Gynocomastia on right side only.

I have gynocomastia since i was 15 . Now i am 18 years n i am 51 kg , my hight is 168cm. At start right side is little bigger than left but now right is auper bigger than left. Its aoo embarresing. But i am still going to swimming pool with friends n shown on public. It is still.growing. Im afraid that it will grown bigger n bigger what can i do ??? Doctor always told me that wait until 20 i cant wait till that.

Doctor Answers 7

Male Breast Asymmetry

Breast #asymmetry is the condition when both breasts are not equal in size. In men, gynecomastia can include only one or both breasts. #Unilateral gynecomastia occurs when only one breast is larger due to gynecomastia, while the other breast is typically normal in both size and shape. #Bilateral asymmetry occurs when gynecomastia is present in both breasts, although each to a different degree. The amount of glandular tissue can affect the size, shape, and location on the chest wall of the enlarged area, the size of the areolas, and protrusion and diameter of the nipples.

Unequal or unilateral gynecomastia is not an uncommon condition. It is more significant when there are very noticeable differences between the two breasts. Usually, the degree of difference between the two breasts is not severe. Through a study of his patients, however, more than 80% of male breasts are not symmetrical, but the severity varies greatly from patient to patient. Patients should take this into consideration while examining their chests prior to surgery.

In addition to correcting the difference between breast sizes, the #areola often shrinks when #gynecomastia excision is performed. In more pronounced cases, the areola may even be larger. When the glandular tissue is removed, the areola #symmetry may improve.
The conditions that make up #asymmetry can often be corrected to some degree. It is very individual and varies for each patient. Every prospective surgical candidate should discuss this condition with an experienced plastic surgeon prior to surgery. The plastic surgeon’s role is to educate each individual patient as to the possible degree of improvement that can be realistically achieved in his particular case.

Orange County Plastic Surgeon
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Unilateral Gynecomastia Can Occur

I have certainly seen cases of unilateral gynecomastia, but it is
much more common to see bilateral male breast enlargement, with one side bigger
than the other.   Most likely, this is the case with you.  If you have had this
condition for 3 years, you will likely require surgery to correct it.

David F. Pratt, MD
Kirkland Plastic Surgeon
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Gynecomastia can occur on one side only.  An experienced plastic surgeon can determine if you can have a procedure to address it now or wait.

Adam L. Basner, MD
Baltimore Plastic Surgeon
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Gynecomastia On One Side Only

Thank you for your question.

One sided Gynecomastia is certainly not uncommon but other problems may need to be ruled out. Please see an experienced Board Certified Plastic Surgeon who can help you with this issue. Gynecomastia can easily be taken care of surgically but there is no hurry. Other problems, if present may need to be taken care of by your surgeon.

All The Best!

Ajaya Kashyap, MD
India Plastic Surgeon
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Gynaecomastia on right side only!!

Hi Marichman,
Having a chest enlargement on one side alone is not unusual.
the only indication as far as gynaecomastia surgery is concerned is if you are worried about the shape and 18 years is a good age to get it corrected if you are really concerened

Karthik Ram, MRCS, DNB
India Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 50 reviews

Unilateral gynecomastia

How should I choose a surgeon?
Choose carefully. The decision is yours. Advice to assist in making your selection.
1. Experience matters. Choosing a surgeon increases the likelihood that they have seen a case similar to yours in the past. Selecting a surgeon whose practice is focused on gynecomastia exclusively is also an indicator of experience.
2. Results matter. The more before-and-after pictures, the better. Pay attention whether the surgeon is confident enough to show multiple angles of the same patient.
3.Only gynecomastia Reviews matter.
4. Expertise matters. Is your surgeon recognized by the profession as an authority in the field? Have they authored books or medical journal articles regarding your surgery?
Be realistic about your expectations. Also, revision surgery tends to be significantly more difficult than initial surgery.

Mordcai Blau, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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 having the problem on one side only or one side more than the other is not at all unusual.18 is not an unrealistic age to have the surgery performed. Get a good consultation with the local plastic surgeon who does the operation regularly.should work out well for you. Good luck.

Sherwood Baxt, MD
Paramus Plastic Surgeon
3.8 out of 5 stars 25 reviews

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