How Do I Know If I Have Gynecomastia?
Gynecomastia is characterized by an enlargement of breast tissue in boys and men. Though gynecomastia typically affects males at the onset of puberty, the condition can develop at any age. In some cases, gynecomastia that coincides with puberty will resolve on its own. However, in many instances, an excess of breast tissue and fat accumulation in the chest persists in spite of diet and exercise efforts. The exact cause of gynecomastia is not always known, but factors that can contribute […]
What Is the Difference Between Gynecomastia and Pseudogynecomastia?
In some cases, the symptoms of gynecomastia may be misleading. Not all boys and men who have overly large breasts have true gynecomastia—a condition characterized by the development of excess glandular breast tissue. Some instances of overdeveloped breasts may be the result of accumulated fatty tissue instead. This condition, which in many ways mimics gynecomastia, is known as pseudogynecomastia. Visiting a board-certified plastic surgeon and determining the cause of enlarged male breasts is essential for selecting the best treatment plan. […]