The Drama of Gynecomastia

drama of gynecomastia

“I have had gynecomastia, otherwise known as “man boobs” since puberty. It fluctuates with my weight but never goes away completely. There is nothing I can tell you that you have not already heard from almost every guy that you have seen for this. I would like to get this fixed once and for all and move on with my life.”

Wow. This is what I got via email on a recent Sunday night. To me, this message says it all – the drama of gynecomastia. By now my patients know that I am passionate about gynecomastia treatment and that I truly empathize with my patients. I understand what you are dealing with and how nice it would be to finally get rid of this crap — once and for all.

In many ways, it’s a cancer: it gets into your head and it controls your life more than you want it to, more than you would admit to anyone. It’s not something you want to share with your family and friends, let alone those who would judge you and, worse, make fun of your situation. So now you have to deal with it alone. They don’t know that you can take the blows but deep inside it hurts, and wears you down.

Unlike the diagnosis of cancer that has an earth-shattering effect, gynecomastia is actually very different because there is a cure. Yet the two conditions—cancer and gynecomastia—share similarities in their psychological effects. They both consume you: the feeling of hopelessness and the mental burden stay with you day after day after day.

It’s surprising to me how many of my patients tell me that they didn’t seek out my help until they finally realized that they had a medical condition. They didn’t know the name. Something was wrong, something was different, they just couldn’t connect the dots. It’s called gynecomastia. It’s a condition that affects a lot of guys who don’t realize how common it is, and how curable it is. Increased awareness and understanding of this common condition is the biggest revolution in gynecomastia today. Guys have been taught their entire lives to suck it up and deal with it, to not complain or show emotions. This doesn’t help the situation at all. This attitude delays treatment, if treatment is sought at all.

If I can offer a single piece of advice, it is the following: there is nothing you can do to make your gynecomastia go away without a surgeon’s help. I know many of you will try hard to lose weight, gain weight, lift weights until the wee hours of the night, change your diet, take the magic potions sold on the internet and who knows what else. But, in the end, it will not make your gynecomastia go away, believe me. You cannot control this fullness on your chest that is controlling so much of your life without surgical intervention.

The solution begins with you finally recognizing that you have it. Then you have to come to your senses and realize that you can’t control it with behavioral changes, and that you need to seek the counsel of someone who understands it and treats it. It’s that simple. This is the only way you can move on with your life, which is too short to waste on worrying about your gynecomastia!

These were my reflections this Sunday night after reading 26 emails about gynecomastia and how you want to engage me at the AGC to finally put an end to all the BS you have been going through. To begin your journey toward treatment, I simply need about an hour of your time and I can end this burden once and for all.

This is what I do. This is what I have been doing for quite some time. This is what I am good at and what I completely understand. This is what I study. This is what makes me feel good.

So let me help you. All you have to do is reach out to me. The rest will be history.