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June 14, 2022

Seeking the Best Price for Man Boob Surgery

Many of us look for good deals before we pull out our wallets, especially in times like this when prices seem to rise da...

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 gynecomastia.org and in our New York man boobs consultations eac...

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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...

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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 I still have man boob surgery if...

June 7, 2021

Can I Still Have Man Boob Surgery: Part II

A while back, we wrote a “what if” blog post to address questions guys often pose online and in our New York man boo...

A Creative Proposal for Puffy Nipples

May 15, 2021

A Creative Proposal for Puffy Nipples

If only it were possible to shrink man boobs with external equipment! Some of our New York puffy nipples patients ask a...

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December 5, 2020

Nipple Reduction 101

It might feel just a bit cringe-worthy, we’ll give you that, but nipple reduction in New York at our practice is actua...

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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 ...

What if it Isn’t Gynecomastia?

September 18, 2020

What’s Inside Your Man Boobs?

Are there different kinds of gynecomastia? How can you figure out “what’s in there?” And how does what’s under...

Real Patient Question: Incision Placement for Gynecomastia Surgery

August 17, 2020

Real Patient Question: Incision Placement for Gynecomastia Surgery

We field a huge list of “what, when, where and why” questions from our New York gynecomastia patients and from peopl...

April 6, 2020

Pre-Surgery Jitters: What to Do

It’s far more common than you might think for a man to be quite nervous before heading into the operating room for gyn...

The Survey Says: Gynecomastia Surgery 98% "Worth It"

February 3, 2020

The Survey Says: Gynecomastia Surgery 98% “Worth It”

If you have ever wondered whether men who choose gynecomastia surgery find the procedure “worth it,” you don’t nee...

Traveling for Gynecomastia Surgery: What About Post-Op Complications?

December 29, 2019

Traveling for Gynecomastia Surgery: What About Post-Op Complications?

So, you’re potentially willing to travel to work with a gynecomastia expert, but you’re worried about what will happ...

The Military: The Best or Worst Place for Man Boobs?

September 9, 2019

The Military: The Best or Worst Place for Man Boobs?

As you might imagine, we’ve talked with dozens of guys about moobs and the military, and their experiences are all ove...

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 gynecomastia.org forums, we’ve answered hundreds and hund...

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June 16, 2019

Gynecomastia and Your Skin

Will my skin tighten after surgery? Nearly all our New York gynecomastia patients ask this question in one form or anoth...

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...

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May 2, 2019

Confused About Anesthesia for Gynecomastia Surgery?

Many guys we talk with about man boobs in New York and online express confusion about anesthesia for gynecomastia surger...

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...

Surprising Benefits of Man Boob Surgery

January 7, 2019

Surprising Benefits of Man Boob Surgery

Not many guys with moobs need to be told about the benefits of gynecomastia surgery. The coveted masculine contours are ...

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December 28, 2018

Real Patient Question: Do I Need an Ultrasound?

Earlier this month, a member of gynecomastia.org 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...

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December 5, 2018

Gynecomastia Treatment Options and Outcomes

After thirty years of experience performing man boob surgery in New York, talking with men and boys with moobs and advis...

Becoming a Gynecomastia Specialist

November 25, 2018

Becoming a Gynecomastia Specialist

One of the most interesting questions we've ever fielded on gynecomastia.org was from a medical student. The student won...

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...

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September 5, 2018

Gynecomastia Despair: There IS Hope!

Cases of man boobs are as individual as they come—and we’re not just talking about the physical condition. The psyc...

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 ...

cosmetic surgery for men in New York

February 8, 2018

One-and-Done: New York Cosmetic Surgery for Men

As a practice performing nearly as much cosmetic surgery for men as for women, we think we know a thing or two about how...

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...

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December 4, 2017

Posture Prescriptions from your Peers

Once you have male breast reduction surgery, your problems will be over, right? It's true that most of our New York man...

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...

Do Man Boobs Give You a "Seasonal Personality?"

October 21, 2017

Do Man Boobs Give You a “Seasonal Personality?”

We just spotted something online that makes us feel a little sad. In a gynecomastia forum one guy commented that he ha...

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...

post-op puffy nipples

June 22, 2017

Top 3 Reasons for Post-op Puffy Nipples

We give time regularly to help guys online because we know that, for some, gynecomastia is a significant obstacle to fee...

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June 11, 2017

Gynecomastia Surgery: Can You Expect Good Results?

The short answer to the question about gynecomastia surgery results is YES! Generally speaking, those who suffer from m...

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...

Real Patient Question: Who Pays for Gynecomastia Revision?

March 30, 2017

Real Patient Question: Who Pays for Gynecomastia Revision?

When a post-male breast reduction surgery patient is dissatisfied with his results, it can be a tricky situation for bot...

Anesthesia for Gynecomastia Surgery: The Options

March 15, 2017

Anesthesia for Gynecomastia Surgery: The Options

When it comes to committing to surgery for male breast reduction, New York patients occasionally face an obstacle or two...

Male Nipples 101

February 20, 2017

Male Nipples 101

For many of our male patients in New York, gynecomastia is the main complaint. But we also see plenty of guys who are u...

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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 ...

You CAN Tell your Parents You Have Man Boobs

January 21, 2017

You CAN Tell your Parents You Have Man Boobs

You’re a teenaged guy, you’ve had man boobs for more than two years. You’ve done quite a bit of research and deci...

can moobs ruin a career?

January 12, 2017

Can Moobs Ruin a Career?

If you know anything about gynecomastia, you know what guys with the condition go through. In more than thirty years of...

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January 2, 2017

Top 5 Dumb Things to Do for Man Boobs

We understand the sense of desperation some guys feel about their man boobs. After thirty years of meeting men and teen...

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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...

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October 6, 2016

Terrified of Tethering?

What is tethering and why does it strike fear into the hearts of men planning gynecomastia surgery? Tethering is a poss...

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...

5 Reasons to Reject Insurance for Gynecomastia

May 26, 2016

5 Reasons to Reject Insurance for Gynecomastia

We have great sympathy for guys who struggle to get insurance coverage for gynecomastia surgery. Our New York patients ...

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May 13, 2016

Gynecomastia Surgery: 10 Ways to Get a Great Result

We have noticed some fear mongering online about surgical procedures, including male breast reduction. One recent poste...

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April 26, 2016

Revision Gynecomastia Surgery: 2 Big Challenges

It’s very possible we perform more surgery for revision gynecomastia here in New York than any other plastic surgeon i...

5 "Musts" for your Gynecomastia Surgeon

April 14, 2016

5 “Musts” for your Gynecomastia Surgeon

It is not necessarily easy to find a qualified gynecomastia surgeon you can absolutely trust with your procedure. In f...

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February 9, 2016

Gynecomastia Surgery: What Happens to Areolas?

If you’re wondering what happens to areolas with gynecomastia surgery, don’t be embarrassed. Anyone—man or woman...

Insurance Coverage for Gynecomastia: Your Strategy

August 20, 2015

Insurance Coverage for Gynecomastia: Your Strategy

It's a recurring theme for our New York gynecomastia patients, and sometimes the distress and frustration come through l...

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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...

Plastic Surgeons, Man Boobs and Realistic Expectations

June 24, 2015

Plastic Surgeons, Man Boobs and Realistic Expectations

If you're struggling with a case of man boobs and thinking about surgery, and if you have read every bit of information ...

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June 15, 2015

Top 5 Ways Celebrities with Man Boobs Cope

Ordinary guys who don't elect male breast reduction surgery struggle to "deal and conceal." If Internet gossip is any i...

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May 29, 2015

What NOT to Do if You Have Man Boobs

We have great respect for general surgeons, just as we do for other healthcare professionals. These doctors are workhor...

Real Patient Question: What Are My Payment Options?

May 21, 2015

Real Patient Question: What Are My Payment Options?

A topic that comes up for most patients who consult us about gynecomastia in New York concerns how to pay for surgery. ...

A Surprising Thing About Teen Gynecomastia

May 7, 2015

A Surprising Thing About Teen Gynecomastia

We have met with hundreds of teens suffering from gynecomastia in New York over our thirty years in practice, and there'...

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 ...

Greece to NYC: Gynecomastia Surgery Through the Years

March 22, 2015

Greece: Gynecomastia Surgery Through the Years

Long before there were anabolic steroids, drugs that impacted the hormone system and other known and suspected man boob ...

Real Patient Question: Do You Remove all the Gland?

March 10, 2015

Real Patient Question: Do You Remove all the Gland?

Here's an inquiry we fielded recently from a real guy with gynecomastia. We actually hear this question quite often: D...

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February 19, 2015

How to Tell if You Might Have Male Breast Cancer

Let's say you have a case of gynecomastia and you have decided to accept it and move on with your life. Then, one day, i...

The Beckham Boob Bandwagon

October 3, 2014

The Beckham Boob Bandwagon

If you follow plastic surgery in the media, you may have read - perhaps with some amusement - that more men are electing...

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....

Dating and Moobs

August 1, 2014

Dating and Moobs

Does having moobs affect a guy's dating life? Of course there's no one answer to this question, unless the answer is,...

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...

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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...

pseudogynecomastia

July 7, 2013

Is it Breast Gland or Fat?

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

3 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Revision

June 21, 2013

3 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Revision

The journey through and beyond gynecomastia tends to be a difficult one for most men - even more so for someone consider...

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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...

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August 2, 2012

Gynecomastia.org: Bigger and Better

Those of you who are fans of gynecomastia.org will be happy to know that the community is poised to grow! The website wi...

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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...

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April 11, 2012

Gynecomastia Resources for You

By the time they consult us about male breast reduction, our New York patients have typically done quite a bit of resear...

New York gynecomastia surgery

March 24, 2012

Gynecomastia Surgery Numbers Holding Steady

What can you say about a statistic that remains about the same year after year? In the case of the number of men electin...

acne and male breast reduction

March 18, 2012

Male Breast Reduction and Acne

Some of our New York gynecomastia patients suffer double anguish over the look of their chest: man boobs and acne. One o...

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...

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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...

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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...

Finding a Local Gynecomastia Surgeon

January 30, 2012

Finding a Local Gynecomastia Surgeon

In person, on the phone and online, we truly enjoy advising patients with gynecomastia. In New York, many choose to arra...

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January 6, 2012

The Dreaded Crater Deformity

If you've done some research on gynecomastia as most of our New York male breast reduction candidates do, you have proba...

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December 22, 2011

Gynecomastia Surgery: A Custom Fit

If you visit a prospective gynecomastia surgeon who can tell you exactly what he or she will do during your procedure, a...

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December 10, 2011

Gynecomastia and BDD

If you think it's unusual for men to develop problems with their body image - not so. In working with men with gynecomas...

How to Talk to Your Son About Gynecomastia

December 5, 2011

How to Talk to Your Son about Gynecomastia

If your son is growing a case of man boobs, you’ll want to think about how to support him. As a practice highly exper...

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...

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December 1, 2011

Gynecomastia Surgery Abroad?

It may sound enticing: male breast reduction at a lower cost and a vacation in an exotic locale to boot. It's no wonder ...

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December 1, 2011

Gynecomastia Surgery Complications

When it comes to making the decision to have surgery for gynecomastia, our New York patients are happy to find out that ...

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October 22, 2011

Will I Be Happy with the Results of Gynecomastia Surgery?

When you come to consult with us in New York City for gynecomastia surgery, we know you'll be wondering whether you'll b...

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...

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October 13, 2011

Gynecomastia Surgery: Is a Compression Garment a Must?

Some of our New York gynecomastia patients express concern about wearing a compression garment after male breast reducti...

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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...

gynecomastia and your skin

September 28, 2011

Gynecomastia Surgery and Your Skin

Men tend not to think about their skin too much, but it is definitely a factor when it comes to male breast reduction. O...

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 ...

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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, gynecomastia.org, some men worry that their developing gynecomastia...

Areola Reduction: Do You Need It?

July 14, 2011

Areola Reduction: Do You Need It?

Many gynecomastia patients are concerned about overly large areolas. Therefore, it's not unusual for patients who make a...

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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...

How to Choose a Gynecomastia Surgeon

June 12, 2011

How to Choose a Gynecomastia Surgeon

Whether you live in the Alaskan backcountry or right here in New York, choosing a male breast reduction surgeon may feel...

Fibrous Gynecomastia? Fat? What is it?!

June 10, 2011

Fibrous Gynecomastia? Fat? What is it?!

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

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June 5, 2011

Gynecomastia Surgery: Should You Fly In?

Should you consider flying in to another area of the country for gynecomastia surgery, or any other procedure? Of cours...

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 gynecomastia.org,on other websites and ...

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