Top
20
Doctor insights on: Gynecomastia Or Overweight

Share
1

1
Can an obese or overweight woman receive a breast fat transfer?

Can an  obese or overweight woman receive a breast fat transfer?

It Depends: Plastic surgeons have very specific pre-op requirements, so speaking to a board certified plastic surgeon about your current health, medical history, and surgical goals will help you determine if you are a candidate for fat transfer breast augmentation. A physical (H&P) , CBC blood test, along with BMI (body mass index) are all things often taken into consideration. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Tom Pousti
552 doctors shared insights

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


5

5
Is BMI of 25 overweight or fat for normally thin person?

Is BMI of 25 overweight or fat for normally thin person?

Marginally: A bmi between 18 and 25 is considered normal, 25-30 overweight, over 30 obese. Having said that, some people, due to bone mass and the proportion of fat vs lean mass, can have a normal bmi but have too much body fat, or conversely can have a high bmi but have a normal amount of fat. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
6

6
Is gynecomastia an enlarged male breast?

Yes: Gynecomastia is the development of a breast appearance in a man. It usually involves both chest wall fat and breast tissue, and surgery is required to correct it. Visit gynecomastia.Org - a great forum. Visit my patient photo gallery at http://georgepopemd.Com/galleries/gynecomastia/. ...Read more

See 3 more doctor answers
7

7
Pcos or something else if amenorrhea and overweight?

Pcos or something else if amenorrhea and overweight?

Could be PCOS or ...: To diagnose pcos, we need 2 out of 3 of: 1. Irregular/no periods 2. Clinical signs like acne, hair growth and/or blood tests showing too much male-type hormones 3. Ultrasound appearance of polycystic ovaries: high volumes or antral follicle counts. "something else" - other causes of irregular/no cycles include low egg supply, thyroid, prolactin, adrenal gland issues. See an OB or fertility md. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
8

8
Female, 67 , good health, no smoking or alcohol, can a small hiatal hernia grown or enlarge? Thank you

Female, 67 , good health, no smoking or alcohol,    can a small hiatal hernia grown or enlarge? Thank you

Hiatal Hernia: Hiatal hernias can come and go, get better (especially with weight loss), and can get worse (with time and age, weight gain, increased abdominal pressure). They can cause acid reflux, feeling full early, chest pain and even feeling short of breath). Good luck. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
9

9
Can testosterone help shrink male breast fat?

Can testosterone help shrink male breast fat?

Testosterone: No, testosterone can aid in increase in muscle. Reduction of body fat still requires caloric deficit. ...Read more

10

10
My BMI is 37. Do you recommend liposuction or weight loss surgery?

My BMI is 37.  Do you recommend liposuction or weight loss surgery?

Weight loss first: Weight loss - either via the traditional methods or gastric surgery - would be first. Liposuction would not be an effective or safe way to lose weight - it's really only for contouring diet-resistant areas. ...Read more

See 3 more doctor answers
11

11
Exercising on a stationary cycle beneficial or not for weight loss&reduction of abdominal obesity?

Exercising on a stationary cycle beneficial or not for weight loss&reduction of abdominal obesity?

Yes: As long as you exercise at a level that increases your heart rate sufficiently, an exercise bike will help you lose weight. As long as you do not increase your calorie intake, you should gradually lose weight as well as abdominal fat. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
12

12
Can endocrinologists help men lose weight who suffer from abdominal obesity?

Can endocrinologists help men lose weight who suffer from abdominal obesity?

If pathological: Only if the abdominal obesity is due to a certain disease state (e.g., hypothyroidism). Otherwise, good nutrition and regular exercise are the best weapons against obesity. A family physician or internal medicine physician can help with exploring such options. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
13

13
I'm overweight. Is it possible to lose weight without dieting?

I'm overweight. Is it possible to lose weight without dieting?

Dieting: You can lose weight by increasing your exercise schedule. You must also carefully check that your food intake is OK. Look up NuVal on-line and you may be surprised by what you can see are good or bad with respect to calorie intake.. ...Read more

14

14
Suggest some exercises to increase breast size. I'm 22 year old girl with flat chest, i'm not married and weight is 37 kgs.

Suggest some exercises to increase breast size. I'm 22 year old girl with flat chest, i'm not married and weight is 37 kgs.

Nutrition: more than exercise, both are important though, kindly find an endocrinologist doctor first, who would direct you well, then follow up with a clinical nutritionist, good luck ...Read more

15

15
Can a 15 year-old teen who has diabetes and is 50 pounds overweight get the lap band or gastric bypass?

Can a 15 year-old teen who has diabetes and is 50 pounds overweight get the lap band or gastric bypass?

See below: This will probably not be offered at the age of 15. What should be encouraged is a serious attempt at weight loss, if needed this can be done in an inpatient setting. The diabetes will probably minimize once the weight is brought under control. Parents can help by removing unhealthy food options from the home. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
16

16
Can POCS causes both high androgen and estrogen levels if not overweight? Can eating pyhytoestrogens increase breast cancer in women with POCS?

Can POCS causes both high androgen and estrogen levels if not overweight? Can eating pyhytoestrogens increase breast cancer in women with POCS?

PCOS: PCOS can increase androgens in patients regardless of their weight. The effects on Estrogen are less clear as these levels fluctuate and typically would not be tested in PCOS. The LH and FSH levels are checked but not Estrogen. The effects of Phytoestrogens such as soy on the risk of breast cancer are debatable. There is not specific recommendation for PCOS patients to avoid them ...Read more

17

17
Will Atkins work if i'm not losing weight or belly fat with pcos on levothyroxine and metformin?

Will Atkins work if i'm not losing weight or belly fat with pcos on levothyroxine and metformin?

Definitely!: Worked for me since 1995. $0 lb weight loss, never to return! need to do it right. Google recipes on the internet! ...Read more

18

18
Can you lose or gain weight after gallbladder surgery?

Can you lose or gain weight after gallbladder surgery?

Not physiologic: You shouldn't have weight loss. You may have weight gain if you are enjoying fatty foods that were bothering you prior to your surgery. Just enjoy a balanced diet and moderate activity and your weight should stay steady. Good luck. ...Read more

19

19
Can taking testosterone cause weight gain or testicular atrophy?

Can taking testosterone cause weight gain or testicular atrophy?

Yes: Although weight gain can be caused by medications it is multifactorial and testosterone alone would not be the culprit. In large doses, exogenous (not from your body) testosterone will definitely shut down your brain's signal to the testis to make testosterone and this can lead to testicular atrophy. ...Read more

See 4 more doctor answers
20

20
What hormones are needed to produce breast enlargement in males? Trans-gendered male wanting femine breasts; am type 1 diabetic; other wise healthy.

What hormones are needed to produce breast enlargement in males? Trans-gendered male wanting femine breasts; am type 1 diabetic; other wise healthy.

A : A doctor called an endocrinologist (hormone specialist) will be able to help you with this issue. The hormone estrogen is used for this purpose. Estrogen is given to the patient desiring female breasts to bring their level of estrogen to that of a woman. Please know that this treatment can cause serious health problems, such as tumors, heart attacks and blood clots, therefore an experienced doctor needs to be the one supervising this treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Tom Pousti
315 doctors shared insights

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


Dr. Joseph Mele
207 doctors shared insights

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