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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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How can my doctor diagnose gynecomastia?

How can my doctor diagnose gynecomastia?

Examination: The diagnosis can usually be made by physical examination of the breasts. Sometimes mammography and ultrasound are helpful. Occasionally, biopsy is necessary. ...Read more

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What type of doctor and what methods are best for surgical removal of gynecomastia?

What type of doctor and what methods are best for surgical removal of gynecomastia?

A surgeon.: Either a general surgeon experienced with the procedure or a dedicated breast surgeon. Most would do a subareolar (under the nipple) lumpectomy, sparing the nipple for cosmetic purposes. ...Read more

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Need doctor's help! I have gynecomastia!

Encourage you to : Start off by seeing your physician. He or she will evaluate and may make referral to an endocrinologist, a breast surgeon or a plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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My doctor told me I have gynecomastia. What is that?

My doctor told me I have gynecomastia. What is that?

Male breasts: Male breasts can be surgically treated and there are a number of options. The most common is using liposuction to reduce the size of the male breast. We typically try this first; even if it does not completely cure the problem, it will often lead to a large reduction in the size of the breast. If the breast...(read more) . ...Read more

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Help doctors! What're the treatments available for gynecomastia?

Varies: Male breast enlargement can come from fatty tissues building up or from enlargement of breast gland-ductal tissues. Depending on which is dominant, use of liporeduction surgery often helps. Occasional requires mastectomy (removal) of glandular tissues to resolve. ...Read more

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Hi doctor. I am suffering from gynecomastia. I am 24 years old. Please help.?

Hi doctor. I am suffering from gynecomastia. I am 24 years old. Please help.?

Gynecomastia : Gynecomastia is very common and when not caused by hormonal reasons is easy to treat. The most common treatment today is liposuction, either ultrasound or laser-assisted. I advise you to seek consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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What doc can help me with my gynecomastia or self-image problem?

Plastic Surgeons.: The decision of whether 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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I have painful gynecomastia, would any doctor accept CalOptima for the surgery?

I have painful gynecomastia, would any doctor accept CalOptima for the surgery?

You'll have: To check with your insurance company and/or ask the specific doctor. First, however, have you had a full medical evaluation and possibly a visit to an endocrinologist to see if non-surgical therapy would be effective? ...Read more

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Looking for surgery options on gynecomastia. What are the best ways to find a great doctor?

Call a reputable: Hospital in your area and ask for a list of credentialed surgeons and schedule consultations to help decide which is the best fit for you. Most will have portfolios of their work, as well as patient testimonials. ...Read more

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What exercise can I do for gynecomastia I do not want sergery doctor said it is gynecomastia?

None.: There are no specific exercises that will help improve the appearance of gynecomastia. The excess tissue is superficial to the pectoralis major muscle; therefore, strengthening the chest wall muscles will not necessarily help. If adipose tissue plays a role, losing weight may be helpful. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Doc.... I m an 18-year-old boy n i hv a prblm i.E.,, gynecomastia. I feel very embarrassing when I put on a t-shirt bt i also scare from surgery......

Make the time: Make the time to see a plastic surgeon. 90% of the time this condition can be completely corrected with simple liposuction without a trace or a scar. The satisfaction rate is tremendous.
Good luck. ...Read more

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I believe i have gynecomastia. (glandular)my primary agrees. What doctor should I see now and how do I figure out for SURE if my insurance will cover?

I believe i have gynecomastia. (glandular)my primary agrees. What doctor should I see now and how do I figure out for SURE if my insurance will cover?

Surgeon: If your weight is in the normal range and not part of the problem, the next step is to see a surgeon familiar with the condition. Some mass would be glandular tissue left over from pubertal changes and some may be fatty tissue. Removal of the glandular tissue along eith some liposuction would be needed. The insurance company may or may not cover it. The docs office crew can find out. ...Read more

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How to treat gynecomastia with surgery? Which doctor examines gynecomastia cases?

How to treat gynecomastia with surgery? Which doctor examines gynecomastia cases?

Time for consultatn: About a half of males will undergo a transient nipple/breast enlargement at the onset of puberty. Normally it will resolve slowly as other hormonal changes kick in over about a year. Carrying around extra weight can aggravate the issue as fat can masquerade as breast tissue. If persistent after 2+ years I would consult with a cosmetic surgeon about tissue removal ; localized liposuction. ...Read more

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Hello doctor.my age is 18 and my weight is 108 kilos.i don't know i have chest fat or gynecomastia.can you help me?

Hello doctor.my age is 18 and my weight is 108 kilos.i don't know i have chest fat or gynecomastia.can you help me?

Obesity: You're having excess weight. Please consult your physician to get a thorough physical examination. ...Read more

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To get to the bottom of my gynecomastia, do I just suddenly ask my doctor for a hormone study? How long will this take?

Seek Consultation.: During the consultation process, a history and physical examination will likely be very helpful. Make sure you provide a list of all medications and/or drugs you use. Hormonal studies, although sometimes helpful, are not mandatory. If persistent, 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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Can any doctor give me his skype id, user name regarding gynecomastia. I want to consult it to u. Can't consult to a doctor coz of some problems. Plzzz?

Can any doctor give me his skype id, user name regarding gynecomastia. I want to consult it to u. Can't consult to a doctor coz of some problems. Plzzz?

Gynecomastia: The most common cause of 'male breasts' on both sides is weight gain. Getting on an exercise regimen and changing your dietary habits can help. There are some medications that can cause gynecomastia (enlarged male breast tissue). I recommend reviewing your medications with your doctor. In some cases, it may need to be surgically removed if causing pain. Most times it can be monitored. ...Read more

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Can my doctor give me testosterone pills for my gynecomastia?

Can my doctor give me testosterone pills for my gynecomastia?

No: First, testosterone pills aren't really safe (dangerous to liver). Second, excess testosterone is converted into estrogen which then exacerbates gynecomastia (male breasts). Instead, check your estrogen level and block conversion of testosterone into estrogen w/aromatase inhibitor such as anastrazole (prescription breast cancer drug). Of course, diet & exercise help, too! Less fat = less gyno. ...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