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How does someone know if they have gynecomastia or just is chubby?

How does someone know if they have gynecomastia or just is chubby?

Physical Examination: In-person consultation with your family practitioner and/or plastic surgeon is a good place to start. Accurate history and physical examination is important. Eliminating “causes” of gynecomastia is also important. Surgical treatment usually involves partial excision of the glandular tissue plus/minus liposuction surgery. Again, much of what is recommended will depend on specific physical exam. ...Read more

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Dr. Lisa Saponaro
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Overweight (Definition)

Nearly two-thirds of the United States population is overweight. There are many ways to determine if a person is overweight, but experts believe that a person's body mass index (BMI) is the best way to assess an adult's weight in relation to their height. * A BMI between 18.5 and 24.9 is considered normal. * Adults with a BMI between 25 and 29.9 are considered overweight. There are exceptions. For example, an athlete may have a higher BMI but not be overweight. * Adults with a BMI greater than 30 are considered obese. * Adults with a BMI greater than or equal to 40 are considered extremely obese. * Anyone more than 100 pounds overweight is considered morbidly obese. A person with a high BMI may have a normal amount of body fat is they have ...Read more


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How can I tell if I have gynecomastia or just chest fat because i'm overweight?

How can I tell if I have gynecomastia or just chest fat because i'm overweight?

Lose weight!: Glandular gynecomastia does not "go away" with weight loss; plastic surgical excision is required (not liposuction). Fatty gynecomastia can be treated with liposuction, and ultrasonic lipo is a good option. Either way, losing weight will improve you and your chest! ...Read more

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How is gynecomastia treated in chubby boys?

Wait until 18 : Traditionally, estimates of normal pubertal gynecomastia vary from 4-nearly 70%. When associated with overweight individuals this incidence can be expected to be on the higher side. Nearly 2/3 of gynecomastia cases will resolve with time. Certainly in instances of obesity, an effort to avhieve weight loss or at least a stable weight should be attempted first. ...Read more

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Do chubby boys get pubertal gynecomastia?

Do chubby boys get pubertal gynecomastia?

More commonly: Yes overweight males do have a greater tendency for gynecomastia that may be only partially reversible. This is due to the fact that circulating androgens tend to accumulate in fat where they may acquire estrogen like properties stimulating the breast tissue to grow. Oftentimes when obese individuals later lose weight the fat dissipates but the stimulated breast tissue persists. ...Read more

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I have a big and pointy chest, I am not obese or overweight, i was concerned that I have chest fat or gynecomastia ? I work out on regular bases

I have a big and pointy chest, I am not obese or overweight, i was concerned that I have chest fat or gynecomastia ? I work out on regular bases

Male chest concerns: If your concern is of the breast and not the sternum, you may have gynecomastia. Many males have a period of this in their late teens or late middle age. If this problem has been established for a number of years, a surgical remedy is likely the key. If this is new, see your primary care doctor for a testicular exam and screening. Marijuana, xtc, steroids, supplements and alcohol can cause. ...Read more

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I am a healthy active male who has an active lifestyle . Having a chubby chest. On fnac it showed gynecomastia. Treatment?

Gynecomastia: If there is excess glandular breast tissue, the surgery is the only way to remove it. Diet and exercise can eliminate fat, but not the glandular breast tissue. The procedure consists of liposuction and excision of the gland. ...Read more

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I am overweight with gynecomastia (breast tissue), i know i can't remove it naturally, but if I do exercice, will my gyno look better?

Hormone testing: Hormone testing by your doc or a natural doc can give you some answers. This can help w/weight and gynecomastica. Testing is quick and easy, using saliva or blood. Exercise can help but it's best to get to the root of the situation. The very best to you. ...Read more

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How would a guy know if they have gynecomastia or just fat breast?

How would a guy know if they have  gynecomastia or just fat breast?

In general...: Gynecomastia is a small, firm, painful, localized inflammatory mass located under the nipple in men, and may be located on only one side. Fatty breast findings would be a generalized soft fullness diffusely across the chest on both sides of the chest. ...Read more

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Hi. How can I know if I have gynecomastia or just fat that has to be burned? I weight about 230lb and my height is 5.6 ft. Thanks.

Hi. How can I know if I have gynecomastia or just fat that has to be burned? I weight about 230lb and my height is 5.6 ft. 

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Difficult to tell: It can be difficult to tell between excess fat around your breasts vs gynecomastia. If you do not have any tenderness around your nipples, it is more likely fat. You could get an ultrasound done if you really want to know, but weight loss is likely the be best way to proceed. ...Read more

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


Dr. Joseph Mele
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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