Can men develop breasts? Yes some of them can. It’s called gynecomastia. The condition can be found among babies (because of the female hormones from their moms), adolescents, adults, and the elderly. It may be treated with surgery, radiation therapy, and intake of some medications.
How common is gynecomastia? According to Glenn D. Braunstein, MD, chairman of the department of medicine at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, nearly half of men may experience this condition at some point in their lives.
Here’s a photo of a Chinese farmer named Guo Feng with a severe case of gynemocastia:
Here’s Guo Feng talking about his gynecomastia (via Daily Mail): “About ten years ago my chest started to get larger but I didn’t think much of it as I was putting on weight all over. But in the last few years it had become unbearable.
“I had bigger boobs then my wife – she got so many comments from our neighbours that she moved out to live with her mother.”
As may be expected, his life became harder because of his condition: “It also made my work difficult. I have 20 cows on my farm. I sell the milk and butter at the market, and make about £120 a month. But things like milking and carrying buckets became quite hard. If one of the calves got free and I had to run after it, when my boobs started heaving and bouncing.”
Eventually, Feng had his breasts removed through surgery. He is now one of the happiest men on earth: “I think I’m the happiest man in the world right now, I know this wasn’t a lifesaving operation – I didn’t have cancer or anything – but I’m pretty sure there’s nobody who understands exactly how I felt.
How did his condition affect his family life? Here’s what he says about the matter: “My wife Jia Ling was being asked so many stupid questions by the other housewives whenever she went to the market. They would ask her if I still had anything, you know, down there. They told her at 40 she still had time to get another man. And with me having bigger breasts than her as you can imagine our sex life just vanished.
“My son Xiaobo was 11 at the time – in middle school. He’d come home and say the boys were calling him the freak’s son.”
He hopes that his surgery will give him a new lease in life: “The past few years have been hell – but now I can make a new start as a fresh man.”
Can Men Develop Breasts – Gynecomastia – The Guo Feng Story. Posted 10 August 2010. Last updated on 10 August 2010.