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Do I need surgery if I am a male with gynecomastia?

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Dr. Michael Bermant
Surgery - Plastics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Gynecomastia Options

The contour issue of breasts in men or gynecomastia bothers many, but some enjoy living with breasts.
Surgery is not "needed" unless there are medical issues present such as cancer or tumor causing breast growth. The options about gynecomastia are quite broad depending on problem. Learn more http://www.Plasticsurgery4u.Com/procedure_folder/male_breast/.

In brief: Gynecomastia Options

The contour issue of breasts in men or gynecomastia bothers many, but some enjoy living with breasts.
Surgery is not "needed" unless there are medical issues present such as cancer or tumor causing breast growth. The options about gynecomastia are quite broad depending on problem. Learn more http://www.Plasticsurgery4u.Com/procedure_folder/male_breast/.
Dr. Michael Bermant
Dr. Michael Bermant
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Dr. Tom Pousti
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Possibly

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.

In brief: Possibly

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.
Dr. Tom Pousti
Dr. Tom Pousti
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Dr. Larry Nichter
Cosmetic Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Gynecomastia Surg

This is a subjective decision.
Typically liposuction is used to correct gynecomastia. If there is also a lot of loose skin often this is also removed. Occasionally if their is firm redundant breast tissue it is surgically removed. See a board certified plastic surgeon.

In brief: Gynecomastia Surg

This is a subjective decision.
Typically liposuction is used to correct gynecomastia. If there is also a lot of loose skin often this is also removed. Occasionally if their is firm redundant breast tissue it is surgically removed. See a board certified plastic surgeon.
Dr. Larry Nichter
Dr. Larry Nichter
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Dr. Richard Zienowicz
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

Gynecomastia is a benign condition that is not a health problem. Like a nose with a noticeable hump it is just another variable in human appearance.
People choose to change these features only if they are sufficiently bothered by them.

In brief: No

Gynecomastia is a benign condition that is not a health problem. Like a nose with a noticeable hump it is just another variable in human appearance.
People choose to change these features only if they are sufficiently bothered by them.
Dr. Richard Zienowicz
Dr. Richard Zienowicz
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

No. If you have benign gynecomastia, no further intervention is required unless you develops symptoms such as nipple discharge, breast pain, etc.
Careful monitoring is all that is needed and if any changes occur, then surgery may be needed then.

In brief: No

No. If you have benign gynecomastia, no further intervention is required unless you develops symptoms such as nipple discharge, breast pain, etc.
Careful monitoring is all that is needed and if any changes occur, then surgery may be needed then.
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
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