Gynecomastia – What is it?
Gynecomastia is the over-development or enlargement of the male breast that extends more than 0.5 cm in diameter, from the nipple (true gynecomastia).
When there is deposition of fat tissue is called false gynecomastia or pseudo gynecomastia, but there may be a combination of both types.
It often occurs when men reach puberty, from eleven to fourteen years, due to low testosterone and estrogen increase estrogen. This type of gynecomastia tends to regress after two years later.
Those that do not regress spontaneously are treated with surgical correction.