A 33-year-old member asked:
Is gynecomastia an enlarged male breast?
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Surgery 40 years experience
I believe: That gynecomastia is a transient, hard, localized, painful mass that occurs under the nipple in males. It is a benign condition. Teenagers can get localized pubertal gynecomastia. Just having generalized enlargement of the entire breast in males is related to obesity & is a cosmetic condition which is not gynecomastia.
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Plastic Surgery 37 years experience
Gynecomastia Def/Rx: Gynecomastia means an enlarged male breast.
Typically liposuction is used to correct it. If there is also a lot of loose skin often this is also removed. Occasionally if their is firm redundant breast tissue it is surgically removed. See a board certified plastic surgeon.
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Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Gynecomastia: Gynecomastia comes from the greek meaning "gyne" meaning woman and "mastos" meaning breasts. it refers to abnormal development of large mammary glands in males. Although there may be many “causes”, most cases are idiopathic (no specific cause). The use of certain medications, drugs, organ dysfunction (kidney or liver), hormonal imbalances etc. May also be causative.
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A 17-year-old male asked:
I am experiencing enlarged male breasts.
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Pediatrics 47 years experience
Male breast tissue: About 1/2 males will undergo a transient nipple/breast enlargement at he onset of puberty. Carrying extra weigh aggravates the issue as part of the enlargement is fat.Most will resolve slowly as other hormonal changes kick in over about a year. If the process is unchanged after 2-3 yrs ; you've made an effort to lose any extra weight, it is time to discuss it with a surgeon. No meds will fix it
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