Do I have gyno? Or is this fat? (photos)
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Who is a Gynecomastia Surgery Candidate
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 in person, is highly suggested in order to determine if you are a surgery candidate and what treatments are best for you.
May be a combination
Do I have gyno? Or is this fat?
Kenneth Hughes, MD
Beverly Hills, CA
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Thank you for your question. You may have a little excess fat and breast tissue. An in-person exam with a board certified Plastic Surgeon will be the best way to find out.
An excess growth of breast tissue cannot be reduced with weight/fat loss so it may be a good idea for you to lose the excess weight you have first and see if you note an improvement to the breast area with weight loss alone.
Gynecomastia affects all shapes and sizes of men- slim ones as well. The surgical techniques used to address this can be quite simple and relatively minor. I recommend that you book your in-person consultation with a Plastic Surgeon who specialises in this procedure and find out about your options.
All the best
Do I Have Gynecomastia?
Thanks for the post and photos. The best way to determine whether you have true gynecomastia is with a physical examination. I recommend to all of my patient to be at a healthy weight that they can maintain long term prior to surgery. If you aren't at that weight now, I recommend getting to that weight and seeing the effect on your chest. If you have excess breast tissue, it won't change with weight loss and that requires surgery. If you get down to a good weight and your chest still feels as if it is full, then excision, liposuction, or both may be an option.
Gyno vs fat
Gyno or fat
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