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Why do men want gynecomastia fixed?

3 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 57 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 39 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.
Last updated Oct 3, 2016
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