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Revision Gynecomastia Surgery

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Archives: March 2018

Lavender, Tea Tree Oil and Man Boobs in the News Again

man boobs in adolescent boys

The most perplexing puzzle about gynecomastia is what’s behind each case. Don’t get us wrong—there’s a lot the medical community does know about causes of man boobs. But that doesn’t mean we understand exactly why one guy gets it and another doesn’t. Or why many teens suffer from man boobs for just a few months … »

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Estrogen and Gynecomastia: 3 Questions

man boobs New York

Once they understand that breast growth—both female and male—is triggered by estrogen, guys with gynecomastia often have some logical follow on questions. By the time we see patients with man boobs in New York, they are usually past worrying about how the excess tissue occurred and whether there might be non-surgical solutions. (Hint: the answer … »

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Why We Use Twilight Sedation for Gynecomastia Surgery

IV sedation for gynecomastia surgery

Local anesthesia for gynecomastia surgery is less expensive for the patient. General anesthesia is easier for the surgical team. So why do we use twilight or intravenous (IV) sedation for our New York man boobs patients? Here’s why IV sedation is clearly the best choice for the guys we work with. Local Sedation is Risky … »

Sunday, March 4, 2018

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