I'm 18 yrs old. Is this gynecomastia? (photo)

if this is gynecomastia ,how can i get rid of it. Also sometimes my left breast it hurts when i push it this started when i was 14-15 years old and now im 18 thank you in advance.

Doctor Answers 16

Gynecomastia

Yes you do have gynecomastia and ALS have tubular nipples - both would be corrected with excision

Dr Corbin


Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 59 reviews

Gynecomastia

This is gynecomastia, and it seems like it is mostly centralized underneath the nipple and areolar complex. The procedure to remove it really depends on if you have additional tissue above and beyond the area that is visible. The traditional approaches can include:
  1. Making a small incision around your areola and directly excising the tissue underneath there.
  2. Using liposuction to remove more fatty tissue from a greater region of the chest in addition to the areolar incision to remove breast tissue under the areola.
  3. Liposuction alone, but it may be difficult to remove the tissue underneath the areola, as this tissue is much denser than normal fatty tissue.
I would recommend having a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon. They will be able to answer many of your questions that you might have, and review some of the options in more detail.


Gynecomastia Concern at a Young Age

There are several common factors which contribute to gynecomastia. These include 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.

Particularly, Normal Gynecomastia is usually apparent in males between the ages of 12 to 15 years old. It is also common for older men 65 years old or more who experience a drop in their testosterone levels. #Normal Gynecomastia takes approximately one to two years to naturally regress on its own.

Adolescent Gynecomastia is hereditary and usually appears in 30% to 60% of boys between the ages of nine to fourteen. Many cases of adolescent gynecomastia resolve on its own as the boy grows into adulthood. Some with #Adolescent may choose to undergo surgery to correct the situation, this usually happens at the age of 18 or above. In severe cases in young boys, the physician and child development specialists will need to speak to the parents regarding the severity of the gynecomastia and if surgery is an option before the age of 18.

Jed H. Horowitz, MD, FACS
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 96 reviews

What is gynecomastia

GYNECOMASTIA = Breast Enlargement in Men, below are some basic information to know about the procedure and if it is for you:
Gynecomastia or breast enlargement in men can be corrected by a variety of plastic surgical techniques. This condition often creates a psychological poor self perception and many males of all ages do not take their shirts off because of this stigma. Candidates are men who have over-developed or enlarged breasts which may occur as the result of hormonal changes or hereditary conditions.
Candidates are healthy men, whose condition cannot be corrected through exercise, weight reduction or other non-surgical treatments. Appropriate preconditions for surgery are the stabilization of breast development (no further breast enlargement) and localized areas of excess breast tissue and fat.
Intended Result
The procedure intends to reduce the breast size and redundant breast tissue to enhance the contours of the chest. The surgery often reduces physical discomfort associated with the area, as well as physiological and emotional dissatisfaction with the area.
Procedure Description
General, Intravenous or local anesthesia are used for this procedure depending on the severity and type of procedure(s) selected by your plastic surgeon. It is performed on an outpatient basis. For males with very large breasts staged procedures (more than one procedure) may be required. For example, the first procedure may be liposuction, then several weeks to months later after skin contraction has occurred, a separate procedure is done to remove excess skin. By doing a staged procedure, often the final scars are less.
Oftentimes, specific types of liposuction cannulas are used and often in conjunction with direct removal of excess breast glandular tissue through small incisions for mild to moderate gynecomastia. Other specific techniques can reduce the areola when needed or reposition the nipple to create the appearance of a more natural contour.

Yes

Judging from your photos, it does appear that you have gynecomastia as well as tubular breasts. This can be corrected with male breast reduction surgery.

Is this gynecomastia

Yes you do have gynecomastia. Many young men develop breasts like yours in their teenage years, most of the time it will go away on its own within 1 to 2 years, for some it won't go away and would need to be removed surgically. Seek out a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon that specializes in male breast reduction. Be sure to view many before and after photos to see the type of work the surgeon does. Good luck!

Miguel Delgado, MD
San Francisco Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 68 reviews

Male breast reduction

Yes this is gynecomastia, you should seek a plastic surgeon in your area that specializes in male breast reduction to correct this it is a simple procedure removing the breast gland.

Is this gynecomastia?

Surgery is the only real option to reduce long-standing gynecomastia.

Find a board certified plastic surgeon who performs hundreds of body contouring procedures and male breast reductions each year. Then look at the plastic surgeon's website before and after photo galleries to get a sense of who can deliver the results.

Kenneth Hughes, MD

Los Angeles, CA

Is this gyneocomastia

Hello and thank you for your question.Judging by your photos you do have gynecomastia. Treatment of gynecomastia is with surgery that removes the excess fat and glandular tissues of the breasts. The areola can be reduced in size as well if necessary. I recommend that you see a board certified plastic surgeon in consultation to get more specific answers to your questions which can best be addressed after a thorough history and examination is performed.
Best of luck to you

Gynecomastia

Thank you for the pictures.

I do believe that you do suffer form some Gynecomastia, the great news is that you don't have to live with this problem an it can be gone in about 2 hours and go home on the same day.

Jaime Campos Leon, MD
Mexico Plastic Surgeon
4.4 out of 5 stars 243 reviews

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