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A 36-year-old member asked:

Can my gynecomastia go away on its own?

5 doctor answers11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Thomas Johnson
Radiology 46 years experience
Yes.: Most cases resolve on their own over a period of several months, especially if it is associated with prescription medications that can be substituted.
Dr. Stephen Greenberg
Plastic Surgery 33 years experience
No: Most gynecomastia cases involve breast tissue which does not go away on it's own.
Dr. Richard Zienowicz
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
Actually most adolescent gynecomastia resolves spontaneously but not adult.
Apr 8, 2013
Dr. Tom Pousti
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Sometimes.: Most cases of pubertal gynecomastia resolves spontaneously, without the need for intervention. Gynecomastia in older patients however usually does not resolve spontaneously. I have found that gynecomastia, if persistent, is often best treated with partial excision of the prominent glandular tissue as well as liposuction surgery of the peripheral chest area.
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 56 years experience
Unlikely: Unlikely , may get less conspicuous, with growth of rest of the body.
Dr. George Pope
Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
Rarely: Usually if the gynecomastia has been present for a couple of years or more, it's not going away without surgery.

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A 51-year-old member asked:

How long until my gynecomastia goes away?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Unlikely to happen: The age listed on your profile is 51. If true, this is long past the age when puberty related gynecomastia will fade.I would see your doc and make sure you do not have a treatable condition that brought this about.If not a consultation with a plastic surgeon with experience in the area would be my next move.
A 44-year-old member asked:

When will gynecomastia go away?

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Dr. Shady Macaron
General Surgery 20 years experience
Surgery: Adjusting the endocrine levels during the first six months of gynecomastia development may help in its regression. However, after that time frame the breast tissue tends to remain and harden. This leaves surgery as the only treatment option. The surgical procedures include: gland excision, or gland excision accompanied by liposuction.
A 30-year-old member asked:

How can I make my gynecomastia go away?

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Dr. Megan Jack
Plastic Surgery 21 years experience
Male breast tissue: Gynecomastia or enlarged male breasts is often a normal variant but in some can be due to hormone imbalance. You should be evaluated by your md to make sure. Treatment is removal of the tissue. I like to use vaser (ultrasound) liposuction with a small incision to remove the fibrous/fatty tissue and provide skin tightening. Occasionally a larger incision is needed if there is a lot of excess skin.
A 47-year-old member asked:

Would my gynecomastia ever go away or what can I do to fix it?

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Dr. Barry Press
Plastic Surgery 44 years experience
See plastic surgeon: Gynecomastia can be associated with endocrine disorders, but this is rare. I would suggest seeing a board-certified plastic surgeon, who can give you information on your options and, after an examination, advise you on the appropriateness of an endocrinology evaluation. Good luck!
A 32-year-old member asked:

Will my gynecomastia ever go away on its own?

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Dr. Rene Perez
Cosmetic Surgery 11 years experience
Likely not: At your age you'll Likely need surgery to remove it. I perform this procedure in Miami, FL

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