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If i lose weight what will my gynecomastia look like? Droopy?

If i lose weight what will my gynecomastia look like? Droopy?

Depends: skin laxity: This depends on the severity of your conditions and the degree of skin laxity and the magnitude of weight loss. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Fiala
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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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If I lose weight will my gynecomastia go away by itself?

No: Gynecomastia is hormonally-active breast tissue in a man. Since breast tissue consists of mostly fat, losing weight will cause a reduction in the size of any breast tissue, either in a man or a woman; however, the enlarged breast tissue will still remain. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how i can lose weight and why do I still have gynecomastia?

It may not be fat: If your gynecomastia is more due to excess glandular tissue it will have no relationship to your weight and is solely under the influence of hormones or hormone like substances. Surgical excision is probably the best option in these cases and it is best done by a plastic surgeon ...Read more

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How can I lose weight fast, I have gynecomastia and i weigh about 210 pounds. Age 23 5'8?

Diet & exercise: Are still the best, with lots of emphasis on a low carb, high protein diet, and aerobic exercise. Have your thyroid checked to make sure it's not under-active. ...Read more

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What can a bodybuilder with gynecomastia look like?

Depends on extent: Since body builders have very little subcutaneous fat. Even small amount of gynecomastia may be visible. In some cases the the smooth carve of the lower chest is interupted by a large protuding areola, the colored skin surrounding the nipple. In other cases the entire lower chest may be enlarged. ...Read more

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How to know if I look like I'm developing gynecomastia?

Look or ask someone: If you've got a fair amount of upper body fat (pseudogynecomastia), you can have it removed by liposuction. If you have a lot of firm tissue under you nipple, and it's a bit pointy, it's probably true gynecomastia. A few minutes in a general surgeon's outpatient office will fix it. ...Read more

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I want to lose my gynecomastia, any ideas ?

Surgery Helpful.: I have found that 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 liposculpture surgery alone may suffice. For patients with excess skin, common after weight loss, skin excision may also be necessary. ...Read more

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I'm 18. I have no pain but I have large areolas and lost a lot of weight recently. I am not positive if I have gynecomastia, but do you think it will go away?

See Plastic Surgeon: Many young men get enlarged breasts at puberty. Usually they subside and become normal in about three years. If they persist even after three years > you might need surgery. See a board certified plastic surgeon in your area. ...Read more

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Will I be able to lift weights after I have surgery for gynecomastia?

Yes : Long-term you be able to return to all forms of exercises/activities after gynecomastia surgery. Your plastic surgeon will guide you when it comes to specific and timing. Best wishes. ...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.

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