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why do men want gynecomastia fixed?

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Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 56 years experience
Psychological trama: Gynecomastia is most commonly seen during puberty to young adulthood, causes psychological trauma , as other kids, are teasing constantly , due to this reason surgery is done after cheeking no other problems.
Dr. Richard Zienowicz
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
Want to look normal: Much like many women without breast tissue feel less feminine men with breasts feel less masculine. Sometimes crude remarks or being called "bitch tits" hurts enough for some men to seek remedy through surgical removal of their breast enlargement.
Dr. Tom Pousti
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Varies...: The decision of whether or not to proceed with surgery to correct gynecomastia will ultimately be a very personal decision based on whether the enlarged breast gland causes physical and/or psychosocial “distress”. As always, patient should weigh the pros/cons associated with the procedure to determine whether to proceed or not. Consultation with board certified plastic surgeons may be helpful.

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Varies: More than 95% of hair thinning in men is male pattern baldness, or androgenetic alopecia. Male pattern baldness is characterized by hair receding from the lateral sides of the forehead (known as a "receding hairline") and/or a thinning crown (balding to the area known as the ‘vertex’). Both become more pronounced until they eventually meet, leaving a horseshoe-shaped ring of hair back of head.
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Male infertility runs in my family. Is it possible to be tested prior to trying to have a baby?

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Am a man & I have big man breast how can I get rid of them?

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Options: Weight loss is the first line but can also be treated surgically good luck.

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