Gynecomastia is defined as an enlargement of the male breast. It is often benign, and can be the source of significant embarrassment and psychological distress. A general medical history and careful physical examination are essential to distinguish normal developmental variants from pathological causes. Treatment is geared toward the specific etiology when identified. In the majority of cases of pubertal gynecomastia, observation and reassurance are the mainstays of therapy as the condition usually resolves naturally.
Ann F. For this author, the keys to successful treatment are defining the nature of the breast asymmetry, respecting the patient's aesthetic goals, and performing a well thought out surgical plan. She asks patients which breast is preferred not always the larger and establishes empathy and trust by presenting pre- and postoperative photos of other patients treated for similar problems. Breasts are an integral part of feminine beauty and breast symmetry is key to beautiful form. A young woman with severely asymmetric or uneven breast development is likely to be profoundly self-conscious.
Or maybe one day you looked down and there they were: boobs! Did they take you by surprise? Are they not what you were hoping for or not what you expected?