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Does Gynecomastia Go Away By Itself
Male breast enlargement is also known as Enlarged male breasts. 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
Teen boys with boobs: Puberty brings about some changes in boys that they're never that happy about - some growth of their breasts. Majority of times it will resolve but if significant then it may need surgical correction. Also if the child is overweight then that should be addressed first with weight loss, better diet and exercise and then pursue surgical correction for the non-resolving gynecomastia. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Varies...: 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 liposuction surgery alone may suffice. For patients with excess skin, common after weight loss, skin excision may also be necessary. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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! ...Read more
I've had gynecomastia for three years. Is there any signs thats it's going away? And what age does it usually go away?
Gynecomastia: Signs of gynecomastia going away are typically the noticeable decreased size of the breast tissue. Typically in adolescents this condition starts to improve in 6 months to 3 years after diagnosis. Has your doctor done an exam on you recently? Have you had recent laboratory tests to rule out possible causes? If you are concerned, i think a visit to your doctor is a good idea. ...Read more
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