Gynecomastia is abnormal male breast enlargement. I am convinced that there are a tremendous amount of guys that have this and that it is a bit of a "little dirty secret" that is either under diagnosed or insufficiently addressed by the medical community at large. Guys with gynecomastia are affected because they feel self consious about the appearance of their chest. It can be mild or severe and the reaction is still the same. Most cases of gynecomastia simply happen without a known cause (idiopathic), while some have a real cause like hormonal imbalances caused by physiologic disorders, tumors or side effects from medicines. True gynecomastia will feel like a firm thickness when squeezing the breast tissue. It tends to look worse the more lean the guy gets through diet and exercise. for body builders it tends to hide the definition of the lower border of the pectoralis muscle. There is also pseudo-gynecomastia which is primarily due to fat. Losing weight in these cases will improve the appearance but most the time the guy cannot loose enough weight to be completely satisfied. The irony is that correction is fairly easy with a quick recovery and excellent chances of a permanent and complete correction. If you think you might have gynecomastia the best thing is to be evaluated by a surgeon who specializes in this type of surgery. Good luck.
How to identify it is gynecomastia or fat breast?
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Who is a Gynecomastia Surgery Candidate
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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It is usually a mixed situation, that is both Fat and Gland Hypertrophy are present. The fat feels quite soft and the glands feels quite firm. Your Surgeon can easily tell the differences. If you have very low body fat then the likelyhood is that most of the swelling is because of the glands.
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Gynevomastia as a fat or gland problem?
How should I choose a surgeon?
Selecting a surgeon is as important a choice as the decision to undergo surgery. Choose carefully. 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. 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.
Is it gynecomastia or fat breast?
there is always gland present and just the composition of the fat and gland varies.
more importantly the only indication for correction is if you are worried about the present shape of the chest.
most of the time the procedure is essentially the same.(liposuction and gland excision)
Best of luck
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