How Do I Know if I Have Gynecomastia?

Enlarged breasts are a common problem for many men, one that is often the cause of lowered self-esteem and other serious concerns. The excess tissue in the area can be glandular tissue, fatty tissue, or a combination of the two. This disorder is usually characterized as gynecomastia or pseudo-gynecomastia. The diagnosis will help determine the best treatment and whether male breast reduction or non-surgical techniques will be the most effective. During your initial consultation, Dr. Neal Goldberg will evaluate the area and discuss what can be done to address the issue. Together, you and he will develop a customized treatment plan to optimize your results.

Gynecomastia refers to the state of having excess breast tissue in the male chest. There can also be excess fatty tissue; however, if only fat deposits are found, this condition is called pseudo-gynecomastia. In the latter case, diet and exercise may be able to reduce the appearance of enlarged breasts. In the former case, surgery is typically the most effective approach. Liposuction and excision are treatment options that can be used to restore the chest to a more traditionally masculine and flatter look. Some of the factors that can contribute to the development of breast tissue include genetics, hormonal imbalance, and taking certain medications or drugs. Dr. Goldberg will help identify the some factors that can lead to the issue to provide the best possible care and a lasting outcome.

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