Gynecomastia isn’t a rare disorder, by no means. Men and boys, of all ages, can experience the negative impact of this condition. Gynecomastia is seen in adulthood, puberty and surprisingly, birth.
Newborns may present with transient mild gynecomastia at birth due to the increased maternal estrogen production during pregnancy, often producing a white nipple secretion also known as “witch’s milk”.
Gynecomastia is divided into types, grades or sizes, depending on skin redundancy, elasticity, and breast droopiness. The smaller the degree of the condition, the easier it is to treat it, and the better the cosmetic surgical outcome. Therefore, early diagnosis and treatment is key for a better treatment outcome.
In this minor stage, the breast is only slightly enlarged with no excess skin. Puffy nipples fall in this grade.
Still no excess skin but with moderate enlargement.
Moderate enlargement with excess skin.
Significant excess skin with severe enlargement.