Estrogen, Gynecomastia and Your Health

October 5, 2021

Estrogen, Gynecomastia and Your Health

If you’re an average guy, you probably have some knowledge about the impact of testosterone on your health and well-be...

testosterone and gynecomastia

August 16, 2021

Testosterone and Gynecomastia

We field lots of questions about testosterone online at and in our New York man boobs consultations eac...

what kind of doctor for gynecomastia

August 5, 2021

What Kind of Doctor for Gynecomastia?

We spend so much time working with the small details of gynecomastia, we sometimes forget there are many out there still...

about teen gynecomastia

July 28, 2021

Teen Gynecomastia: What I Wish I Knew

We counsel teens with gynecomastia in New York at least monthly, and it’s our pleasure to meet them and share what we...

can gynecomastia return?

November 22, 2020

Can Gynecomastia Come Back?

It is so rare for gynecomastia to come back that we advise guys who fret about this before man boob surgery in New York ...

Man Boob Causes: From Serious to Silly

July 14, 2019

Man Boob Causes: From Serious to Silly

As one of the earliest and most frequent participants in the forums, we’ve answered hundreds and hund...

BPA and Gynecomastia: Should You Worry?

May 12, 2019

BPA and Gynecomastia: Should You Worry?

If you're like many people, you've probably heard of the chemical BPA, and you might have a vague sense that it could be...

Soy and Man Boobs

January 29, 2019

Soy and Man Boobs

They say “what goes around, comes around,” and nothing could fit this old cliché better than supposed causes of man...

ultrasound for gynecomastia

December 28, 2018

Real Patient Question: Do I Need an Ultrasound?

Earlier this month, a member of asked whether it’s a good idea to have an ultrasound to determine wha...

Should You Try Tamoxifen for Gynecomastia?

December 22, 2018

Should You Try Tamoxifen for Gynecomastia?

Even when people have a strong desire to change their appearance, few rush immediately down to their local cosmetic surg...

medications and man boobs

November 1, 2018

Gynecomastia Risks: Which Are Worth It?

We’re sometimes asked about the risks of taking certain medications and other possible man boobs triggers in our New Y...

Teen Gynecomastia: Are Hormone Tests Needed?

August 2, 2018

Teen Gynecomastia: Are Hormone Tests Needed?

If you’re a teen with gynecomastia, you and your parents may be wondering what kind of medical evaluation to seek. Sh...

Propecia and man boobs

May 8, 2018

Real Patient Question: Finasteride After Gynecomastia Surgery?

We received an email from a former patient recently, asking about whether it’s ok to take finasteride for hair loss (u...

Lavender, Tea Tree Oil and Man Boobs in the News Again

March 27, 2018

Lavender, Tea Tree Oil and Man Boobs in the News Again

The most perplexing puzzle about gynecomastia is what’s behind each case. Don’t get us wrong—there’s a lot the ...

Gynecomastia, HIV and Cosmetic Surgery in New York

January 5, 2018

Gynecomastia, HIV and Cosmetic Surgery in New York

We were dismayed to read last month that a Manhattan cosmetic surgery practice denied gynecomastia surgery to patients w...

gynecomastia and Kennedy's Disease

December 28, 2017

When Gynecomastia is a Symptom

For most guys, man boobs are “a thing” in and of themselves, a curse with no known origin or with a suspected cause ...

What Does Nipple Pain Mean?

December 15, 2017

What Does Nipple Pain Mean?

The online magazine, Men’s Health, recently published an interesting article on nipple pain in men. Yes, it does happ...

Men and Breast Cancer: Good and Bad News

November 12, 2017

Men and Breast Cancer: Good and Bad News

The American Cancer Society and its partners do a great job promoting October as Breast Cancer Awareness month, don’t ...

maintaining gynecomastia surgery results

November 3, 2017

Gynecomastia Surgery Results: 3 Maintenance Tips

Whether you have gynecomastia surgery in New York with us or on the other side of the globe with another gynecomastia sp...

Beer Boobs: The Real Story

September 15, 2017

Beer Boobs: The Real Story

Oh, say it ain’t so! Beer can cause man boobs? Last month, an article in the online magazine Vice reported that beer...

Idiopathic Gynecomastia: What Does it Mean?

September 6, 2017

Idiopathic Gynecomastia: What Does it Mean?

If you have enlarged male breasts, like thousands of guys we’ve treated for man boobs in New York over the years, you...

steroids and gynecomastia

August 23, 2017

Steroids and Gynecomastia: Some Thoughts

If a substance is a known cause of gynecomastia, or man boobs, you shouldn’t take it, right? Seems simple enough, but...

Does Fast Food Cause Moobs?

August 14, 2017

Does Fast Food Cause Moobs?

“Man Has Surgery To Remove Breast, Doctors Blame Fast Food,” an online headline stated just last week. Just one pro...

man boob myths

April 16, 2017

Debunking a Man Boob Myth: Dr. Jacobs

There are some good reasons guys choose not to have male breast reduction, including health concerns and finances. It...

can I still have gynecomastia surgery if

February 12, 2017

Can I Still Have Gynecomastia Surgery If…

Whether it’s about recovery time, budget or something more complex, many of our New York gynecomastia patients have a ...

gynecomastia New York

December 8, 2016

Gynecomastia: Consider the Cause

If you have been researching gynecomastia and male breast reduction surgery for some time, you probably know that pinpoi...

Does Donald Trump Have Moobs?

September 18, 2016

Does Donald Trump Have Moobs?

Everyone seems to be talking about Donald Trump nowadays; we thought perhaps we should join in! From his political views...

Gland or Fat: Does it Matter?

July 12, 2016

Gland or Fat: Does it Matter?

One of the most frequently asked questions we field about cases of gynecomastia in New York and online is: are my man bo...

plastic surgery after weight loss

July 5, 2015

Plastic Surgery After Weight Loss for Guys

Inspirational, isn't it? The whole country seems to be getting on the weight loss/fitness bandwagon. TV shows like The...

3 Reasons Why Losing Weight Won’t Lose You the Moobs

April 6, 2015

3 Reasons Why Losing Weight Won’t Lose You the Moobs

It seems quite logical to think that if you have gynecomastia, dropping some pounds will improve the appearance of your ...

Propecia and Male Breast Cancer

September 27, 2014

Propecia and Male Breast Cancer

Sometimes it seems like the woes of pharmaceutical giants that make certain drugs and their male clients will never end....

Alternatives to Gynecomastia Surgery

May 14, 2014

Alternatives to Gynecomastia Surgery

Are there ways to treat moobs without surgery? As a recognized "go-to" source of information about enlarged male breasts...

Of Moobs, Marijuana and Making Changes

April 17, 2014

Of Moobs, Marijuana and Making Changes

If you're considering surgery for gynecomastia and you smoke marijuana, you're facing an interesting challenge. You prob...

Risperdal gynecomastia

March 18, 2014

The Risperdal/Gynecomastia Saga, a Summary

As a practice specializing in male breast reduction surgery, we have followed the media buzz about Risperdal, gynecomast...

gynecomastia and overweight guys

January 30, 2014

Overweight Guys and Gynecomastia Surgery

Following gynecomastia surgery, so many men look just terrific - their chests appear masculine and sculpted with virtual...

gynecomastia New York

August 13, 2013

Gynecomastia and Finasteride

We see dozens of patients for gynecomastia in New York each year who are taking finasteride in one form or the other (Pr...

adolescent gynecomastia

July 18, 2013

Teen Gynecomastia: The Known and Unknown

As if enlarged breasts weren't frustrating enough for young men, there is much medical professionals still don't know ab...


July 7, 2013

Is it Breast Gland or Fat?

A few days ago another member of asked a question we have heard many times: are my man boobs made up of...

man boobs

May 20, 2013

Non-Surgical Cures for Man Boobs?

We have noticed an uptick in Internet activity promoting non-surgical cures for gynecomastia. Any scheme designed to rel...

How Young is Too Young for Gynecomastia Surgery?

March 22, 2013

Too Young for Gynecomastia Surgery?

Several years ago, an article published on a New Zealand website revealed that boys as young as eight years old are lini...

adolescent gynecomastia

June 18, 2012

The Anguish of Teen Gynecomastia

As a New York plastic surgery practice, we see our share of women and men who have lived with features that cause embarr...

Klinefelter Syndrome: Should You Worry?

February 27, 2012

Klinefelter Syndrome: Should You Worry?

Occasionally we'll see a patient with gynecomastia in our New York consultation room who is concerned he may have Klinef...

New York gynecomastia

February 20, 2012

Gynecomastia by the Numbers

If you think gynecomastia is a relatively new phenomenon - or at least that it is extra prevalent nowadays due steroid u...

bodybuilders gynecomastia

February 9, 2012

Gynecomastia: Exercise Can Make it Worse?

It may sound counterintuitive, but it's true: exercise can make man boobs look even more prominent. We realize it may s...

prolactinoma and gynecomastia

December 1, 2011

Gynecomastia and Prolactinoma

If you have developed gynecomastia at a time when your hormone levels should be relatively stable, you may want to consi...

Manhattan gynecomastia

October 18, 2011

Gynecomastia Surgery and Hormone Levels

Here in Manhattan, gynecomastia patients tend to be fairly savvy about their condition. Many are aware that hormones alm...

gynecomastia Manhattan

October 8, 2011

Gynecomastia and Propecia

We find that, for most men we work with - whether we talk online, by phone or in person in our offices in Manhattan - th...

Manhattan gynecomastia

September 23, 2011

Gynecomastia and Other Medical Conditions

The questions we field about man boobs run the gamut--whether we are responding to postings on community-oriented sites ...

gynecomastia body builders

September 20, 2011

Gynecomastia and Body Building

When body builders come to consult us about gynecomastia in New York, they frequently express a great deal of frustratio...

A Gynecomastia Myth: Exercise Can Fix It

August 31, 2011

A Gynecomastia Myth: Exercise Can Fix It

One of the great things about the Internet is also one of its biggest drawbacks: the variable nature of the information ...

Tuberous Gynecomastia

August 23, 2011

Puffy Nipples or Tuberous Man Boobs?

We suggest that each patient with gynecomastia in South Florida seek the best man boob surgeon they can find, of course....

Teen Gynecomastia

August 22, 2011

Teen Gynecomastia

For most young people, adolescence is a difficult time of life. For young men who develop man boobs, the teen years can ...

One-Sided Gynecomastia: Some Surprises

August 20, 2011

One-Sided Gynecomastia: Some Surprises

If you have one-sided gynecomastia, we have information to share that may surprise you. We understand that having one m...

gynecomastia or male breast cancer

August 15, 2011

Gynecomastia or Male Breast Cancer?

As noted on a leading gynecomastia resource website,, some men worry that their developing gynecomastia...

male breast reduction

July 10, 2011

Gynecomastia and Your Weight

Gynecomastia and excess weight often go hand-in-hand. It makes sense when you consider that, for many patients, the unde...

Fibrous Gynecomastia? Fat? What is it?!

June 10, 2011

Fibrous Gynecomastia? Fat? What is it?!

If you browse sites like, you'll notice many men struggling to understand--even obsessing over--what's ...

tea tree oil and gynecomastia

May 29, 2011

Causes of Gynecomastia: Lavender and Tea Tree Oil?

The story has been kicking around the Internet so long it has the feel of an urban legend: lavender and tea tree oil can...

alcohol can cause gynecomastia

May 15, 2011

Gynecomastia and Alcohol: What’s the Connection?

What causes male breast enlargement? This is the question we field most often on,on other websites and ...

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