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Excessive Development Of Male Breast Tissue
Medication, Hormones: Male breast enlargement (gynecomastia) is relatively common and can be caused by various medications, such as antacid or blood pressure medications. Many cases are due to the normal hormonal changes that occur in men. Liver disease, marijuana smoking and testicular tumors that secrete hormones can also be a factor. Because men can get breast cancer, see a specialist if you notice any changes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The body is composed of tissue that are classically described as beiing derived from three basic embyonic layers known as the endoderm, mesoderm and ectoderm that then differentiate into the structures that compose the body such as skin, soft tissues, bone, muscle, organs, etc. Stem cells are not differentiated and have the potential to ...Read more
What are some ways to reduce estrogen in males because I have gynocomastia and I've read estrogen influences male breast tissue. ?
See your doctor: True gynecomastia with breast tissue in males is rare. It can be a side effect of taking certain drugs or having a hormonal imbalance. I would see your doctor to make sure this is breast tissue and to check the chemical and hormonal balance in your body. You may also want to check your weight, as that is a more common cause of gynecomastia in males. ...Read more
How effective is liposuction in male breast reduction? My breasts are pretty large, and i'm considering a male breast reduction. Is breast tissue always removed, or is the problem normally due to fat in the breast? How much can I reduce the size of my bre
Very effective : Liposuction is very effective on male breast reduction if there is no or little skin excess, little stretch marks and little breast tissue. But if there is skin excess or large gland, you will benefit from a surgical reduction which removes breast gland and skin. Liposuction could be used as an adjunct to smooth out the contour, the lateral chest roll or the top. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I still have man boobs the same size. Pure fat, not male breast tissue. How can I get rid of them?
See Plastic surgeon: Not enough information. Are you trying to say that you have fatty male breasts even after weight loss. If so, you first need an evaluation to ensure that you don't have hormonal imbalance and then can be considered for surgical managements by either liposuction of excision. See a plastic surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does male breast reduction just involve liposuction of the breasts, or is there actual breast tissue that needs to be cut out? I'm considering getting male breast reduction surgery, but i'm not sure what it involves, and i'm kind of embarrassed to ask.
Can you please discuss the key difference between male breast cancer and regular breast development?
Breast cancer: Unless you are brca + your risk is 1%. I you have something abnormal you should be seen and examined by a surgeon. ...Read more
Gynecomastia: Surgical intervention depends on the causing factor. Some medications can cause male breast enlargement. Being overweight can do it as well. You should be evaluated to make sure there is not any abnormal mass (breast cancer occurs in men, too). Meet with a surgeon to discuss options. Consider meeting with a breast specialist for an additional opinion. ...Read more
Define "normal": 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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