Do I have gynecomastia? (Photo)
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Do you have gynecomastia?
Healthy male patients with excess breast tissue or unwanted breast development who have no underlying breast disease.Men who desire improved physical and aesthetic appearance should have realistic expectations based on their condition and the procedure performed. You should meet with a board certified plastic surgeon to be able to get a formal diagnosis and to be able to decide on a course of treatment if necessary.
About Gynecomastia and the Treatment Options
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.
Do I have gynecomastia?
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"The above answer has been given without seeing this patient and cannot be substituted for actual in-person examination and medical advice; it is only opinion. Seek in-person treatment with a trained medical professional for appropriate care."
Dr. Jaime Campos-Leon
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
Hello. Thanks for your question and photo. By looking at your photo and not examining you in person, it does seem that you have excess male chest and breast tissue--gynecomastia. There is a surgical treatment for this--liposuction and removing breast tissue. I would first, however, recommend weight loss. Patients do much better with an elective plastic surgery procedure when they are closest to their ideal weight. Based on your photo, it seems likely that you would need to have some skin cut and tightened. This would best be done at a safe and sustainable weight. I hope this helps and I wish you the best!
Do i have gynecomastia?
Would strongly recommend you consult a plastic sureon in your area who has significant interest and demonstrated expertise in the treatment of gynecomastia. And, if there is no-one in your neighborhood, consider traveling for such expertise.
For further info, check out my website (captioned below) which is solely devoted to gynecomastia.
Elliot W. Jacobs, MD, FACSNew York City
Dr. Dan Krochmal
MAE Plastic Surgery
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