What is Gynecomastia?
Gynecomastia is derived from the Greek term “gyno” for feminine, and the Greek term “mastos” for breast. The condition involves excessive development of the breast in the male. Gynecomastia may be the result of an increase in ductal tissue and stromal tissue of the male breasts commonly referred to as glandular tissue. In conjunction with the increased ductal and stromal tissue, there may be an increase in the size of adipocytes which is typically referred to as the fatty component. Gynecomastia may be the result of a variety of hormonal, genetic, neoplastic or environmental changes. However, a majority of the cases occur without a clearly defined causal agent and are referred to as idiopathic gynecomastia.
Dr. Pensler is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery with offices in Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Pensler has been named one of America’s Top Doctors in the Nation for more than 10 years, and is a world-renowned specialist in Gynecomastia surgery. In 2015, Jay M. Pensler, M.D. was once again named a Top Doctor in the Nation by Castle Connelly. Dr. Pensler has also been a member of the clinical faculty of Northwestern University for 20 years. Dr. Pensler has a specialized interest in the diagnosis and treatment of Gynecomastia. Dr. Pensler has published papers on the etiology and treatment of Gynecomastia.
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