How Can Men Conceal Gynecomastia Surgical Scars?

4 Min Read In order to undergo breast surgery, incisions must be made. The consequences of these incisions are scars. Always. And that is no matter how imperceptible they are. Women generally have an easier time concealing these scars (at least from the public) because they are hidden by normal clothing and even many bathing …

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A Guide to Gynecomastia Surgery

The condition of having enlarged male breast tissue, known as gynecomastia, can be embarrassing and anxiety provoking, especially in certain social situations. Many men who suffer from gynecomastia believe that they are alone in dealing with this issue, but it is actually far more common than most people think. In fact, according to the American …

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Why Does Steroid Use Lead to Gynecomastia?

When it comes to aesthetic “fears,” developing man boobs is high on the list for many men. Although this growth commonly occurs with puberty, weight gain, and with hormonal changes later in life, the enlargement of male breast tissue is frequently associated with the use of anabolic steroids. What Causes Gynecomastia? Gynecomastia is the technical …

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Your Gynecomastia Surgery Recovery Questions Answered

Men of all ages undergo gynecomastia surgery to eliminate the unwanted excess breast tissue and/or fat that develops in their chest. While the cause of your gynecomastia will determine the techniques used during your surgery, the recovery is very much the same. Traditional gynecomastia is caused by the formation of excess breast tissue that needs …

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When Gynecomastia Keeps Coming Back

Men who suffer from gynecomastia can typically be comforted by the fact that male breast reduction surgery has permanent results. Since the procedure physically removes the enlarged breast tissue for affected males, it clearly should lead to permanent results—and it does most of the time. Unfortunately, some men struggle with recurrent gynecomastia. Thankfully, there is …

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Male Breast Reduction Scars

When a person decides to undergo cosmetic surgery to improve some aspect of his or her appearance, it is not uncommon to want to keep the situation private. A man who undergoes male breast reduction surgery to get rid of gynecomastia does not want prominent surgical scars that everyone will be able to see whenever …

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Gynecomastia Treatment Options

Gynecomastia is the condition where the male breast glands become enlarged, usually as a result of hormonal imbalances. It commonly affects young men going through puberty as well as older men going through andropause. Other known causes include certain medications, steroids, drug abuse, aging, alcoholism and hereditary factors. The condition of gynecomastia is often mistaken …

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Gynecomastia in Puberty

Puberty is the time when young girls are excited about truly growing up and developing breasts. For boys, they are liking breasts also – just not their own! Unfortunately, most males do experience some level of breast growth during puberty, which is known as pubertal gynecomastia. This developmental gynecomastia does regress and disappear naturally by …

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Liposuction Used for Breast Reduction Surgery

Liposuction is well-known for its use in body contouring, but you may be surprised to learn that it is also used in breast reduction procedures. While liposuction can successfully remove fat from popular areas such as the abdomen, thighs, hips, and buttocks, it is also useful for eliminating excess fat from the breasts. Female breast reduction …

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Can Gynecomastia Be Treated with Exercise?

A question that many men with gynecomastia ask is whether or not this condition can be successfully treated with exercise alone. It surely would be wonderful if this relatively simple and non-surgical approach could completely accomplish this. So what is the answer? Unfortunately, most of the time male breast reduction surgery is needed to fully …

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The Stigma Around Enlarged Male Breasts: A Common Disorder with an Easy Solution

From a social and cultural perspective, female breasts are desirable and attractive. Young girls long for the day when their breasts will develop, and they will look like real women. On the other hand, the opposite is true when it comes to young boys. Even the slightest hint of enlarged breast tissue in a male …

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Do I Need Gynecomastia Surgery?

Gynecomastia is a formal term describing the occurrence of enlarged breasts in men. This condition may cause severe psychological distress, embarrassment, negative self-image issues, depression, a lack of confidence and even eating disorders. Having gynecomastia can cause a man to dread or even avoid participating in any activity where it’s traditional to remove one’s shirt, …

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Gynecomastia Surgery for Teenagers

At an age when social acceptance is everything, teenagers are especially susceptible to depression and anxiety caused by an “abnormal” appearance. It is common for girls to obsess about their weight, underdeveloped breasts, facial features, and even hair, but boys also struggle with social acceptance and body issues. A study published in the April issue …

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Gynecomastia Surgery for a Masculine Chest

  The condition of having excess male breast tissue, known as gynecomastia, can be very embarrassing and often causes considerable anxiety, more so in certain social situations. Many men who suffer from gynecomastia believe that they are alone in dealing with this issue, but it is more common than most think. In fact, according to …

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Male Breast Reduction Rises In Popularity

Our experienced plastic surgeon, Dr. Steven H. Turkeltaub, discusses how treatment for gynecomastia can change men’s lives. I believe that many men who are ideal candidates for male breast reduction surgery shy away from the procedure either due to the fear of surgery itself or the anticipated cost. These individuals suffer from an excess amount …

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Treatment of Unilateral Gynecomastia with Liposuction and Excision of Breast Tissue

Enlarged, feminine like breasts in males, known as gynecomastia, is a fairly common occurrence. Unfortunately, as may be expected,  its presence can be mentally and emotionally devastating, resulting in embarrassment, humiliation, loss of self-esteem, anxiety, depression, self imposed social isolation, eating disorders and even thoughts of suicide (See The Emotional and Social Impact of Gynecomastia …

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Discomfort Following Male Breast Reduction Surgery For Gynecomastia Is Often Fairly Mild

Men who happen to have male breast enlargement are quite often distressed mentally and emotionally and often do whatever they can to hide their deformity. Feelings of insecurity, excessive self consciousness, poor self image and even depression are quite common. Having gynecomastia can adversely affect interactions and relationships with others, particularly women, and even involvement …

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Gynecomastia Treatment Scottsdale

Medications and Drugs That Can Lead to Enlarged Male Breasts (Gynecomastia) Gynecomastia, which is the enlargement of breasts in a male is relatively common and is a frequent cause of embarrassment and insecurity. I have indicated elsewhere that the underlying cause of gynecomastia is related to the absolute and relative levels of the sex hormones …

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How Common is Male Breast Enlargement?

Male breast enlargement is much more common than many men with the problem think. Also known as gynecomastia, the cause of this problem is related to the absolute and relative amounts of the sex hormones testosterone and estrogen that are being produced. Factors that can affect these levels include puberty, aging, medications, illicit drugs, alcohol, …

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