Is it possible to confuse the pectoralis for glandular tissue? (Photo)
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Is it possible to confuse the pectoralis for glandular tissue?
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Feeling one's pectoralis muscle
Your photo reveals significant gynecomastia, which is always a combination of fat and gland tissue.
Reccomment losing as much weight as possible, exercising, and then a consultation with an expert in gynecomastia surgery.
Elliot W. Jacobs, MD, FACS
New York City
Breast tissue vs muscle
Consult with a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon to Determine
According to official statistics, 36% of adult young men and 57% of older #adult men in the United States have this medical condition in one of the four grades. About 200,000 to 3 million cases of #gynecomastia are being reported every single year. So if you have #breast #enlargement and you feel you're an exception, please understand that 1 in 3 young adult #men and 1 in 2 older adult men are just like you and have breast enlargement.
There are three types of surgical treatment options available that treat gynecomastia. Your board-certified plastic surgeon will recommend the type best suited for you. The most important decision to be made before performing any surgical procedure is determining whether you are an ideal candidate. Weight, and more specifically body mass index (BMI), need to be considered when deciding.
Consulting with a board-certified plastic surgeon is highly suggested in order to determine if you are a surgery candidate and what treatments are best for you.
Thanks for the post and photo. What you are feeling is excess breast and fatty tissue. Based on your photo you have gynecomastia. Once you feel you have reached your goal weight seek out a board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in gynecomastia surgery.
Feeling the pec muscle
All the best,
Talmage Raine MD FACS
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