Gynecomastia: What is, Causes and Treatment

Written by: Dr. Jordi Bachs Bayés
Edited by: Top Doctors®


What is gynecomastia?

Gynecomastia is the presence of mammary gland in the male. The boy talks to his parents by the presence of a lump behind the areola which is usually painful. We recommend a visit with a specialist to determine the cause of this package. Usually the presence of mammary gland and hormone study is. The evolution may establish, stabilize and remain a small size with the passage of time usually disappears, but there are cases where you can not go away and then even grow. In the event of an increase in size so we recommend a treatment with surgery.


What causes this condition?

The causes of gynecomastia can include in the 3 groups. The first would be the one in the pubertal age. During the embryo, the embryo time develops breast button. If the embryo evolves female breast button this continues, if the embryo evolves this male breast atrophy button. Check puberty, the emergence of new hormones can activate this button appearing breast mammary gland in the boy. The evolution may persist this mammary gland increases in size or as usual, arriving at a time when it atrophies and disappears.

The second of the causes would be sick. Diseases such as cirrhosis, such as hyperthyroidism, can lead to the emergence of a mammary gland. And lastly certain chemical compounds such as estrogen, testosterone, you digoxin or marijuana can cause the appearance of gynecomastia


How can it be treated?

If the cause of gynecomastia is sick recommend medical treatment that solves the problem. Otherwise the treatment quirúrgico.La surgery is performed under general anesthesia is recommended, make a small cut in the bottom half of the areola and removed the remaining part of mammary gland. Recovery is usually very fast, we recommend using a belt and the result is satisfactory.

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Dr. Jordi Bachs Bayés

By Dr. Jordi Bachs Bayés
Plastic surgery

Dr. Bachs Bayés is a reference specialist in Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery. With over 30 years of experience, currently he runs his own clinic Plastic Surgery in Girona. He is an expert in gynecomastia, ie surgery in male mammary gland in female intimate surgery and treatments such as hyaluronic acid, facial sagging and facial fillers. Dr. Bachs Bayés is a specialist in plastic surgery oncology, since it realizes reconstructions of areas affected by tumors. Make treatment of skin cancer, breast reconstruction or patients who have suffered an accident or burn. Also specializes in aesthetic medicine, the doctor performs treatments that improve the appearance without using surgery.

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