Is this fat or gynecomastia? (photo)
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Is it Gynecomastia
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.
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.
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.
Mostly glandular tisse
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Fat or Gland
it looks like combination of both . But whatever it is , treatment is only surgery. It is easily correctable problem and day care surgery .You can resume your office work on third day.
All the best,
Fat or gynaecomastia
In general fat is soft and gynaecomastia is firmer and can be tender. Fat can be removed by liposuction. Gynaecomastia is glandular breast tissue which is much tougher than fat and usually needs to be removed by surgical excision.
Sometimes there is an element of extra glandular tissue and fat. In this case it is a matter of professional judgement as to whether liposuction will be sufficient.
If your breast feels soft I would anticipate that it could at least be improved with liposuction. If the your breasts are firmer and if the enlargement is recent then it is more likely to be gynaecomastia. Although gynaecomastia frequently does not appear to have a cause it can be due to medical problems which can be serious. Gynaecomastia should be assessed by a physician/surgeon.
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