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How are Puffy Nipples and Gynecomastia Related?

Causes and Treatment of Puffy Nipples in Men The definition of gynecomastia – also known as puffy nipples, gyno, or man boobs — is not based on any particular type of tissue on your chest. It is most simply defined as “the appearance of a female-like breast in a male.” You don’t have to have hard tissue or lumpy rocks that you can feel under your areolas. If your chest is rounded and prominent like a woman’s, you most certainly […]

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Gyno From Steroids – What You Need To Know

I had a young man yesterday who had undergone two previous treatments for gynecomastia with surgery and continued to have fullness of his chest with puffy nipples. He was without a doubt a bodybuilder with a big, strong muscular frame and his case made me think about all the men who develop gyno from steroids. He was a perfectly nice guy from out of town who had come to the Austin Gynecomastia Center for surgical treatment after I reviewed his […]

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The Dangers Of Hiding Gynecomastia

I’ve recognized a pattern of poor posture in the vast majority of gynecomastia surgery patients. It’s a coping mechanism that helps people hide something that is very embarrassing. For gynecomastia patients, hiding gynecomastia by slouching the shoulders hides the prominence of breasts with or without a shirt. On more careful analysis, some patients not only slouch their shoulders, but also bend their spine in the mid thorax to create what I call the “double fold.” In the photo above, you […]

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Teen Gyno – “I’m Too Nervous To Talk About It”

Dear Mom and Dad, I think I have gynecomastia and I’m too nervous to talk about it. It’s kinda weird. I remember when I was going through puberty, Dad had said that I was going to develop some facial hair and that my voice was going to change. At first I thought that was strange but then I looked at my older classmates and thought it would be nice to be cool like them. The idea of shaving seemed so […]

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Gynecomastia Definition – What Is Gynecomastia? Do I Have It?

I’m often asked for a gynecomastia definition. Simple. Gynecomastia is the appearance of a female-like breast in a man. This is why the condition is derogatorily referred to as “man boobs.”  There is confusion about what gynecomastia is and how to deal with it, but this confusion comes from misunderstandings, marketing, manipulation, and greed.  In reality, it’s all very straightforward. The #2 question we get after “what is gynecomastia” is “do I have gynecomastia?” If your chest looks fuller and […]

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Gynecomastia Treatment Without Surgery – Is It Possible?

“Is it possible to get gynecomastia treatment without surgery?” I hear this all the time from gynecomastia surgery patients all over the world. There are many guys out there who have some form of gynecomastia that robs them of a good quality of life and they want something done about it. With careful research, the obvious solution stands out: the only form of treatment that works is a surgical procedure to remove the tissue and contour the chest. Diet, exercise, […]

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