Gynecomastia: Dealing with Male Breasts

From the Show: Health Radio
Summary: What is gynecomastia? How do you deal with it?
Air Date: 5/26/16
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Robert Cohen, MD
Dr. Robert CohenRobert Cohen, MD, FACS, is a diplomat of the American Board of Plastic Surgery, and is the medical director for the Scottsdale Center for Plastic Surgery in Paradise Valley, AZ, one of the premier aesthetic surgery practices in the Southwest United States. Dr. Cohen reconstructs his patients’ bodies, and also helps to educate them on the latest available techniques and technology, and the best ways to avoid complications after surgery. He recently expanded his practice to include an office location in Santa Monica, CA. Dr. Cohen specializes in cosmetic procedures for men and women, with a focus on aesthetic surgery of the breast and body.
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Gynecomastia: Dealing with Male Breasts
Gynecomastia is the enlargement of male breast tissue. It is caused by a hormonal imbalance of estrogen and testosterone. It can affect one or both breasts. It can happen to infants, boys in puberty and older men. While it may go away on its own, sometimes surgery is necessary to correct the symptoms.

Hormonal imbalance can be caused by natural changes in the body and can self-correct in some cases within six months or two years. Gynecomastia can also result from alcohol use, certain medications, street drugs and health conditions.

Gynecomastia is an embarrassing condition. If the symptoms don't resolve when the cause is treated, some men opt to get surgery to remove the excess tissue.

Listen in as Dr. Robert Cohen discusses gynecomastia.