Is it gyno or pseudo gyno? (photo)

i am 27 years old 6ft height my weight is 170 lbs, my question is .. is it gyno or pseudo gyno and can i cure it by reducing fat from all over body? please do answer since i am feeling shy to go to a hospital..

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The Different Types of Gynecomastia & Treatment

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.

Normal Gynecomastia is usually apparent in boy between the ages of 12 to 15 years old and older men 65 years old or more who experience a drop in their testosterone levels. This type of Gynecomastia takes about one to two years to regress on its own.
Pure Glandular Gynecomastia is seen more commonly in body builders and is caused by steroid use. Surgical removal of the gland is required for treatment.
Adult Gynecomastia – Fat deposits are apparent in the glandular tissue. This type of gynecomastia is the most common. Doctors may recommend surgery for treatment of the condition.
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 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.
Assymetric or Unilateral Gynecomastia appears in either one or both breasts at different degrees. In many cases one breast appears larger than the other. Surgery is a common treatment for this type of gynecomastia.
Pseudo-Gynecomastia is composed of adipose tissue instead of glandular tissue. This type of gynecomastia can be treated with diet, liposuction or surgery
Severe Gynecomastia commonly affects those who have lost skin elasticity at an older age and those who have been obese or overweight at one point in their life and lost weight may have saggy skin and breasts that are severely enlarged. Surgery is the recommended treatment for severe gynecomastia.

The excision technique is used on cases of #gynecomastia where excess skin and glandular breast tissue must be removed and the areola or nipple needs reduction and repositioning to create a natural looking appearance. The incision patterns are determined by the specific condition of the patient. The doctor will recommend this procedure which combines the liposuction technique and excision technique to create a natural look. Patients are given specific instructions for the recovery period. 

Men who suffer from large #areolas may notice that after breast surgery, the skin of the chest muscles will tighten, causing the areolas to tighten and diminish in size. This is a result of the removal of glandular and/or adipose tissue.

The most important decision to be made before performing any surgical procedure is determining whether you are an ideal #candidate.

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Is it gyno or pseudo gyno?

It appears to by gynecomastia but a thorough exam will be able to give you a more accurate diagnosis. There are many different options to treat gynecomastia and consulting with a board certified plastic surgeon will allow you to decide what is best for you.

Gyno or Pseudo

Looks like gynecomastia. Pseudogynecomastia is usually from excess skin or fat. With gynecomastia, you may feel some firmness under the nipple. A board-certified plastic surgeon could take a better look. Take a close look to see if you may be on any supplements that alter your hormone levels, such as over the counter sports supplements. You look pretty lean, so futher weight loss is unlikely to help. Good luck!

Jeffrey Gusenoff, MD
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Is it gyno or pseudo gyno? (photo)

Thank You for your question. There are many surgical treatment options for gynecomastia that range from liposuction to direct excision of the tissue. I recommend that you make an appointment to visit with a board certified plastic surgeon to discuss all of your surgical options.


Only by in person examination will you have the proper diagnosis and appropriate treatment options. See a plastic surgeon for proper private exam and diagnosis

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Is it gyno or pseudo gyno?

There does appear to be gynecomastia, but an exam would be necessary to confirm. Find a plastic surgeon with ELITE credentials 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.

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