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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.
Dr. George Pope
Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
Surgery: You'll most likely need surgery to rid yourself of gynecomastia. Most people need a combo of liposuction and tissue excision. See my webinar on the subject on youtube - search dr. George pope. Or visit www.Gynecomastia.Org, a great forum.
Dr. Larry Nichter
Cosmetic Surgery 36 years experience
Gynecomastia Oper: Typically liposuction is used to correct gynecomastia. 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.
Dr. Tom Pousti
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Surgery Helpful.: Assuming a young man has achieved a long-term stable weight and there are no “causative agents” involved, surgery may be indicated to treat persistent gynecomastia. It is often best treated with partial excision of the prominent glandular tissue as well as liposuction surgery of the peripheral chest area. If the prominence of the chest wall is caused by adipose tissue, then liposuction surgery.
Dr. Barry Cohen
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Typically: Surgery is the only solution.
Dr. Gregory Buford
Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
I also check hormone levels on my patients, as well, to make sure that there is not a significant imbalance between testosterone/DHT/estrogen.
Sep 8, 2013
Dr. Paul Weiss
Plastic Surgery 52 years experience
May resolve spont.: Gynecomastia is common in adolescent males and usually resolves spontaneously. It is also associated with obesity and very rarely a hormonal imbalance or drugs. Weight loss will help if obesity is a factor. The definitive resolution may require surgical intervention.
Dr. Tom Pousti
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Surgery Helpful.: If symptomatic and/or aesthetically displeasing, surgical correction of gynecomastia can be worthwhile. Treatment is individualized depending on the specific patient's situation; involves direct excision of glandular tissue, liposuction surgery, and/or occasionally excision of excess skin as well.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
I agree with Dr. Pousti, Insure you are not taking any medications or supplements that can cause it.
Sep 2, 2013

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How can I tell if I have gynecomastia or if i'm just fat?

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Dr. Todd Sisto
Breast Surgery 37 years experience
Lose weight...: ...If you still have breasts it's gynecomastia. Or pinch it: if texture is dense and cobblestoney is gland if soft and compressible, it's fat. Compare the feel to an abdominal fat roll. Or you can get an MRI or ct.
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How can my doctor diagnose gynecomastia?

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Dr. Martin Wertkin
Specializes in General Surgery
Examination: The diagnosis can usually be made by physical examination of the breasts. Sometimes mammography and ultrasound are helpful. Occasionally, biopsy is necessary.
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Is there a natural treatment for gynecomastia?

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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Nothing known: Unfortunately there are no known natural cures for gynecomastia other than perhaps avoiding natural estrogenic products.
A 34-year-old member asked:

My doctor told me I have gynecomastia. What is that?

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Dr. Michael McGonigal
General Surgery 39 years experience
Male breast enlarged: This term refers to breast enlargement in men. It can be caused by hormone imbalances, endocrine disorders, and problems with the liver and kidneys.
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A 27-year-old member asked:

What other treatment options for gynecomastia?

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Dr. Richard Tholen
Plastic Surgery 41 years experience
Surgery and surgery!: Other than weight loss (and treatment of any stimulating causes, like testicular tumors or other hormone causes), surgery is the only way to remove gynecomastia tissues, especially glandular component. Liposuction can help with the fatty part, but excision is needed for the glandular portion. There is no diet or supplement that can help. See an abps-certified plastic surgeon.

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