A 33-year-old member asked:
is gynecomastia an enlarged male breast?
4 doctor answers • 6 doctors weighed in
General Surgery 39 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 40 years experience
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Cosmetic Surgery 36 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 45-year-old member asked:
Gynecomastia, male breast problems, what can I do?
3 doctor answers • 6 doctors weighed in
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
Surgery is...: ...An option if there is no identifiable medical problem assoc with the condition, and the condition has been present for over 6 months.
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Last updated Sep 7, 2019
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