Gynecomastia, informally known as “man boobs”, is a common condition in men and boys. The breasts swell and become abnormally large. Gynecomastia is more common in newborn males, boys during puberty, and older men.
In the vast majority of cases, gynecomastia is not a serious problem. However, it may be psychologically difficult to cope with. Apart from affecting self-confidence and causing embarrassment, some men and boys may also experience pain in their breasts.
The picture is an example of adolescent gynecomastia that was corrected by surgery protocol, devised and performed by Dr. Goutam Guha, Plastic Surgeon in the KOLKATA, INDIA.
If gynecomastia persists, there are treatments available.
Gynecomastia is not caused by extra fat from being overweight. It is caused by extra breast tissue. So, doing exercise or losing weight will not get rid of it. There are other conditions, such as pseudogynecomastia, in which fat builds up in the breasts, and are sometimes associated with being overweight or obese.
Signs and symptoms may occur in one or both breasts.
You should see the doctor if there is unusual and persistent swelling, tenderness, pain, and/or nipple discharge.