Do Men with Gynecomastia Have a Higher Risk for Breast Cancer?

According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), about one percent of all breast cancers occur in men. Gynecomastia, a condition characterized by the overdevelopment of male breast tissue, has never been shown to be associated with an increased risk for breast cancer. Nevertheless, it is important to discern the differences in glandular tissue in …

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How Do I Know If I Have Gynecomastia?

Gynecomastia, the development of enlarged breasts in men, is a common condition that affects many males, including both adolescents and adults. Often the result of hormonal changes during puberty, the overdevelopment of male breast tissue can also be caused by obesity, anabolic steroids, certain medications, marijuana, aging, and a variety of health issues. The primary …

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The Importance of WHERE Your Surgery Is Performed

One of the most important decisions you can make regarding undergoing plastic surgery is choosing the right plastic surgeon. After you are quite confident that you have selected a very skilled and experienced board-certified plastic surgeon, the next important issue of consideration is where the surgeon performs the procedure(s). Even an excellent, ethical surgeon can’t …

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Study Shows Breast Asymmetry Can Affect Mental Health

Breast asymmetry includes differences in breast and nipple-areola shape, size, position, and/or projection as well as conditions that cause the underdevelopment or deformity of one or both breasts. Essentially, all women have some degree of breast asymmetry, but it is generally not substantial or significant to most of them. However, some women have breasts that …

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