Introduction to Asymmetrical/Unilateral Gyneomastia:
It is surprising that sometimes Gynecomastia occurs on only one side of the body. This is because our genetic makeup from cell to cell is a different and the one side of the body may be more sensitive to hormones or the stimulus that created the Gynecomastia in the first place.
Causes of Asymmetrical/Unilateral Gynecomastia:
The causes of Asymmetrical Gynecomastia are thought to be the same as bilateral Gynecomastia. It is not uncommon to have one side only. One must be however more vigilant about any quick growth of unilateral mess. That would be more suspicious for something that needs to be imaged first or biopsied first. Tactical if it will ask you how long the gynecomastia has been present and how fast that mass or build up has occurred to give you the best medical advice.
Treatment of Asymmetrical Gynecomastia:
After making sure that there is no medical concerns the treatment of Unilateral Gynecomastia precedes in a similar fashion to bilateral Gynecomastia. It is sometimes difficult to match one side to the other and if that is the case Dr Khalifa May do a minor procedure such as liposuction to the contralateral side in order to give you the best match.
Cost of Unilateral Gynecomastia:
The quotes given for unilateral gynecomastia tend to be approximately 20-30% less than bilateral gynecomastia due to the reduced work for that patient.