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

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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Dr. James Dukelow
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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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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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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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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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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 gynecomastia go away as a side effect once off medication?

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 more

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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. ...Read more

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I've grade 2 gynecomastia, will it go away over time?

I've grade 2 gynecomastia, will it go away over time?

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 more

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Have had gynecomastia for 4 years now. Im 16, will they go away? By themselves?

Have had gynecomastia for 4 years now. Im 16, will they go away? By themselves?

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 more

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Does gynecomastia in puberty eventually go away?

Does gynecomastia in puberty eventually go away?

It may but: Not always. Unfortunately, teenagers are probably the least able of any age group to handle it psychologically. ...Read more

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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