gynecomastia

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<b>Gynecomastia is also known as <a href="#topics/Enlarged-male-breasts">Enlarged male breasts</a></b>. Gynecomastia is the growth of breast tissue in boys and men. This is due to the imbalance of the hormones estrogen and testosterone.

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Dr. Tom K. Pousti answered:

Is gynecomastia harmful?

Possibly.

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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.
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Dr. Moez Khorsandi answered:

What is gynecomastia in men?

Enlarged male breast

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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.
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Can a gynecomastia come back?

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can recur. Gynecomastia (male breast enlargement) can be due to drugs, hormones, or medical conditions. Many men also can have excess fat deposits on their chest. Liposuction and, if necessary, surgical excision of excess tissue can improve the appearance of male breast enlargement.
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Dr. Tom K. Pousti answered:

What is gynecomastia in males?

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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.
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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.
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Dr. Barry Press answered:

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.
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I need advice with gynecomastia?

See your doctor

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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.
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Dr. Tom K. Pousti answered:

What could lead to gynecomastia?

Many

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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 be causative.
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How to get rid of Gynecomastia.

Gynecomastia Surgery

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Gynecomastia is easiy surgically treated by a plastic surgeon. using direct excision and/or liposuction techniques. First step is to look at causes which are many and include medication side effects, THC use (marijuana), steroids and other drugs, obesity, endocrine disorders and familal causes and rarely from a cancer.
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Dr. Richard Tholen answered:

How is gynecomastia surgery done?

Carefully!

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A skilled plastic surgeon may use several different techniques depending on the anatomic severity at hand. Periareolar incisions and liposuction techniques are often used, and can be incomplete and unsatisfactory, but combination excision and lipo can yield nice results with minimal scarring. More severe cases will require skin incisions and scars. Technique and experience is important here.
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