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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

 

 

(FAQ) Male Breast Reduction | Reed Centre for Ambulatory Surgery | Miami

Dr. Reed, Interested in male breast reduction.  Have been recommended to you by my doctor. Ken Dear Ken, Male breast reduction for gynecomastia (AKA male boobs).  When the condition occurs on one side, very important to biopsy the tissue to exclude cancer.  Frequently this condition may occur with obesity as estrogens are made in male…Continue Reading

(FAQ) Gynecomastia | Dr. Harold M. Reed | The Reed Centre for Ambulatory Surgery

Gynecomastia Gynecomastia or enlargement of the male breast (“male boobs”) 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…Continue Reading

Micropigmentation used as a means of cosmetically correcting appearance of gynecomastia reduction

Below are posted some photos of work from Lanette Marie Scherr. Lanette Scherr  Artistic Solutions Permanent and Corrective Cosmetics 6601 S.W. 80th Street, Suite 201 Miami, Florida  33143  305-740-7100 artsolperm@aol.com www.LanetteScherr.com  Specializing in diminishment of Scars, Breasts and Other Disfigurements National Speaker on Advanced Medical Tattoo Procedures Member in Good Standing of the Society of…Continue Reading

FAQ | Gynecomastia (male breast enlargement) | Harold M. Reed | Miami

Dear Dr. Reed,  Am very uncomfortable going to the beach with prominent male boobs.  You call it gynecomastia, I call it embarrassing.  Can you give me an idea of what approach you’d recommend and your availability. James D. Dear James, Gynecomastia or male breast enlargement can be a reflection of obesity.  When men put on…Continue Reading

Gynecomastia | The Reed Centre for Urological Surgery | Miami

Dr, Reed, This is Nigel from the UK.  Have embarrassing male breast enlargement and have looked at before and after pictures on your web-site penisdoctor.com/before-after-gynecomastia  Can send you pictures of my male boobs.  How soon can you get me on the schedule?  How long do you recommend I stay in the Miami area. Nigel Good afternoon…Continue Reading

Gynecomastia recurrence, if originally fatty vs. glandular

as appearing in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery June 2017, Volume 41, Issue 3, pp 491–498 Long-Term Follow-up of Recurrence and Patient Satisfaction After Surgical Treatment of Gynecomastia A. Fricke G. M. Lehner G. B. Stark V. Penna .Department of Plastic and Hand SurgeryUniversity of Freiburg Medical Center, Faculty of MedicineFreiburgGermany Original Article Breast Surgery First Online: 09 March 2017 Received: 19 December 2016 Accepted: 10…Continue Reading

Help needed for a hidden (shrinking) penis

Dear Dr. Reed, My penis has gotten quite a bit smaller than it used to be.  Another urologist said I have a hidden, buried, or concealed penis. Very embarrassing.  Do you believe penile traction will pull it back out.  I was always a grower not a show-er.  But even given that, this is downright not…Continue Reading

Seeking correction of noticeable gynecomastia (male boobs)

Dear Dr. Reed, I am uncomfortable on the beach or even wearing polo or tee shirts.  My male boobs cause people to do a double take.  But can see this in a mirror as well.  Arnie Dear Arnie, Enhanced male breast growth (gynecomastia) can be caused by being overweight.  The reason being the chest area is…Continue Reading