What chances of redevelopment of breast tissue after surgery?

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The Causes of Gynecomastia & the Lasting Effects of Treatment

The male breast is composed of glandular tissue and fatty tissue. An excess in either type of tissue can cause the chest to take on the look of gynecomastia. Gynecomastia can affect #men of all different body types. There are different types of #gynecomastia.Several common factors can cause gynecomastia including excessive levels of #estrogen, natural #hormone changes, use of recreational drugs or alcohol, medications and their associated side effects, and, various health conditions. Also, there are different types of #gynecomastia. 
Therefore, weight gain, steroid use,recreational drug use and have hormonal conditions can contribute to a return of gynecomastia regardless of previous surgical removal and treatments.


Orange County Plastic Surgeon
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Breast tissue redevelopment

Thank you for your question.  After the male breast reduction procedure with excision of glandular tissue, it is unlikely to grow back.

All the best,

Dr. Results
Miami, FL

Gynecomastia excision

Thank you for the question and if excision is performed there is very little to no likelihood of recurrence.  That is not the case with liposuction alone.

Dr. Corbin

Frederic H. Corbin, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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Gynecomastia

Once the tissue is removed it is extremely unlikely to grow back.  Best of luck with your decision to move forward.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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What chances of redevelopment of breast tissue after surgery?

Thank you for your question.

In the absence of Endocrine problems, large fluctuations in weight and anabolic steroid use, it is quite unlikely to have more glands form after surgery. 



All The Best !

Ajaya Kashyap, MD
India Plastic Surgeon
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