Is this a serious case of gyno? (photos)
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Gynecomastia at 22 y.o after weight loss
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Serious case of gynecomastia?
The arms up view appears to indicate your gynecomastia is due to skin excess and fat excess---no diet and
exercise can destroy a fat cell once created.
The question is can you be treated non-operatively or do you require surgery?
Only a thorough examination will dictae your best option.
Hope this helps.
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Mild to moderate gynecomastia
Most gynecomastia improves somewhat with weight loss.
Clearly, you are at a very low BMI.
Considering that this may be as far as you can get with weight loss, you may be a candidate for surgery.
Talk to an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon to see what your options are.
Best of luck,
Mats Hagstrom, M.D.
Is this a serious case of gyno?
Thank you for the question and pictures. Accurate diagnosis would necessitate physical examination. It IS important to differentiate gynecomastia ( excess breast tissue) from lipomastia ( otherwise known as pseudo-gynecomastia or excess adipose tissue of chest wall). Treatment will differ depending on diagnosis. My best suggestion: seek consultation with board-certified plastic surgeons who can demonstrate significant experience achieving the types of outcomes you will be pleased with. You may find the attached link helpful to you as you learn more. Best wishes.
Is this a serious case of gyno
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