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Is gynecomastia harmful?

Is gynecomastia harmful?

Possibly.: I think the answer to your question would depend on whether the enlarged breast gland causes physical and/or psychosocial “distress”. If so, and 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. ...Read more

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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


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What is gynecomastia in men?

What is gynecomastia in men?

Enlarged male breast: Gynecomastia is an enlargement of male breast tissue. This can be from an excess of one's own hormones or from certain medications. It is usually a benign condition but one should seek medical care, especially if this is a new finding to rule out certain pathology. ...Read more

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How do boys get gynecomastia?

How do boys get gynecomastia?

Hormone activity: In puberty there is a surge in baseline hormonal activity & males have a small amount of estrogen in their system normally. Breast tissue in some males is more sensitive to even small amounts and up to half will have transient breast tissue enlargement during puberty.It usually fades within 6-12 mo.Persistance or development of breast tissue at other times suggests an abnormality. ...Read more

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What is gynecomastia in males?

What is gynecomastia in males?

Gynecomastia: Gynecomastia comes from the greek meaning "gyne" meaning woman and  "mastos"  meaning breasts.  it refers to abnormal development of large mammary glands in males. Although there may be many “causes”, most cases are idiopathic (no specific cause). The use of certain medications, drugs, organ dysfunction (kidney or liver), hormonal imbalances etc. May also be causative. ...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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Who do you see for gynecomastia?

Who do you see for gynecomastia?

Your doctor: While most cases of gynecomastia have no known cause, it can occasionally be associated with other abnormalities, and is often temporary in teenage boys. Start with your doctor. If he/she feels you need surgery, see a board-certified plastic surgeon to discuss your options. This is a common procedure that can achieve excellent results with the right surgeon/patient/problem combination. ...Read more

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What could lead to gynecomastia?

What could lead to gynecomastia?

Many: Gynecomastia comes from the greek meaning "gyne" meaning woman and  "mastos"  meaning breasts.  it refers to abnormal development of large mammary glands in males. Although there may be many “causes”, most cases are idiopathic (no specific cause). The use of certain medications, drugs, organ dysfunction (kidney or liver), hormonal imbalances etc. May be causative. ...Read more

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I need advice with gynecomastia?

See your doctor: While most cases of gynecomastia have no known cause, it can occasionally be associated with other abnormalities, and is often temporary in teenage boys. Start with your doctor. If he/she feels you need surgery, see a board-certified plastic surgeon to discuss your options. This is a common procedure that can achieve excellent results with the right surgeon/patient/problem combination. ...Read more

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Does gynecomastia resolve itself?

Does gynecomastia resolve itself?

Not Usually: Gynecomastia are accumulation of breast tissue in men. They are not a function of fat and working out your pectoral muscles will not eliminate them. If you truly have gynecomastia, it will need to be corrected by a plastic surgeon once the underlying causes have been ruled out. ...Read more

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What is gynecomastia? Who gets it?

All Ages...: Gynecomastia comes from the greek meaning "gyne" meaning woman and  "mastos"  meaning breasts.  it refers to abnormal development of large mammary glands in males. Although there may be many “causes”, most cases are idiopathic (no specific cause). The use of certain medications, drugs, organ dysfunction (kidney or liver), hormonal imbalances etc. May also be causative. ...Read more

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Why do men want gynecomastia fixed?

Why do men want gynecomastia fixed?

Varies...: The decision of whether or not to proceed with surgery to correct gynecomastia will ultimately be a very personal decision based on whether the enlarged breast gland causes physical and/or psychosocial “distress”. As always, patient should weigh the pros/cons associated with the procedure to determine whether to proceed or not. Consultation with board certified plastic surgeons may be helpful. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have gynecomastia?

Examination: Gynecomastia comes from the greek meaning "gyne" meaning woman and  "mastos"  meaning breasts, diagnosed by physical examination. It refers to abnormal development of large mammary glands in males. Although there may be many “causes”, most cases are idiopathic (no specific cause). The use of certain medications, drugs, organ dysfunction (kidney or liver), hormonal imbalances may also be causative. ...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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How does one treat teen gynecomastia?

How does one treat teen gynecomastia?

Boys: About 2/3 of all boys going through puberty have some breast development at the beginning. Persistent gynecomastia may be related to familial tendency, obesity, or some other hormonal disorder. Certain drugs like marijuana can contribute to this. If hormonal disorders and other medical causes are ruled out, persistent gynecomastia is referred on to plastic surgery at our institution. ...Read more

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What do men suffer from gynecomastia?

What do men suffer from gynecomastia?

Tender & stigma: In an age of abercrombie or calvin kein ads bearing shirtless muscular men as a beauty standard, the primary suffering men experience from gynecomastia is the social stigma of removing their shirts in public. Tenderness does occasionally occur in enlarged male breasts. ...Read more

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What are first signs of gynecomastia?

What are first signs of gynecomastia?

Gynecomastia: Gynecomastia is benign enlargement of breast tissue in males. Causes include normal adolescent development (50% of all males), metabolic disorders, tumors, or from medication side effects. Also, due to normal aging decreases in testosterone, older males can also develop this condition. The good news is, 80% of young males will outgrow this condition. See your primary care doctor for details. ...Read more

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Can you help me with my gynecomastia?

Can you help me with my gynecomastia?

Gynecomastia: Is overgrowth of breast tissue in males and can result from medication, marijuana, or liver failure. In most cases, cause is unknown. If condition is severe enough and does not respond to medical treatment, you will need surgery. Sometimes, liposuction can help, but usually a surgical removal (subcutatneous mastectomy) is required. Consult with a surgeon. ...Read more

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What can you do to treat gynecomastia?

Surgery: Liposuction is used to remove the excess fat cell. If there is still a lump an open incision is used around the areola to remove this tissue. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have gynecomastia?

MD evaluation: Differentiating between weight induced breast size increase and true breast tissue growth can be safely done by your md. Important to do so if you feel that your breast have grown. ...Read more

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Any advice for guys with gynecomastia?

Surgery Helpful.: Gynecomastia 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. Patients should be as close to a long-term stable weight as possible and avoid use of any substances that increase risk of recurrence. ...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