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Male breast enlargement, gynecomastia or “male boobs”

Dr. Reed,  I have male breast enlargement, gynecomastia or “male boobs“.  Embarrassed to wear even a tee shirt!  Is this easy to correct?  Eddie

Dear Eddie,

Male breast enlargement, gynecomastia or “male boobs” is a condition often associated with being overweight.  2 factors are involved…  you have additional subcutaneous fat all over your body, but also fat stores in men make estrogen, and estrogens causes enlargement of male breasts.  See if dieting helps.

Gynecomastia or enlargement of the male breast may produce an unwanted feminizing appearance. This is typically caused by an increase in stromal (connective) and ductal tissue, however a serious underlying cause should
always be considered. The incidence of occurrence in naval military exams is about 8 in 100,000. Gynecomastia is noted normally to some degree in pubescence with incidence as high as 65% in boys aged 14 to 15 years. By
late teens this finding lessens to 7.7%. Cosmetic surgeons consider 3 grades:

I. a button of extra tissue under the areola (the pigmented area
surrounding the nipple)

II. diffuse enlargement with indistinct peripheral margins.

III. further mass effect with excessive skin involvement.

Many cases of gynecomastia can be treated with liposuction techniques. Generally speaking only large cases with excessive non-elastic skin, or dense fibrous growth require open excision.  Please see our web-site penisdoctor.com/before-after-gynecomastia for before and after pictures of gynecomastia.

Cordially,

Harold M. Reed, M.D.
The Reed Centre for Ambulatory Surgery | Miami
1-305-865-2000

Before picture of gynecomastia (male chest enlargement, male boobs)

After picture of gynecomastia (male chest enlargement, male boobs), right side

After picture of gynecomastia (male chest enlargement, male boobs), left side

Before picture of gynecomastia

Before picture of gynecomastia, patient had liposuction and open removal of adenomatous (glandular) breast mass

 

 

Is buried penis surgery penile enlargement?

Dr. Reed, Is buried penis surgery penile enlargement surgery?  Marvin Dear Marvin, A buried, concealed or hidden penis (different terms meaning the same thing) can be a congenial situation or an acquired situation, which is noted usually in mid-age as an individual gains weight.  The implication in the latter is that your true penile length is…Continue Reading

Penile enlargement

Dr. Reed, Do you perform penile enlargement?  Russ Dear Russ, Men seeking penile enlargement should be aware of normal penile lengths (differs for Orientals – about 5 to 5/12″, Caucasians, about 5 1/2″ and Afro-Americas about 6″.  Frankly we do more penile enlargement revision surgery than primary surgery.  Perhaps, body enhancement is the primary reason men seek penile enlargement, not…Continue Reading

Penile enlargement

Dr. Reed, Do you perform penile enlargement?  Russ Dear Russ, Men seeking penile enlargement should be aware of normal penile lengths (differs for Orientals – about 5 to 5/12″, Caucasians, about 5 1/2″ and Afro-Americas about 6″.  Frankly we do more penile enlargement revision surgery than primary surgery.  Perhaps, body enhancement is the primary reason men…Continue Reading

Had a neonatal circumcision and the rim of the glans does not show on the underside

Dr. Reed, Had a neonatal circumcision and the rim of the glans does not show on the underside.  Is it possible it was removed or needs to be exposed?  Calvin Dear Calvin, The most common reason fo the rim of th glans not showing is called penile synechia or fusion of the foreskin to the glans…Continue Reading

Penis Enlargement: Does It Work?

Dr. Reed, Penis Enlargement: Does It Work? Douglas Dear Douglas,  Depends on what techniques (surgical and non-surgical) are being used.  If you visit our web-site  penisdoctor.com/before-after-penile-enlargement  I think you’ll see some very credible before and after pictures of penis enlargement results. Please be assured that average erect penile length for a Caucasian man is about 5 1/2″,…Continue Reading

Shock wave therapy for erectile dysfunction (ED)

While not FDA approved, Urology Times has had a succession of articles on penile shock wave therapy for erectile dysfunction (ED), using 1/10th the amount normally used for urinary calculus breakup (lithotripsy).  Even if not completely successful those patients in whom PDE-5 inhibitors (Viagra, Cialis, Levitra) has not worked can now use them effectively.   The…Continue Reading

Best treatment for phimosis

Dr. Reed, Have serious phimosis.  Unable to retract my foreskin over my head.  I am 24 and worried.  What is the best ways to manage this and any alternatives?  I am very nervous.  Roger Dear Roger, Phimosis is a normal situation for newborns and by the time a man reaches 18 years of age, only 3%…Continue Reading

Can you treat Fordyce spots when you do my adult circumcision

Dr. Reed,  Can you treat Fordyce spots when you do my adult circumcision?  Carlos Dear Carlos, Fordyce spots (also termed Fordyce granules are visible sebaceous glands that are present in most individuals. They appear on the genitals and/or on the face and in the mouth. They appear as small, painless, raised, pale, red or white spots or bumps 1 to 3 mm in diameter…Continue Reading

Where can I see a gallery of adult circumcision before and after pics

Dr. Reed,  Where can I see a gallery of adult circumcision before and after pics?  Earl Dear Earl,  The best web-sites are from urologists who do lots and lots of circumcisions.  We have done about 8,000 adult circumcisions.  We give the patient a choice of 4 circumcision styles.  Remove or do not remove the frenulum,…Continue Reading