Diagnosis of Gynecomastia is mostly by clinical examination by the surgeon. However, in rare cases some blood tests, X-ray or other investigations may be needed.
In some cases of Unilateral Gynecomastia, mammograms may be required.
The diagnosis of Gynecomastia is usually straightforward. However, the doctors at VITAL CLINIC will want to be sure that your Man breast swelling is Gynecomastia / Gyno or the Male breast enlargement because there are certain conditions which may appear like this. Most of these can be excluded by a physical examination by the doctors. Some may require further investigation.
Breast Abscess (mastitis)
Fatty breast tissue
Unfortunately, there are no medicines that can remove Gynecomastia. Some physicians prescribe drugs like Tamoxifen in the vain hope that it may reduce Gyno. But it never works.
Yes. Surgery remains the only option for removing mammary glands and curing Gynecomastia. Exercise and diet control can only reduce the fat component of breast and thereby reduce the size somewhat but, chest will never get flat until glands are removed.
Tumescent Awake Technique, totally under local anesthesia is the best way of performing this surgery. It has very high safety profile. Details about this technique are given elsewhere.
Incidence of Gyno / Gynecomastia is very high. Almost 25-30% of boys suffer from this condition. It can be a very psychologically disturbing condition as boys are supposed to have flat, muscular chest. Breasts are not at all appropriate on boys’ chest.