Having gynecomastia is no fun. It’s something that you have to deal with day in and day out. Over time, it wears you down and it begins to affect every aspect of your life: how you think about yourself, how others perceive you, and how you interact with the world around you. Guys generally live with this alone. This is not something that is shared with others, even those with whom you are most close.
I started the Austin Gynecomastia Center about ten years ago after I realized how bad this condition was. During any given patient visit, I am often caught telling my patient that the last time I had cried was in my office dealing with another gynecomastia patient whose story had struck at my heart. You would have to be a monster not to empathize with those who suffer from this condition.
Guys being guys, we have always been told to hide our emotions and deal with adversity in a manly way. In other words, guys with gynecomastia are encouraged to keep it to themselves because it’s embarrassing, humiliating and a sign of weakness if you admit it gets the better of you. Talking about it is a challenge. Certain that it’s a condition you can correct with a change in behavior (ie, changing your diet, exercising more, using internet cures), you think that seeking professional help is the last thing you would do. Anything but surgery.
Surgery is the gold standard treatment for gynecomastia that has not improved after a year’s time. The longer it wears on you, the more it gets into your head and the greater the possibility of permanent psychological scarring. If you have gynecomastia, seek treatment sooner than later from someone who is a proven expert in dealing with this condition from both a physical and emotional perspective.
I believe in the strength of the Gynecomastia Brotherhood. Until this condition is widely known and understood, we need to help those who suffer from it. “We” means those of you who have gynecomastia and me. This is the time to get effective treatment and share your experiences and the key to success with those who continue to suffer in silence. Spread the word. Talk about it. Bring it up to those whom you can see are suffering from it, whether you know them personally or not. Engage the Internet and the media. Take every opportunity to spread the word that gynecomastia isn’t something you have to live with and that treatment is effective and transformative.
The Gynecomastia Brotherhood is all about taking care of our gynecomastia brothers. That’s what I do day in and day out at the Austin Gynecomastia Center. I educate the world, I help those who suffer from it. And this is truly one of my callings: I’ve made it my duty to help others in my unique way, using my communication and surgical skills to make visible and life-changing results. I know progress comes from the fact that millions of folks view my gynecomastia videos and I can only hope that they motivate our brothers to take action to end their suffering.
I look forward to a future when gynecomastia will no longer be a dirty word, when those who suffer from it will feel comfortable talking about it and will not hesitate to seek effective treatment. This future is possible, but only after we all increase awareness by spreading the word. The medical system has failed those of us who suffer from this condition, so it’s up to us to spread the word and end the gynecomastia stigma.