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Elliot W. Jacobs, MD, FACS - Diplomate, American Board Of Plastic Surgery

Specializing in Primary &
Revision Gynecomastia Surgery

815 Park Avenue New York, NY 10021
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Beer Boobs: The Real Story

IPAs and man boobs

Oh, say it ain’t so! Beer can cause man boobs? Last month, an article in the online magazine Vice reported that beer—specifically IPA—can cause men to sprout breasts. We’re here to tell you it ain’t so, or at least that you probably don’t have anything to worry about. Even if India Pale Ale is your … »

Friday, September 15, 2017

Idiopathic Gynecomastia: What Does it Mean?

causes of gynecomastia

If you have enlarged male breasts, like thousands of guys we’ve treated for man boobs in New York over the years, you’ve probably learned some new words. “Gynecomastia” is one, the medical term for your condition. Another new word you might be interested to know is “idiopathic.” Merriam-Webster defines it this way: arising spontaneously or … »

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Steroids and Gynecomastia: Some Thoughts

steroids and gynecomastia

If a substance is a known cause of gynecomastia, or man boobs, you shouldn’t take it, right? Seems simple enough, but for some folks it’s not that easy. Certain heart medications can cause breast growth in men, for instance, but the health benefits of taking them outweighs that possible side effect for those with a … »

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Does Fast Food Cause Moobs?

does fast food cause gynecomastia?

“Man Has Surgery To Remove Breast, Doctors Blame Fast Food,” an online headline stated just last week. Just one problem: fast food does not cause man boobs. Admittedly, it can be tricky to pinpoint the cause of gynecomastia in many cases and doctors still have much to learn about the condition. But in this day … »

Monday, August 14, 2017

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