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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

Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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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?

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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Does gynecomastia go away by itself?

Never say never but: Generally, you can wish in one hand and...Well you know the cliche. Better to have laser body sculpting with slim lipo. Recovery is almost a non- issue. Call 877drsisto for more info. ...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. I'm 16, will they go away? By themselves?

Have had gynecomastia for 4 years now. I'm 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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Will gynecomastia go away as a side effect once off medication?

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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How long does it take for gynecomastia to go away in a 14 year old boy?

How long does it take for gynecomastia to go away in a 14 year old boy?

Wait til 18: To allow for resolution of normal pubertal changes. Try to keep your weight under control during this critical time. ...Read more

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Hi docs, would my gynecomastia go away naturally or do I have to take action?

Unlikely to happen: The age listed on your profile is 43. If true, this is long past the age when puberty related gynecomastia will fade. I would see your doc and make sure you do not have a treatable condition that brought this about. If not a consultation with a plastic surgeon with experience in the area would be my next move. ...Read more

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Does gynecomastia happen during puberty? Does it go away after sometime? How much time does it take? What to do to make it go away?

Does gynecomastia happen during puberty? Does it go away after sometime? How much time does it take? What to do to make it go away?

Most of the times---: Most of the gynaecomastia occurs during puberty - and, most of them go away by itself within three years --- if it does not go away, then surgery may be the answer. ...Read more

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When will gynecomastia go away?

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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Can my gynecomastia go away on its own?

Yes.: Most cases resolve on their own over a period of several months, especially if it is associated with prescription medications that can be substituted. ...Read more

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Will my gynecomastia ever go away on its own?

Likely not: At your age you'll Likely need surgery to remove it. I perform this procedure in Miami, FL ...Read more

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What can I do to make my gynecomastia go away?

Surgery Helpful.: If symptomatic and/or aesthetically displeasing, surgical correction of gynecomastia can be worthwhile. Treatment is individualized depending on the specific patient's situation; involves direct excision of glandular tissue, liposuction surgery, and/or occasionally excision of excess skin as well. ...Read more

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Would my gynecomastia ever go away or what can I do to fix it?

Would my gynecomastia ever go away or what can I do to fix it?

See plastic surgeon: Gynecomastia can be associated with endocrine disorders, but this is rare. I would suggest seeing a board-certified plastic surgeon, who can give you information on your options and, after an examination, advise you on the appropriateness of an endocrinology evaluation.

Good luck! ...Read more

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I've had gynecomastia for three years. Is there any signs that's it's going away? And what age does it usually go away?

I've had gynecomastia for three years. Is there any signs that's it's going away? And what age does it usually go away?

Gynecomastia: Signs of gynecomastia going away are typically the noticeable decreased size of the breast tissue. Typically in adolescents this condition starts to improve in 6 months to 3 years after diagnosis. Has your doctor done an exam on you recently? Have you had recent laboratory tests to rule out possible causes? If you are concerned, I think a visit to your doctor is a good idea. ...Read more

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Does gynecomastia from risperdal 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 more

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Is it possible for pubertal gynecomastia to go away naturally?

Yes: Most cases of pubertal gynecomastia dissipate with time. If persistent, it 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. ...Read more

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I have gynecomastia since about 14, 15 but i'ts not a severe one...Its no longer tender but they are still puffy. I will be 19 soon. Will it go away?

Yes possible: Yes 90%of male gynecomastiathatstart around puberty will go away.
if not see a local surgeoms they will ive you different options includin surgical option.
again the majority go away ...Read more

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I took 5mg Risperdal and developed gynecomastia age 16-19. Lost weight since 115kgs-81kgs. A bit of gynecomastia has yet remained, will it go?

Gynecomastia: Can resolve over time. Congratulations on the weight loss. May want to check your prolactin level now if you have not already done so. Discuss the matter with your doctor too. Everyone is different when it comes to this sort of thing. ...Read more

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Could testosterone pills make my gynecomastia go away and make me gain muscle?

Could testosterone pills make my gynecomastia go away and make me gain muscle?

No: Testosterone pills will make your gynecomastia worse. You'll possibly develop an imbalance between testosterone and estrogen, and your breast tissue could enlarge. ...Read more

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I want to lose my gynecomastia, any ideas?

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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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

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Could my risperdal be causing my gynecomastia? Should I ask for a different antipsychotic? Will it go away if it's the cause?

Possible but...: 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

Dr. Tom Pousti
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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


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