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How common are enlarged breasts in men?

Enlarged breasts in men, or gynecomastia, occurs in up to 70% of teenage boys due to hormonal changes at puberty. Adult men can develop breast enlargement as well. There are many causes of this, including antibiotics, antidepressants and heart medications, as well as marijuana.
Arthur W. Perry, MD
Plastic Surgery
Breast growth in men is more common than one might expect. It is a hidden, embarrassing deformity. Men with large breasts wear shirts all the time, even on the beach. About 18,000 men underwent surgery to reduce the size of their breasts in 2005.
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