breast becomes enlarged. In essence, our breasts (both men and women) are not identical. One is bigger or has a different shape than the other – but only minimal. Men who have this hormonal imbalance will have radically different breasts with one breast looking normal while the other will look very feminine.
You don’t know what is worse actually, having only one breast bigger or having both of them looking similar to a female’s. It depends on your perspective of course. If you want to have it corrected, it probably will be more inexpensive because you only have one breast to worry about. But if in terms of looks, having them both look the same can be more appropriate.
But nevertheless, having either unilateral gynecomastia or a bilateral one should not be any different. They are both signs of a hormonal imbalance that men must take notice of. Sometimes, a gynecomastia is a symptom for something more serious. It is very important that you have a physician check your condition. They may ask you to get a normal men mammogram to see what is causing your developed breast. If a surgery is needed, then your physician will tell you so.
During surgery, the surgeon will get enough amount of connective tissue so you can have a normal male breast again. This way, you will have both breasts looking manly and of the same proportion – or at least it will appear to be so. A breast lift and liposuction can be done accordingly to shape your breasts and even correct your nipples and areola (especially for those with puffy nipples).
A unilateral gynecomastia may be left alone if it is not very evident. Usually, the surgery is just for aesthetic purposes. But still, it can be a great improvement on one’s self esteem and confidence. It is advisable however that you maintain your physique by exercising. It will not only help burn the fat tissues in your breast, it will also give you a healthier lifestyle.