Parabens and Gynecomastia

Parabens are used as a preservative and to stop the growth of bacteria and harmful mold in food since the early 1950’s. In addition to food products, parabens can be found in some cosmetics, hair products, shaving cream, and lotions, etc. Parabens can be absorbed through the skin besides being ingested through food, beverages, and some pharmaceuticals. What are Parabens? So what are parabens? Parabens are a man-made chemical that studies have shown can mimic estrogen in the body’s cells, [...]

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When Should You Worry About Your Male Breasts?

If you notice a change in your breasts, such as one or both feeling tender or they are swollen, Dr. Miguel Delgado, M.D. recommends that you see you doctor for an evaluation. If it is determined that you have gynecomastia, which is benign, treatment is not required unless it is causing emotional distress then male breast reduction surgery would be recommended. Determining the Cause of Gynecomastia When seeing a physician for male breast abnormalities, some of the questions you may [...]

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CoolSculpting Treats Pseudo-Gynecomastia

Pseudo-Gynecomastia can be treated with CoolSculpting San Jose, California-True gynecomastia is man boobs that are caused by excess breast tissue and excess fat. 60% of men will have some form of gynecomastia at some point in their life. Men with moobs may have what is termed pseudo-gynecomastia, which is not caused by breast tissue, but fat alone. Usually this is due to weight gain or aging. CoolSculpting Treatment Available for San Jose Patients Pseudo-gynecomastia is treated differently than true gynecomastia [...]

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Gynecomastia and Breast Cancer

Gynecomastia and Breast Cancer man front photo
San Jose, CA-Breast cancer is less common in men (1 in 1,000) than women (1 in 8) because men have lower levels of female hormones and less breast tissue. Men with gynecomastia, also known as moob’s have more breast tissue than normal, and many feel a button or disk like growth under the areola. This can be benign, or a possible cancerous tumor, and they need to have their breasts checked by the best top plastic cosmetic surgeon. There can [...]

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Emotional Consequences Gynecomastia Can Have on Men

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24-year-old resident of San Jose, California who presents for evaluation of his gynecomastia. His male breast enlargement has been present for ten years. He does have pain and tenderness in the chest area. He underwent gland excision and chest liposuction. He had 200 cc of fat aspirated from each side. His surgery was performed at Marin Cosmetic Surgery Center in Marin County, California. His photographs were taken 2 ½ months after surgery. San Jose, CA-Gynecomastia or male breasts can appear [...]

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Risperdal May Cause Gynecomastia

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San Jose, CA- There is an anti-psychotic drug “Risperdal” that is manufactured by Johnson and Johnson (J & J). The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the drug for adults in 1993 for the treatment of schizophrenia. Then the drug was approved in 2003 to include treatment of Bipolar I disorder in adults. Later in 2006 Risperdal was approved for treatment of irritability associated with autism in children from ages 5 to 16. Then approval was obtained in 2007 for [...]

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The Puffy Nipple Syndrome

The Puffy Nipple Syndrome man photo
This is an 18 year old male who presents with adolescent gynecomastia. He complained about having “fluffy nipples”. His goal was to flatten the nipples to look more natural in his clothing. He had suction assisted liposuction with glandular excision. His post surgical recovery displays his newly flattened nipples. San Jose, California-Some men believe “puffy nipples” are not true gynecomastia since it is only the areola/nipple complex involved. However, this is not the case; the puffy nipple is caused by [...]

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Drugs That Can Cause Gynecomastia

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San Jose, California-It is important to try to determine the cause of gynecomastia in order to avoid its re-occurrence  There are some cases where the cause will remain unknown, but for some, doctors will look at the types of medication or drugs, both prescription and over-the-counter, legal and illegal for a possible connection to the development of the male breast. Some of the drugs that have shown possible connection to gynecomastia are: Anabolic steroids Diuretics Calcium channel blockers used to treat [...]

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