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...

choosing a gynecomastia specialist

September 25, 2021

Finding A Gynecomastia Specialist: A View on Reviews

From plumbers to pizza—online reviews are ubiquitous these days. Everyone uses them to help make choices. Considerin...

Gynecomastia Surgery Satisfaction

September 16, 2021

Gynecomastia Surgery Satisfaction

It’s the million-dollar question each prospective gynecomastia patient ponders: will I be happy if I choose surgery? ...

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...

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...

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...

Mondor's syndrome after gynecomastia surgery

April 16, 2021

Mondor’s Syndrome, a Rare Gynecomastia Complication

If you’re one of those guys who insists on being aware of every detail related to gynecomastia surgery, here’s a rar...

after man boob surgery in New York

January 26, 2021

When to Call us After Man Boob Surgery

New Yorkers aren’t known to be shy to speak up, that’s for sure. And that’s a good thing when we’re talking abo...

What to Expect When You Fly in for Gynecomastia Surgery

January 18, 2021

What to Expect When You Fly in for Gynecomastia Surgery

We often say that it’s worth it to travel to work with a gynecomastia specialist. And New York City, where our plasti...

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 ...

Say No to Gynecomastia Revision!

November 13, 2020

Say No to Gynecomastia Revision!

We were browsing the forums on gynecomastia.org recently, as we do at least weekly, to understand what guys are concerne...

A 180° View of Teen Gynecomastia

November 3, 2020

A 180° View of Teen Gynecomastia

Let’s switch it up for a change. We’ve been helping guys with man boobs in Manhattan for years, and many of them ...

Breezing Through Gynecomastia Surgery

October 13, 2020

Breezing Through Gynecomastia Surgery

A recent patient, Shaun, wrote to us about how comfortable he found it to work with us. We were delighted to hear this!...

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...

Top Gynecomastia Surgeons

March 26, 2020

Man Boob Surgeons: Plastic vs. Cosmetic

We got a surprise as we were browsing the forums on gynecomastia.org the other day, and not a good one! In case you’r...

gynecomastia New York

January 20, 2020

Gynecomastia and Insurance: Two Paths

There’s no shortage of reasons to complain about health insurance these days. But trying to get coverage for gynecoma...

After Man Boob Surgery, Big and Little Changes

September 25, 2019

After Man Boob Surgery, Big and Little Changes

After you recover from gynecomastia surgery, will you experience big changes in your life? Little ones? Among our New ...

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...

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...

One Less Worry about Gynecomastia Surgery

April 22, 2019

One Less Worry about Gynecomastia Surgery

Generally speaking, the people who come in to consult us about a gynecomastia surgery in New York are much better inform...

non-binary top surgery

April 14, 2019

Plastic Surgeons: Welcome Non-Binary Patients

An inspiring milestone was reached in our state in January. As reported by GLAAD, a young person named Jackie became the...

gynecomastia revision New York

February 7, 2019

Real Patient Question: How to Find a Gynecomastia Revision Specialist

We happened across a question on RealSelf the other day. A patient was asking where he might find a gynecomastia revisio...

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...

New York man boobs

January 22, 2019

Gynecomastia Wound Healing, Scar Tissue, Massage and More

You may not appreciate this if you’ve had surgery or an injury recently, but scar tissue truly is one of the body’s ...

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 ...

ultrasound for gynecomastia

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...

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...

A Gynecomastia Specialist, Not Just Any Plastic Surgeon

September 24, 2018

A Gynecomastia Specialist, Not Just Any Plastic Surgeon

We say it so often it sounds like a no-brainer to us: if you’re going to take the plunge and get surgery for man boobs...

man boobs in New York

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...

Telling Parents About Gynecomastia: What Can Happen

July 13, 2018

Telling Parents About Gynecomastia: What Can Happen

We often write posts about New York teens with gynecomastia, like the one we published several days ago offering article...

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...

teen gynecomastia New York

April 15, 2018

Top 5 Ways to Support Teens with Gynecomastia

We just spotted a new article on gynecomastia.org discussing the need to help teens with man boobs. We couldn’t agree...

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 ...

Perfection, Plastic Surgery and New York Gynecomastia Patients

January 14, 2018

Perfection, Plastic Surgery and Gynecomastia Patients

Late last year, a pair of U.K. researchers published a study in the Psychological Bulletin, a publication of the America...

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 ...

improving posture after gynecomastia surgery

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 ...

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...

Top 5 Takeaways from New Transgender Surgery Study

July 9, 2017

Top 5 Takeaways from New Transgender Surgery Study

New information on transgender surgery is so welcome. We were delighted to spot an article in The Rainbow Times highlig...

gynecomastia surgery results

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...

gynecomastia new york

February 26, 2017

Gynecomastia, Insurance and Fairness

Life isn’t fair. We all know it, and as we mature, most of us figure out how to make peace with it. You can probably...

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...

should you gain weight to hide man boobs?

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...

Sweating the Moobs: How is Hyperhidrosis Like Gynecomastia?

November 17, 2016

Sweating the Moobs: How is Hyperhidrosis Like Gynecomastia?

Strictly speaking—and medically speaking—hyperhidrosis is not like gynecomastia at all. Excessive sweating and deve...

When You’re Sweating, and it’s Not the Small Stuff

August 16, 2016

When You’re Sweating, and it’s Not the Small Stuff

For some people, they are the twin embarrassments of summer: hyperhidrosis and bromhidrosis. You may be able to tell wh...

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 ...

torsoplasty

September 5, 2015

A Torsoplasty Tune Up

Isn't it a great feeling when you get some maintenance work accomplished all at once? Like when you take your car in to...

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...

Transitioning: Transgender Surgery May not Be the Hard Part

August 12, 2015

Transitioning: Transgender Surgery May not Be the Hard Part

Now that society is beginning to embrace transgender citizens, life must be better for those who were "born in the wrong...

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...

celebrities with man boobs

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...

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. ...

male breast cancer

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...

Male Bodies After Weight Loss

January 14, 2015

Male Bodies After Weight Loss

You see the side of weight loss where it's like amazing that this person lost all this weight, but you never see what ha...

How to Find a Good Gynecomastia Compression Garment

November 6, 2014

How to Find a Good Gynecomastia Compression Garment

When we consult with guys suffering from gynecomastia in NY, we're happy to help them find a good compression garment wh...

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,...

How Bad Are My Man Boobs?

July 29, 2014

How Bad is Your Case of Man Boobs?

How bad are my man boobs? How does my case look in comparison to other guys you treat? These are questions we field fr...

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...

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...

new surgeons for gynecomastia.org

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...

male breast cancer news

May 31, 2012

Male Breast Cancer News

A recent study appears to confirm what most physicians already accept as generally true: male breast cancer tends to be ...

gynecomastia specialist

April 20, 2012

Help Me Find a Gynecomastia Specialist!

There was an interesting discussion on gynecomastia.org early this month. A man with gynecomastia, not a New York or Cal...

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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...

Plastic Surgeons for Men

April 5, 2012

Plastic Surgeons for Men

No, that title's not a typo. There are plenty of places on the Web to find information on "plastic surgery for men;" we ...

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...

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...

New York gynecomastia

February 6, 2012

Gynecomastia: How We Got Started

We enjoy telling how we got started specializing in male breast reduction. Thirty-five years ago, when we established o...

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...

gynecomastia Manhattan

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...

Hyperhidrosis Boca Raton

December 1, 2011

Hyperhidrosis

Here in our plastic surgery practice in New York, gynecomastia and liposuction are the procedures most male patients con...

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...

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 ...

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