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The condition known by the medical term of gynaecomastia occurs when firm breast tissue forms in males. The name comes from the Greek meaning “female-like-breasts". The mainstream media have recently named this condition as `man boobs` or `moobs`.
It is important to distinguish between whether you have `real` gynaecomastia and `pseudo-` or `false-` gynaecomastia.
If you have genuine gynaecomastia then the enlarged male breast actually contains breast tissue. This cannot be reduced other than by surgery and is unaltered by vigorous exercises or weight loss.
If on the other hand, the enlarged male breast contains no breast tissue but is simply a fatty enlargement of the male breast then this is false-gynaecomastia which can arise in very overweight or obese men and will reduce when there is an overall weight loss, although fat reducing procedures can also help assist with this.
It is recommended that you seek a medical check to establish the nature of any presenting tissue in the male breast.Do you have a question? Ask one of our experts NOW
Gynaecomastia is a medical term that comes from the Greek meaning female-like-breasts. This condition occurs when firm breast tissue forms in men. Surgery can reduce the size of these breasts.
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