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A male teenager with breast tissue is normal or gynecomastia?
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Dr. Tom Pousti
Surgery - Plastics
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In brief: Define "normal"
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.

In brief: Define "normal"
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.
Dr. Tom Pousti
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Dr. Larry Nichter
Cosmetic Surgery
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In brief: Teen Gynecomastia
Teenagers often have excess breast tissue also call gynecomastia.
It is best to wait until after puberty as it often self corrects.

In brief: Teen Gynecomastia
Teenagers often have excess breast tissue also call gynecomastia.
It is best to wait until after puberty as it often self corrects.
Dr. Larry Nichter
Dr. Larry Nichter
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Dr. Todd Sisto
Breast Surgery
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In brief: Whether or not norm-
-al doesn't really matter as much as the psychological effect: no teenage or any age male wants to have breasts.
Sometimes, the problem is transient and therefore does not indicate treatment and it may also simply be fat if the individual is over wt. If practical, in the remaining cases, most males would benefit from treatment. The best treatment in my opinion, is slim lipo.

In brief: Whether or not norm-
-al doesn't really matter as much as the psychological effect: no teenage or any age male wants to have breasts.
Sometimes, the problem is transient and therefore does not indicate treatment and it may also simply be fat if the individual is over wt. If practical, in the remaining cases, most males would benefit from treatment. The best treatment in my opinion, is slim lipo.
Dr. Todd Sisto
Dr. Todd Sisto
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Dr. Rafael Lugo
Surgery
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In brief: Normal and yes
It is gynecomastia and normal.
Don't despair, it usually goes away by 18. Don't let anyone do any surgical procedure.

In brief: Normal and yes
It is gynecomastia and normal.
Don't despair, it usually goes away by 18. Don't let anyone do any surgical procedure.
Dr. Rafael Lugo
Dr. Rafael Lugo
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