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Gynecomastia Explained

Wednesday, October 21st, 2015

There are many reasons why certain men develop gynecomastia. Some men may develop gynecomastia during puberty or can be genetically related.  Dr. Dadvand explains gynecomastia surgery and the common causes. Dr. Dadvand is one of the most experienced Gynecomastia surgeons in the LA area. [video width="640" height="360" mp4="http://drdadvandplasticsurgery.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/La-Plastic-Surgeon-Dr.-Babak-Dadvand_-Gynecomastia.mp4"][/video] ...

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Permanence of Gynecomastia Surgery

Wednesday, October 14th, 2015

Dr. Dadvand explains to Cosmetic Network about the permanence of gynecomastia surgery and why people should not worry about fatty breast tissue growing back post-surgery. Learn how surgery can be an option for your if you are suffering from enlarge breasts. [video width="640" height="360" mp4="http://drdadvandplasticsurgery.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/La-Plastic-Surgeon-Dr.-Babak-Dadvand_-Is-Gynecomastia-Surgery-Permanent_.mp4"][/video] ...

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Gynecomastia Patient Story

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015

Gynecomastia surgery is more than just a cosmetic solution to enlarged male breasts.  Our patient, Tony shares his experience with gynecomastia, explaining his consultation with Dr. Dadvand and the smooth recovery process. With the help of Dr. Dadvand, he was able to regain confidence in his own body. [video width="640" height="360" mp4="http://drdadvandplasticsurgery.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Gynecomastia-Patient-Testimonial_-Male-Breast-Reduction-Surgery-with-Dr.-Dadvand.mp4"][/video] ...

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Gynecomastia Patient Testimonial

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015

A few years ago, Anthony found browsed the internet and found Dr. Dadvand’s website.  After researching many surgeons in the Los Angeles area, Anthony decided to schedule a consultation with Dr. Dadvand. From his consultation to his follow up appointments, Anthony was very pleased with the level of service with Dr. Dadvand and his staff. Anthony is now able ...

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Actor & Gynecomastia Patient Mini Documentary

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

In a recent video we follow Robert, an actor in Los Angeles, through his gynecomastia journey. Gynecomastia can cause men to feel ashamed and uncomfortable in their own skin. In Robert’s case, his gynecomastia caused him physical pain, making exercising painful. After consulting several doctors who were not able to properly diagnose Robert’s condition, Dr. Dadvand was able to confidently provide Robert with the ...

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Finasteride and Gynecomastia

Friday, January 9th, 2015

Almost all medications have some reported side effects, with certain side effects more common than others. Recently, finasteride has come into the spotlight as a potential cause of gynecomastia. Finasteride is commonly used for male pattern baldness (Propecia) and benign prostatic hypertrophy (Proscar). It was initially approved by the FDA for the treatment of BPH in 1992 and for baldness ...

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Gynecomastia Surgery for Out of Town Patients

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

As a specialist in gynecomastia surgery I see and perform this surgery on a routine bases. One of the interesting things I have been noticing is the number of patients who are coming to see and be treated by me from outside of Los Angeles. Gynecomastia is a relatively common issue affecting men of all ages and sizes. Whether ...

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Gynecomastia Surgery Revision: There is Hope

Monday, June 30th, 2014

With any surgery, there is always a risk of needing revision surgery.  As an expert in gynecomastia surgery, I see patients in consultation who have had their surgery elsewhere and are not happy with their results. Typically, patients needing revision fall into two categories: over-resection and under-resection. Both types of patients have different challenges but by far the more ...

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Gynecomastia Surgery and the Recovery Process: Day by Day

Monday, June 16th, 2014

Gynecomastia surgery is a straight-forward out-patient procedure that can greatly improve self-confidence and self-esteem. The surgery is a crucial aspect of the entire process but the recovery process is just as important. The following is a day by day guide of what to expect with the surgery and what is expected of the patient. Day 0: Surgery day, the most ...

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The Skinny on Gynexin

Friday, November 22nd, 2013

Gynexin is an herbal supplement reported to effectively treat gynecomastia. What is it, how does it work, and what are the claims of success? In this post I will break down the details on this medical treatment for gynecomastia. First of all, I must preface this post by saying that there have been many reported medical “cures” for gynecomastia, yet ...

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Can Soy Products Cause Gynecomastia?

Friday, September 27th, 2013

As a plastic surgeon specializing in gynecomastia, I am asked whether different products can cause gynecomastia. There are many different medications or products that can increase the chance of gynecomastia, such as anabolic steroids, HGH, certain hair growth stimulants, not to mention a host of antidepressant, anti-seizure, and cardiac medications. One product which I want to discuss is soy. Being ...

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Gynecomastia Incision Healing

Friday, August 30th, 2013

One of the most common questions and concerns during a gynecomastia consultation revolves around the incision. For most males with glandular gynecomastia, some sort of excision is necessary because liposuction alone will not remove this rubbery tissue. Typically the incision I use to remove this firm breast tissue is an inferior peri-areolar incision. If you think of the areola as ...

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Your Gynecomastia Consultation

Friday, June 14th, 2013

Gynecomastia surgery can be a very gratifying procedure for men. It can instill a sense of confidence and self-esteem and is a relatively common procedure performed in my practice. But in order to undergo a gynecomastia surgery, you first need to take the first step and schedule a consultation. In this post I will give a little insight into ...

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Gynecomastia: 5 Questions to Ask Yourself if You Think You Have it

Friday, June 7th, 2013

When did I first notice it? Gynecomastia commonly occurs as a response to hormone fluctuations. This can be either due to the body’s own hormone production (i.e. during puberty) or from external sources (i.e. steroids). Am I taking anything that may be causing gynecomastia? Most often gynecomastia is physiologic, meaning it occurs at times in a male’s life when they ...

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Gynecomastia in the Massive Weight Loss Male

Friday, May 24th, 2013

Gynecomastia is a relatively common occurrence in men. In most men with gynecomastia, there is a firm glandular tissue centered under the areola and varying amounts of fat. Typically in these men the skin tone is good and will retract very well with glandular excision and/or liposuction. Men who have undergone significant weight loss are left with a not only ...

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Gynecomastia and the Asymmetric Chest

Friday, May 17th, 2013

Gynecomastia comes in all shapes and sizes.  When examining a patient with gynecomastia, I take time to look at any natural asymmetry (or difference) between the left and right chest. There are many different ways that the chest can be asymmetric. Volume asymmetry: There is a larger amount of glandular or fatty tissue on one side than the other. Also, ...

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Gynecomastia Recurrence: Can it Come Back?

Friday, May 10th, 2013

Gynecomastia is caused by an excess of glandular, or breast, tissue. Pseudogynecomastia is caused by an excess of fatty tissue. Both conditions can give the male chest a more feminine contour. Surgery for gynecomastia is best performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in gynecomastia surgery. Although recurrence of gynecomastia is not common after excision, it may occur ...

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Gynecomastia Grading System

Friday, April 5th, 2013

In medicine, we use grading systems to be able to communicate how severe a condition is as well as what the potential best treatment is for that grade. Gynecomastia is no different and yes, there is a grading system for gynecomastia as well. There are several grading systems for gynecomastia. However, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons has adopted ...

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Gynecomastia Surgery: What to Expect

Friday, March 29th, 2013

Gynecomastia surgery is becoming very commonplace. As a plastic surgeon specializing in gynecomastia surgery, I spend a considerable amount of time discussing the procedure and the recovery with my patients. In a previous post I discussed the different surgical options for gynecomastia based on how the patient presents. The surgical technique needs to be tailored to that specific patient’s ...

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Gynecomastia Surgery Options

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

Gynecomastia is a condition that affects men of all body types. Once other causes of gynecomastia, such as medications, hormone imbalance, and other endocrine issues have been ruled out, surgery can be considered as treatment. There are different types of gynecomastia, and accordingly the surgical procedure should be tailored to treat the type of gynecomastia that patient has. In some ...

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Causes of Gynecomastia

Friday, March 15th, 2013

Gynecomastia is a relatively common problem affecting males of all ages.  While some males who present with gynecomastia have no identifiable cause for their gynecomastia, it is not to say that there aren’t known causes of gynecomastia.  In fact, there can be many different causes of gynecomastia. In this entry I will categorize the main causes of gynecomastia. The broad ...

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Puffy Nipples

Friday, March 8th, 2013

Gynecomastia comes in all shapes and sizes. One form of gynecomastia that is relatively common is referred to as “puffy nipples”.  This type of gynecomastia is typically present in normal or thin build males, but may occur in males of all body types. But what causes puffy nipple? To answer this one must have an understanding of what makes ...

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Gynecomastia: Psychosocial Implications

Friday, March 1st, 2013

Gynecomastia is a relatively common occurrence in men. Males with gynecomastia can not only have physical symptoms, such as pain, but also psychological issues.  Most men who develop gynecomastia feel a sense of embarrassment. This is especially true in the adolescent population. A fair number of boys (40-65%) develop some form of gynecomastia during puberty.  In a majority of ...

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What is Gynecomastia

Friday, February 22nd, 2013

Gynecomastia is quite literally defined as female breast (from the Greek words gyne and mastia).  It is a condition where males develop increased tissue in their chest. Gynecomastia can take on different forms and depending on the type of gynecomastia, the treatment will differ. One form of gynecomastia involves a firm mass centered underneath the areola. This is predominantly breast ...

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Physiologic Gynecomastia

Friday, February 15th, 2013

Gynecomastia is a condition where the male chest takes on a more feminine appearance. There are many causes of gynecomastia.  However, there are instances where gynecomastia is a natural part of a male’s life cycle. This is referred to as physiologic gynecomastia. Physiologic gynecomastia occurs in three phases of a male’s life.  The first phase is in the newborn period. ...

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