All posts tagged Gynecomastia

17 Sep 2015

Get 6-Pack Abs Like Your Favorite NFL Player

Tom Brady and His 6-Pack Stomach

Tom Brady (Image courtesy Jeffrey Beall on Wikimedia Commons via CC BY-SA 3.0)

Colin Kaepernick

Colin Kaepernick (Image courtesy Moe Epsilon on Wikipedia via CC BY-SA 2.0 Generic license)

You might not be a New England Patriots fan, but even so, you can’t deny that Tom Brady has the best abs in the game. Look at some of the other hot man bods of the game—Eric Decker, or Colin Kaepernick. They all have proportionate bodies, each boasting well-defined buttocks that perfectly balance their mascuine torso.

Of course, working out doesn’t always really pan out in the way we’d hoped. If you want to bulk up like Kaepernick, you might want to consider butt implants for men – or ab implants that can help flaunt your looks.

Sweat-Free Six Packs

Footballers have some of the best six packs because they toil away at the gym every day, but can you? If your genes are working against you, it may not even be worth it to try to get that ripped physique. If you want to get those abs quickly (without dropping dead due to exhaustion at the gym), get abdominal implants.

During this procedure, your surgeon removes stubborn belly fat, sculpts the muscles in the area, and inserts subtle implants. These implants are soft and give you a more natural, comfortable look.

Side effects of ab implants are minimal and typically subside within a week after the surgery.

What is Gynecomastia?

You don’t see Kaepernick walking around with man boobs, do you? Of course not. If you want to have a fully football-style torso, you will need to get rid of those with gynecomastia treatment.

Gynecomastia treatment, also known as male breast reduction surgery, ranges from liposuction to chest lifts – all depending on the nature of your condition. The results of a gynecomastia cure are evident immediately and give you the football chest women go crazy for.

Butt Implants, Too?

Lifting heavy weights does not always bulk up a man’s buttock region. Male butt implants give you that taught, football-player look that gives you the appearance of running miles every day.

Gluteal enhancement is a safe and easy procedure that involves taking fat from one part of your body, then injecting it in the butt area. This option offers a more natural look than silicone implants.

You might not have the epic football playing skills to show off during next season, but some help, you can certainly flaunt a footballer’s physique. All that you need to do for that footballer body is call the right doctor.
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9 Jul 2015

Man Boobs: A Run-Through on Gynecomastia Treatment

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This infographic was made by Dr. Douglas Steinbrech to help men visualize some of the facts and treatments for men suffering from gynecomastia. More commonly known as “man boobs,” gynecomastia is the enlargement of the glandular tissue of the male breast.

It can happen for a variety of reasons, including drug use, hormonal imbalances, aging, or even chemotherapy. You are not at fault if you get gynecomastia. This is a condition that can affect anyone.  As of right now, gynecomastia is the fourth most common male plastic surgery treatment. Over 26,000 gynecomastia surgeries were performed in America in 2014 alone. That number continues to increase as more men choose to take back their manhood.

For years, men struggled with the shame and embarrassment from gynecomastia. It was just accepted that there would be no cure. This condition creates serious self-esteem and body issues. However, that’s not the worst of it.

Gynecomastia can cause chronic pain by leaving painful lumps and even open sores under the nipple. Most of the time, symptoms start with breast development, then lead to bloody nipple discharge and tenderness. It can be extremely confusing for those with it, to say the least.

Dr. Steinbrech’s expertise for curing gynecomastia is renowned throughout the world. He helped create, or personally created over 50 peer-reviewed publications. He’s also a regular speaker on the topic. That’s why the men who want to ensure they get the best treatment go to him.

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Treatments

  • Medication: Doctors may offer medicines that block the effects of estrogen in men
  • Surgery: Male breast reduction surgery remains the most popular option to remove excess breast tissue from your chest.
  • Mild Gynecomastia: Usually treated with liposuction (incision hidden in armpit)
  • Moderate Gynecomastia: Usually treated with excision of fibers gland (small incision) and liposuction
  • Severe Gynecomastia: Requires a full Chest Lift

Gynecomastia Surgery Breakdown

  • Results Lifespan: Permanent
  • Full Recovery Time: Up to 6 weeks
  • Pricing (nationwide average): $5,425 – $8,500, based on location and severity
  • Post-op pain: 4/10 (1 – Excruciatingly Unbearable; 10 – Mild)

 

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17 Mar 2015

Let’s Talk About “Man Boobs…”

“Man Boobs.” You’ve heard the term. What many may not know is that breast enlargement in men is a common and treatable condition called gynecomastia. A more technical, academic definition of gynecomastia (other than “man boobs”) is the swelling of breast tissue in boys or men caused by a hormone imbalance.

Causes of Gynecomastia

Testosterone and estrogen are what control the development of sex characteristics in humans. When the amount of estrogen becomes higher than that of testosterone, breast growth can result in males.
These hormone changes aren’t always abnormal. Male infants can get this due to exposure to their mother’s estrogen. Hormone levels fluctuate during a boy’s teen years as well. In many cases, the enlarged breast tissue that may result goes down without treatment within six months to two years.

Sometimes, it can be caused by other issues. Disorders such as Klinefelter’s syndrome can easily result in decreased testosterone production and relatively high estrogen levels. Certain testicular cancers may also cause men to secrete hormones, leading to breast growth.

The Psychological Problems of Having “Man Boobs”

It’s no secret that man boobs can cause serious social problems, especially if the breast enlargement is pronounced. Countless young men suffered through taunting and ostracization over their “man boobs” during high school and college. Breast growth is one of the most common reasons why men refuse to lift up their shirts, and with summer rapidly approaching, it can easily instill dread in any man suffering from this condition.

And with beach season approaching, the desire to correct this condition is even more pressing.

Treatment for “Man Boobs” with Dr. Douglas Steinbrech

Fortunately, there are solutions. Male breast reduction surgery can help get a flatter, firmer appearance. Dr. Douglas Steinbrech performs these procedures on an outpatient basis on a daily basis. During surgery, glandular tissue is removed from the breasts, and in extreme cases, excess skin may be extracted as well. The end result is a permanent reduction in male breast tissue – and a massive boost in your confidence!

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16 Feb 2015

Gynecomastia Treatments 101

Gynecomastia is the result of a strong hormonal imbalance caused by a drop in testosterone or spike in estrogen in a man’s body. It can affect men of any age. Most people won’t notice the hormone imbalance, but will notice when the primary symptom, male breast growth, happens to them.

Men rarely want to talk about the fact that they may have breast tissue that doesn’t belong there. It’s understandable; it’s embarrassing. It’s a taboo subject, but it’s one that needs to be discussed. Thankfully, there are a variety of gynecomastia treatments that men can talk to their doctors about.

Gynecomastia Treatments

Medications

Sometimes, medications can alleviate gynecomastia. Most of them work by treating the hormonal imbalance. This medication can include tamoxifen, astrozole, and raloxifene. Medication involving hormones should always be taken cautiously due to the potential of adverse reactions. Doctors need to monitor this kind of treatment heavily. It’s risky and might not work.

Surgery

Surgery is both the best option and the most effective treatment for gynecomastia. The operation can involve a mastectomy or liposuction, or both. Downtime is approximately one week, but the results last forever. Generally speaking, this is seen as one of the best ways to treat this condition – and trust us when we say that this option grows more popular with every day that passes.

Compression Vest

Yes, a compression vest or shirt can give immediate physical results. However, it only hides the symptoms. It’s not a real treatment as much as it is a short-term fix for a long-term problem. It’s far wiser to get surgery or medication than to try to hide a problem that could (literally) grow.

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21 Apr 2014

Male Breast Reduction: The Easy Way to Get More Masculine

GynecomastiaMore often than not, what people associate with masculinity involves what a man has – rather than what he doesn’t. We think of a “manly man” as the one who has a nice jawline, a thick beard, and a good set of muscles.

But, masculinity isn’t just about what men have. It also can be defined by what they don’t have. Take, for example, breasts.

On women, breasts are sexy. On men, it’ll turn you into the punchline of many brutal jokes – or even make you appear feminine. In men, having breasts is called gynecomastia, and it’s way more common than you’d think. Approximately 60% of all men will deal with gynecomastia in some form through their lives. It can happen earlier in life, or later in life, and can have a variety of causes ranging from hormones to aging.

Thankfully, there is a simple surgical solution that can help you avoid the shame of having breasts. Male breast reduction surgery is a permanent way to get rid of the extra fat and breast tissue that men develop when they have gynecomastia. It takes only two hours to do, and after your procedure, you get a flatter, firmer, more masculine chest forever.

Dr. Steinbrech has been performing male breast reduction surgery for years, and is considered a leading expert in this field. If you want to boost your masculinity and take control of your body, it’s time to give him a call.
 
 
 
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