Question: What options do I have to treat my “man boobs”? Dr. Kenkel answers: Gynecomastia or “an increased size of the male breast” is a common disorder that we see frequently in our practice. Up to 70% of adolescent boys have gynecomastia during puberty. The vast majority of these resolve within 2 years without any treatment. There are many causes … Read More
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Question: What are the options removing unwanted male breast tissue (gynecomastia)? What is the recovery time? Dallas plastic surgeon Dr. Kenkel answers: Gynecomastia can occur in young, middle-aged, and older men due to a number of things. It is most commonly due to weight changes or persistent breast tissue growth during puberty but can be due to medications among other … Read More
I am a 32 year old man with a slim build and am happy with how I look, until I take my shirt off. I am self-conscious when I go to the pool or lake because I feel like everyone is staring at my chest. I have heard that men can have male breasts, lately it seems to be getting worse. What can I do Dr. Kenkel?
Gynecomastia or male breast enlargement is very common during adolescence. The majority of men go on to “grow” out of it. In some, there may be persistence of breast tissue into adult life. In others, breast fullness may be a result of fatty tissue accumulating there. Treatment may involve liposuction with or without a small incision to remove persistent firm … Read More