If I have a gynecomastia breast reduction for men, are the results permanent, or can the man boobs grow back?
Can Man Boobs Grow Back After Gynecomastia?
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Return of Gynecomastia after Surgery
When the Gynecomastia is real Glandular tissue,and the excision is adequate there is only a tiny chance it will reocurre after surgery.When fatty tissue is invoved weight gain may slighly incease the breast size=Peudo-Gynecomastia
Can man boobs grow back after gynecomastia
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Man Boobs Can Grow Back in Some Cases
The good news is that the great majority of cases of gynecomastia that occur in the U.S. are known as "idiopathic" gynecomastia, meaning that the actual cause for the breast enlargement is unknown. In these cases there is no obvious cause for the gynecomastia condition such as medications, marijuana use or Androgenic steroid abuse. Also there are no associated signs or symptoms such as underdeveloped testicles, abnormal blood hormone levels or other findings. Effective treatment of idiopathic gynecomastia is usually permanent with no recurrence of the condition.
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Can male breasts return after surgical removal?
It's possible but not typical
Re-Growth Following Male Breast Reduction is Unusual
It’s unusual for patients to experience re-growth of breast tissue following surgical correction of gynecomastia. Even though re-growth is rare, it can occasionally occur and this may be for a variety of reasons.
It’s important to realize that when breast tissue is removed during surgery, some breast tissue and fat is always left behind. This residual breast tissue can be impacted by weight gain, hormonal imbalance, marijuana, alcohol, steroids, and a variety of drugs.
For these reasons, recurrent gynecomastia should be carefully evaluated to determine its cause. This may require consultation with an endocrinologist. In most cases, correction of the underlying cause will address the problem, but occasionally revisional surgery may be necessary. If recurrence of gynecomastia occurs, it’s important to discuss the problem with your plastic surgeon.
Although this problem is unusual, your surgeon should be able to make an appropriate recommendation.
Can gynecomastia recur?
Gynecomastia which arises during puberty, does not typically recur after surgical correction in the absence of other inciting causes. If there is a significant fatty component, post-operative weight gain might result in some recurrence. If the condition arose from use of medication or anabolic steroids, further use could lead to recurrence.
Male breasts returning after treatment for gynecomastia
most men have breast tissue and or fatty tissue removed to "reduce" the breasts. If you gain weight or if the breast tissue was not removed, you may see the breasts reappear. If any other stimulant is being used, like steroids, you may also see the breasts reappear. For most men, the breasts do not return.
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