Gyno or Pseudogyno? How To Find Out If You Have This By Yourself?

how to find out if you have gyno or pseudogyno, by yourself? would appreciate a step by step method (if possible).

Doctor Answers 4

True or pseudo gynecomastia

Pseudogynecomastia is excess fat while true gynecomastia is excess glandular tissue. Your surgeon can check which you have in a physical examination. Generally, this involves pinching the skin on your chest. Fat is far softer than glandular tissue. 

Toronto Plastic Surgeon
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Gyno or Pseudogyno?

Hi iamnotadoctor,

Thanks for the post. True gynecomastia is due to excess glandular tissue. This typically this feels firm and is located under the areola but can also extend outside the borders of the areola based on how much there is. Pseudogynecomastia typically feels softer than breast tissue because it is fatty tissue excess.  The main difference between the two is that excess gland tissue can only be reduced surgically whereas excess fatty tissue may be able to be reduced with diet and exercise. 


Dr. Dadvand

Babak Dadvand, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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Gynecomastia versus psedogynecomastia

1.Hard lump under the nipple is usually gynecomastia.

2.Soft tissue usually indicte psudo,..

3.A mass under the nipple with low body fat content (like body builders) is usually real gynecomastia.

4.A soft lump under the the eintire breast in an overweight or obese person may be  pseudogynecomastia .  

5.The best way is to see a board certified plastic surgeon with vast experience in gynecomastia surgery (See their web site for before and after pictures)

Mordcai Blau, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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Both gynecomastia and pseudogynecomastia can be corrected.


I am not sure that you can do this yourself, but why does it matter?  If you have fullness in your chest ("breasts") that embarrasses you, it can be corrected.

George J. Beraka, MD (retired)
Manhattan Plastic Surgeon
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