Do I have a gynacomastia or man boobs? (photos)
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Is this gynecomastia?
Do I have a gynacomastia or man boobs?
If you feel a mass under the nipple by pinching the tissues between your thumb and index, you are probably palpating a glandular gynecomastia tissue. The treatment includes direct excision and lipo.
Seek a plastic surgeon with specialty training in #gynecomastia surgery, has great photos, and is an expert in male breast reduction.
Determining If You Have 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.
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. Weight, and more specifically body mass index (BMI), need to be considered when deciding.
Consulting with a board-certified plastic surgeon is highly suggested in order to determine if you are a surgery candidate and what treatments are best for you.
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Often patients interchange the terms "Gynecomastia" and "Man Boobs"
Sometimes with excess weight men can have fatty enlargement around the breasts which mimics gynecomastia. Weight loss will often help shrink the volume of the breasts if it is indeed fatty tissue excess. However if it is dense firm breast tissue under the nipple/areola this will not resolve with weight loss and usually requires surgical removal, often combined with ultrasound/vaser liposuction.
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