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Are compression vests effective for gynecomastia?

Are compression vests effective for gynecomastia?

After Surgery: 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. If the prominence of the chest wall is caused by adipose tissue, then liposculpture surgery alone may suffice. For patients with excess skin, common after weight loss, skin excision may also be necesary. ...Read more

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Gynecomastia (Definition)

Gynecomastia is enlargement of the breast tissue in male patients. A common reason for it is during the puberty. Other causes are secondary to hormonal imbalnce, liver function abnormality, side effect of certain medications or other drugs, excess alcohol consumption and sometimes unknown causes. It would be best to see a breast care provider to work up its causes and ...Read more


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Are compression stockings effective for everyone?

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Are compression stockings effective for everyone?

Probably not...: Entirely. Although very tight, hard to put on, sometimes hard to take off, always hot in the summertime, and people often really don't like them, most will say, in all honesty, that they make their legs feel better despite everything. ...Read more

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Gynecomastia compression vest shirt, is this effective?

Gynecomastia compression vest shirt, is this effective?

Cosmetic effect: This will not solve the problem in the long run.It will reduce the obvious nature of the process while it is being worn.For long term improvement, have an evaluation done to eliminate any ongoing medical problems. Once completed, consult a cosmetic surgeon for a surgical solution. ...Read more

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Which treatment options available for meralgia paresthetica are most highly recommended?

Which treatment options available for meralgia paresthetica are most highly recommended?

Tx options.: Wear looser clothes, take off some weight (if that is the cause) & avoid prolonged standing & walking. Acetominophen or nsaid’s can help with pain. Sometimes corticosteroid injections, tricyclic antidepressants & anti-seizure medicaitons are used. Surgery is rarely necessary. ...Read more

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Varicose Vein: Is there any newer/current treatment that minimizes the need for a compression stocking afterwards vs. other treatment?

Varicose Vein: Is there any newer/current treatment that minimizes the need for a compression stocking afterwards vs. other treatment?

Varicose veins: The thermal ablation procedures are the top choices but do require post procedure compression Newer choices clariven and varithena may not require compression However the ultimate choice should not be the compression stocking but the best choice to treat your varicose veins ...Read more

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What are some effective treatment for cellulite caused by hormones?

What are some effective treatment for cellulite caused by hormones?

Cellulaze laser: Cellulite is seen in over 85% of post pubertal females. No effective treatment was available until the recent fda approval of the cellulaze laser by cynosure. This is a minimally invasive in office procedure. The split laser beam cuts the fibous bands which create the depressions, melts the fat under the skin, causes thickening of the skin with increased elasticity. The only proven cellulite tx. ...Read more

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Are there effective natural treatments for hand swelling?

Are there effective natural treatments for hand swelling?

Compression, motion: The hand works like a pump...Motion helps take out swelling, as does hand elevation. There are no magic medical potions, unless there is an inflammatory cause, in which case, anti-inflammatory medicines can help. ...Read more

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Are there effective natural treatments for ankle arthritis?

Are there effective natural treatments for ankle arthritis?

They say yes: I do not know of any effective remedy for that. If there are remedies i want to have to treat mine? Thank you. ...Read more

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Can phytoestrogens be safely used as a holistic option for fibroid treatment for someone in their 20s? And are topical as effective as oral supplement

Can phytoestrogens be safely used as a holistic option for fibroid treatment for someone in their 20s? And are topical as effective as oral supplement

No: Fibroids occur due to excess estrogen levels. The last thing you want is to increase your estrogen levels with an exogenous source. ...Read more

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What effective treatments are available for gynecomastia?

What effective treatments are available for gynecomastia?

Surgery Helpful.: 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. If the prominence of the chest wall is caused by adipose tissue, then liposculpture surgery alone may suffice. For patients with excess skin, common after weight loss, skin excision may also be necesary. ...Read more

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Are there any topical creams that work as an effective cellulite treatment?

Are there any topical creams that work as an effective cellulite treatment?

Don't waste your $: Cellulite is very difficult to treat. There is a relatively new laser treatment (cellulaze) that has shown some promise, but I am not aware of any topical preparations that will treat this problem. ...Read more

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Are birkenstocks effective for people with foot pains?

Are birkenstocks effective for people with foot pains?

Depends on : The foot pains they suffer from. But, as a sandal/shoe i like them as they offer good arch support. ...Read more

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Are there any circumstances that superficial venous stripping should be used over other, more conservative, methods?

Are there any circumstances that superficial venous stripping should be used over other, more conservative, methods?

Varicose veins: if there is an established venous reflux problem, and you are having symptomatic issues, then more definitive therapy would be recommended. Often this can be accomplished by thermal ablation-laser sealing of the vein without the need for open surgery. Use of compression stockings long-term will not resolve this issue. ...Read more

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Are zapz orthotics for the shoes effective?

Are  zapz orthotics for the shoes effective?

They're ok: Zapz orthotics are off the shelf insoles that can be heated and molded when stepped on. The problem is this molds them in an unstable position when you stand. I feel that this is non better than other otc insoles such as powersteps, spenco, or superfeet. ...Read more

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Which treatments for drowning are most effective?

Which treatments for drowning are most effective?

Rescue!: The key to surviving drowning (unless the water is very cold) is rapid revival prior to brain injury. Depending on the individual, this is two to five minutes after the patient stops breathing. If there is a cardiac arrest associated with the drowning, the prognosis is grim. ...Read more

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What are some better companies for breast enlargement?

What are some better companies for breast enlargement?

Assume you are: Talking about products and not facilities offering plastic surgery. Breast size is likely to ^ w puberty, pregnancy, breast feeding ; possibly prior to your period. You can build up chest muscles w exercise ; weight lifting but it will not ^ the amt. Of fatty tissue. There are no pills, herbs or machines that will ^ breast size. Breast augmentation is surgical enlargement. ...Read more

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Are 20-30 mm/Hg compression socks safe for traveling? Or is a lower compression socks recommended?

Are 20-30 mm/Hg compression socks safe for traveling? Or is a lower compression socks recommended?

If you can get them : As long as you can get them on. If you are using for traveling for comfort and preventing swelling that should be fine if too tight go down a little in the pressure. I see you are 31 just so you know they have some non old people ones. They are running compression socks just FYI. ...Read more

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Are compression vests effective for gynecomastia?

After Surgery: 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. If the prominence of the chest wall is caused by adipose tissue, then liposculpture surgery alone may suffice. For patients with excess skin, common after weight loss, skin excision may also be necesary. ...Read more

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Gynecomastia compression vest shirt, is this effective?

Cosmetic effect: This will not solve the problem in the long run.It will reduce the obvious nature of the process while it is being worn.For long term improvement, have an evaluation done to eliminate any ongoing medical problems. Once completed, consult a cosmetic surgeon for a surgical solution. ...Read more

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Do gynecomastia compression bros like on seinfeld actually work?

Camouflage only: Garments may be helpful after surgical correction of gynecomastia. However, besides camouflaging the prominence, they are not helpful otherwise. ...Read more

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I had gynecomastia surgery 6 weeks ago and today I saw a puffy lump just behind aerola, I removed the compression garment 2 days ago.. What to do?

Edema: You are still at risk for acute swelling in that time frame, can be isolated to a limited area. Could also be small seroma [a fluid collection], reapply the compression garment if swelling does not resolve than could be seroma and see your surgeon. ...Read more

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What effective treatments are available for gynecomastia?

Surgery Helpful.: 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. If the prominence of the chest wall is caused by adipose tissue, then liposculpture surgery alone may suffice. For patients with excess skin, common after weight loss, skin excision may also be necesary. ...Read more

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How effective is toremifene citrate for puffy nipples and gynecomastia?

Wrong question: 1) what are you ingesting (pot, cimetidine, "steroids," too-numerous-to-list other drugs) that can cause gynecomastia? 2) Is there a family history of breast cancer? 3) are you on cancer treatment? (if so, talk to your oncologist 4) are you close to your ideal BMI? A surgical option is preferable to long-term use of hormone-related Rx ...Read more

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Is gynecomastia harmful?

Is gynecomastia harmful?

Possibly.: I think the answer to your question would depend on whether the enlarged breast gland causes physical and/or psychosocial “distress”. If so, and if persistent, it is often best treated with partial excision of the prominent glandular tissue as well as liposuction surgery of the peripheral chest area. ...Read more

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What is gynecomastia in men?

What is gynecomastia in men?

Enlarged male breast: Gynecomastia is an enlargement of male breast tissue. This can be from an excess of one's own hormones or from certain medications. It is usually a benign condition but one should seek medical care, especially if this is a new finding to rule out certain pathology. ...Read more

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How do boys get gynecomastia?

How do boys get gynecomastia?

Hormone activity: In puberty there is a surge in baseline hormonal activity & males have a small amount of estrogen in their system normally. Breast tissue in some males is more sensitive to even small amounts and up to half will have transient breast tissue enlargement during puberty.It usually fades within 6-12 mo.Persistance or development of breast tissue at other times suggests an abnormality. ...Read more

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What is gynecomastia in males?

What is gynecomastia in males?

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. ...Read more

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When will gynecomastia go away?

When will gynecomastia go away?

It varies: Adolescent gynecomastia wil go away by about 18 years of age- if it is going to. It may be due to obesity and require weight loss. Most commonly it requires surgery. ...Read more

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Who do you see for gynecomastia?

Who do you see for gynecomastia?

Your doctor: While most cases of gynecomastia have no known cause, it can occasionally be associated with other abnormalities, and is often temporary in teenage boys. Start with your doctor. If he/she feels you need surgery, see a board-certified plastic surgeon to discuss your options. This is a common procedure that can achieve excellent results with the right surgeon/patient/problem combination. ...Read more

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What could lead to gynecomastia?

What could lead to gynecomastia?

Too many to list: The list includes: puberty, excess estrogen, deficient testosterone, aging, medications (many of them), anabolic steroids, certain muscle building supplements, marijuana, liver disease, kidney disease, hyperthyroidism, and even cancer of the breast, testicles, lung, stomach, liver, kidney, or pituitary gland. If you have gynecomastia, the most common causes are benign, but get checked to be safe. ...Read more

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I need advice with gynecomastia?

See your doctor: While most cases of gynecomastia have no known cause, it can occasionally be associated with other abnormalities, and is often temporary in teenage boys. Start with your doctor. If he/she feels you need surgery, see a board-certified plastic surgeon to discuss your options. This is a common procedure that can achieve excellent results with the right surgeon/patient/problem combination. ...Read more

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Does gynecomastia resolve itself?

Does gynecomastia resolve itself?

Not Usually: Gynecomastia are accumulation of breast tissue in men. They are not a function of fat and working out your pectoral muscles will not eliminate them. If you truly have gynecomastia, it will need to be corrected by a plastic surgeon once the underlying causes have been ruled out. ...Read more

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What is gynecomastia? Who gets it?

All Ages...: 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. ...Read more

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Why do men want gynecomastia fixed?

Varies...: The decision of whether or not to proceed with surgery to correct gynecomastia will ultimately be a very personal decision based on whether the enlarged breast gland causes physical and/or psychosocial “distress”. As always, patient should weigh the pros/cons associated with the procedure to determine whether to proceed or not. Consultation with board certified plastic surgeons may be helpful. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have gynecomastia?

How to tell if I have gynecomastia?

Examination: Gynecomastia comes from the greek meaning "gyne" meaning woman and  "mastos"  meaning breasts, diagnosed by physical examination. 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 may also be causative. ...Read more

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Does gynecomastia go away by itself?

Never say never but: Generally, you can wish in one hand and...Well you know the cliche. Better to have laser body sculpting with slim lipo. Recovery is almost a non- issue. Call 877drsisto for more info. ...Read more

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How does one treat teen gynecomastia?

How does one treat teen gynecomastia?

Boys: About 2/3 of all boys going through puberty have some breast development at the beginning. Persistent gynecomastia may be related to familial tendency, obesity, or some other hormonal disorder. Certain drugs like marijuana can contribute to this. If hormonal disorders and other medical causes are ruled out, persistent gynecomastia is referred on to plastic surgery at our institution. ...Read more

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Dr. Tom Pousti
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Male Breast Enlargement (Definition)

Gynecomastia, or enlargement of the male breast gland, can be due to hormone, imabalances, medications, age, or genetics. It is a medically treatable condition - see a board-certified plastic surgeon for the different options. These can include liposuction, direct excision of the glandular tissue, and even excision of ...Read more


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Enlarged Male Breasts (Definition)

It is also called by some as Moobs (Man Boobs). During the puberty time many teenage boys develop breasts. But it goes away within three years in most of them. Also a few develop them due to hormone problems or overweight. The answer for that is ...Read more