Recently, a patient asked me the above question. He asked me that because I had spent a lot of time with him helping him overcome gynecomastia. He had lived with it since his adolescent years and he could vividly recall many instances during his life of intense embarrassment and humiliation that had left their marks on his psyche. I call that a scar from having to deal with gynecomastia. You see, it’s very easy for me to surgically treat my […]
Gynecomastia is a benign condition and does not cause any health problems. The reason why we treat it is that it induces embarrassment, discomfort, humiliation, and anxiety. Men who suffer from it often develop significant psychological problems that can affect them for the rest of their lives. Breast development that occurs in the formative years of puberty can be particularly psychologically harmful as these young boys are developing their sense of sexuality. From the perspective of an adolescent, girls have […]
What is the most important factor that determines the appearance of your breasts after a breast augmentation?
If you are considering a breast augmentation, you probably have an idea of what you want your breasts to look like afterward. It’s an interesting fact that women are far more likely to check out another woman’s breast than members of the opposite sex. To prove this point, many of my augmentation patients actually tell me, “Women are constantly looking at my breasts.” You probably have seen women with attractive breasts in the media and on the streets. And, afterward, […]
This is a shout out to all my colleagues and paramedical personnel who may see and advise males with gynecomastia. You may have learned that it is a self-limited and benign condition, appearing during puberty and dissipating in a year or two. This is true in the majority of patients, but for the twenty percent of patients (millions of men) who don’t experience relief, the consequences of no treatment are mental anguish, embarrassment, humiliation and an alteration in the psyche […]
You may have noticed that I don’t use those terms in describing gynecomastia. Frankly, I find them to be offensive and insensitive, and I certainly don’t want to humiliate those who have such a burden to carry. I would imagine that the terms are used so often because they are the keywords that rank high in everyday searches, and medical providers are interested in your business. Yet I have gained a strong and reputable following despite the fact that I […]
Gynecomastia patients almost always exhibit poor posture—shoulders shrugged and back bent. I completely understand why you assume this posture—you have been conditioned to hide something that is a major source of humiliation and embarrassment. There are consequences to this poor posture—you appear introverted, reserved, and not at all confident. Is that the way you want to appear to others? Patients who have stayed in this bent positon for many years can become “frozen” in this position. It can be quite […]