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Specializing in Primary &
Revision Gynecomastia Surgery

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Category Archives: Preparing for Surgery

Real Patient Question: Do I Need an Ultrasound?

ultrasound for gynecomastia

Earlier this month, a member of gynecomastia.org asked whether it’s a good idea to have an ultrasound to determine what kind of tissue causes enlarged breasts (which he had done). We chimed in with two other gynecomastia specialists to give both short and more detailed answers. The short answer we all agree upon is, NO! … »

Friday, December 28, 2018

Gynecomastia Despair: There IS Hope!

man boobs in New York

Cases of man boobs are as individual as they come—and we’re not just talking about the physical condition. The psychological effects of gynecomastia can be utterly devastating, as we discuss here on our gynecomastia website’s welcome page. In many years of specializing in surgery for man boobs in New York, we have treated all kinds … »

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Telling Parents About Gynecomastia: What Can Happen

New York teens with gynecomastia

We often write posts about New York teens with gynecomastia, like the one we published several days ago offering articles to convince parents that male breast reduction can be a valid option for young guys. The fact is, there’s a special place in our hearts for adolescents with gynecomastia, especially those who struggle to broach … »

Friday, July 13, 2018

Real Patient Question: Finasteride After Gynecomastia Surgery?

Propecia and man boobs

We received an email from a former patient recently, asking about whether it’s ok to take finasteride for hair loss (usually marketed as Proscar or Propecia) after gynecomastia surgery. As you might imagine, we often talk with our New York gynecomastia patients about substances that are known to trigger (or highly suspected of triggering) man … »

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

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