Is this gynecomastia? (Photo)

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About Gynecomastia & Surgery Candidates

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The male breast is composed of glandular tissue and fatty tissue. An excess in either type of tissue can cause the chest to take on the look of gynecomastia. Gynecomastia can affect #men of all different body types. There are different types of #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.

Is that gynecomastia?

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Increased breast fullness in a male can be called gynecomastia.  It can usually be treated with liposuction or with a combination of liposuction and direct excision (cutting out the extra tissue using a small incision around part of the areola).

Probable gynecomastia.

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It looks as though you do indeed have gynecomastia. 90% of men that developed the condition can be treated by liposuction alone. Physical examination will be necessary to determine this.

Is this gynecomastia?

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Thank you for the question and picture. Accurate diagnosis would necessitate physical examination. It IS important to differentiate gynecomastia ( excess breast tissue) from lipomastia ( otherwise known as pseudo-gynecomastia or excess adipose tissue of chest wall). Treatment will differ depending on diagnosis. My best suggestion: seek consultation with board-certified plastic surgeons who can demonstrate significant experience achieving the types of outcomes you will be pleased with. You may find the attached link helpful to you as you learn more. Best wishes.

Gynecomastia Salem, OR

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From your pictures it look like gynecomastia,
How should I choose a surgeon?
Selecting a surgeon is as important a choice as the decision to undergo surgery. Choose carefully only a board certified PLASTIC SURGEON. The decision is yours. What follows is some advice to assist in making your selection.
1. Experience matters. Choosing a surgeon who has performed over one thousand gynecomastia cases 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 a surgeon displays, the better. Pay attention not just to the number of pictures, but whether the surgeon is confident enough to show multiple angles of the same patient.
3. Gynecomastia surgery Reviews matter. Have patients reviewed your surgeon? Did those patients undergo the surgery you are considering?
4. Expertise matters. Is your surgeon recognized by the profession as an authority in the field? Are they certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery? Have they authored books or medical journal articles regarding your surgery?
We hope these guidelines are of assistance when you are selecting your surgeon. When undergoing surgery, it is very important to be realistic about your expectations. Past results are not a guarantee of future results. Also, revision surgery tends to be significantly more difficult than initial surgery.

Gynecomastia ?

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Thank you for your question and photo. It is not possible to tell for certain if you have gynecomastia or not by a picture. However, your regular doctor should be able to tell you by doing a brief examination. If you do decide to have something done, by sure to seek out a board certified Plastic Surgeon. Best of luck. 

Steven L. Robinson, MD
Columbus Plastic Surgeon

Gynecomastia?

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Thanks for your photo and it is hard to tell if you truly have gynecomastia from photo.  I would consult with board certified plastic surgeon who can examine you and tell if you have this condition and if you are a candidate for surgery. 

Is this gynecomastia? (Photo)

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You ask a very good question.  Your photo does not appear to show gynecomastia.  However, it is difficult to say with certainty from just one photo and just one view of your right chest.  If you are concerned about gynecomastia, you should either visit your primary care doctor or a Plastic Surgeon.  Basically, you need a doctor to examine you in person.

Gynecomastia can be quite normal in certain age groups, most commonly prepubescent and pubescent young men.  It typically disappears.  In some cases, which we as Plastic Surgeons see, it does not go away and it may need surgery to correct the issue.  I hope this helps!

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