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What if adult men develop gynecomastia? What do you treat it with?

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Dr. Tom Pousti
Surgery - Plastics
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In brief: Surgery Helpful.

Assuming a man has achieved a long-term stable weight and there are no “causative agents” involved, surgery may be indicated to treat persistent gynecomastia.
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 liposuction surgery.

In brief: Surgery Helpful.

Assuming a man has achieved a long-term stable weight and there are no “causative agents” involved, surgery may be indicated to treat persistent gynecomastia.
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 liposuction surgery.
Dr. Tom Pousti
Dr. Tom Pousti
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In brief: Gynecomastia

1st confirm diagnosis with mammo/and maybe core biopsy 2nd try to eliminate offending medication or problem like obesity, alcohocism etc 3rd check testosterone levels and some other hormones with labs 4th depending upon age of pt, liposuction works very well to surgically treat, or there are some meds to consider such at tamoxifen and arimidex (anastrozole).

In brief: Gynecomastia

1st confirm diagnosis with mammo/and maybe core biopsy 2nd try to eliminate offending medication or problem like obesity, alcohocism etc 3rd check testosterone levels and some other hormones with labs 4th depending upon age of pt, liposuction works very well to surgically treat, or there are some meds to consider such at tamoxifen and arimidex (anastrozole).
Dr. Kathryn Wagner
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Dr. Melissa Young
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
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In brief: Treat the cause

A cause for the gynecomastia should be sought, and if one is found, it should be treated.
If no cause is found, it can be left alone or surgically reduced.

In brief: Treat the cause

A cause for the gynecomastia should be sought, and if one is found, it should be treated.
If no cause is found, it can be left alone or surgically reduced.
Dr. Melissa Young
Dr. Melissa Young
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Dr. Carlo Contreras
Surgery - Oncology
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In brief: Avoid chest pressure

First, visit your doctor to make sure that the breast swelling isn't actually breast cancer.
This is rare in males, but shouldn't be overlooked. Then, if it really is just gynecomastia, it usually goes away within 6-8 weeks if you avoid all touching and unnecessary pressure to the breast area. If it doesn't go away, you may need an operation to remove some of the extra breast tissue.

In brief: Avoid chest pressure

First, visit your doctor to make sure that the breast swelling isn't actually breast cancer.
This is rare in males, but shouldn't be overlooked. Then, if it really is just gynecomastia, it usually goes away within 6-8 weeks if you avoid all touching and unnecessary pressure to the breast area. If it doesn't go away, you may need an operation to remove some of the extra breast tissue.
Dr. Carlo Contreras
Dr. Carlo Contreras
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