Gynecomastia or chest fat? (Photo)
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Consult with a Board Certified Surgeon to Better Determine
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.
Gynecomastia or chest fat?
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.
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Gynecomastia Surgery or Liposuction for Male Breast Enlargement ?
With excess breast tissue and skin, you will need direct skin excisions. In general, the scars are very short and are barely noticeable after six months, especially in patients with no predisposition to aggressive scarring.
On the other hand, a male breast that appears enlarge and soft--almost like a woman's--may have some excess fat. In this situation, liposuction or fat removal is enough to correct the appearance with the use of hollowed steel tube that suctions the fat.
Liposuction scars are very tiny that you need to take a closer look just to see the "faded dot."
Of course, the only way to make an accurate diagnosis is through personal consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon who performs gynecomastia surgery regularly.
Hope that helps.
I appreciate your concern, but physical exam would be helpful. However, your photo demonstrates possibly mild Gynecomastia which is usually treated by liposuction alone. The scars are small and well hidden. Insurance may or may not cover it, depends on your policy. Check out the link below to an article I wrote about Gynecomastia, as you may find it helpful. Seek out a board certified plastic surgeon in your area, good luck!
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