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If I Lose Weight Will Gynecomastia Go Away
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
Possibly.: Impossible to predict, with any degree of certainty, whether gynecomastia related to the use of any specific drug, will dissipate once the specific drug use is terminated. This may be one of the situations where the "only time will tell”. If the gynecomastia remains persistent, surgical intervention may be worthwhile; usually consists of direct excision of gland and/or liposuction surgery. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Varies...: 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 liposuction surgery alone may suffice. For patients with excess skin, common after weight loss, skin excision may also be necessary. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Teen boys with boobs: Puberty brings about some changes in boys that they're never that happy about - some growth of their breasts. Majority of times it will resolve but if significant then it may need surgical correction. Also if the child is overweight then that should be addressed first with weight loss, better diet and exercise and then pursue surgical correction for the non-resolving gynecomastia. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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