Author Topic: any hope for me?  (Read 2056 times)

Offline adb7

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I've had gyne for about 3-4 years now, and im nearly 18, do u think that this problem will ever go away naturally after having it for so long? or is surgery my only option to remove them?

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Offline Dr. Elliot Jacobs

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If your gyne has been stable for 3-4 years, then no amount of diet, exercise or hormonal treatment will be of help.  Surgery would be your best and most direct answer.  However, there is no rush for surgery -- you can wait and observe for as long as you wish in the hope that it might disappear spontaneously.  Hint:  it won't.

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Hello adb7,
Glandular tissue after puberty is unlikely to go away. As Dr. Jacobs pointed out, surgical removal is necessary IF the amount of glandular tissue you have is unacceptable. I realize the thought of surgery seems so "over the top". These forums are excellent at pointing out that you are not alone. Remember, ALL men have some glandular tissue. Gynecomastia, simply is an excess of this NORMAL glandular tissue. The first thing you should do is to determine whether or not your situation is something you feel comfortable living with. If it is not than know that there IS a way out and it can be taken care of at your convenience. There is no rush. It will not make a difference whether it is removed in 2 months or 2 years. The upside is that by removing the glandular tissue you can be reasonably assured that it will not come back. The key is to have it done by a board certified plastic surgeon who specializes in gynecomastia surgery. While I (and the other prominent plastic surgeons on this site) often have patients fly in for this surgery, it is much more convenient for you to have it done by someone local to you - assuming there is a dedicated gynecomastia plastic surgeon close to you. The problem is that gynecomastia correction is technically demanding and most plastic surgeons do not perform it on a regular basis.
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