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A 44-year-old member asked:

What is the treatment for gynecomastia?

3 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Barry Press
Plastic Surgery 46 years experience
See plastic surgeon: Gynecomastia is fairly frequent and the cause is most often unknown, a combination of ultrasonic and conventional liposuction with direct excision of glandular tissue can be a very effective treatment with minimal scarring. You should be within about 10-15 lbs of your ideal weight before considering this. See a surgeon certified by the american board of plastic surgeons to discuss your options.
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Dr. Tom Pousti
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Surgery.: Gynecomastia comes from the greek meaning "gyne" meaning woman and  "mastos"  meaning breasts. It is most 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 (lipomastia), then liposuction surgery alone may suffice.
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Dr. Larry Nichter
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
GynecomastiaTreatmen: 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.
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A 47-year-old member asked:

Do you know of a treatment for gynecomastia?

2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Time for a visit: First the reason for the problem should be sorted out.Some medications or medical problems can lead to this process and treatment may depend on the findings.If no treatable issues are involved, a cosmetic surgeon can remove any residual glandular tissue and or do liposuction to remove fat.
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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 60 years experience
Laser therapy is also available.Speak to your cosmetic surgeon
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CA
A 27-year-old member asked:

What other treatment options for gynecomastia?

3 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Richard Tholen
Plastic Surgery 43 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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A 26-year-old member asked:

Is there a natural treatment for gynecomastia?

5 doctor answers11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Nothing known: Unfortunately there are no known natural cures for gynecomastia other than perhaps avoiding natural estrogenic products.
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Last updated Dec 10, 2013

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