Gynecomastia can be challenging to understand, but with an enlightening exploration led by esteemed plastic surgeon Dr. Theodore Diktaban, patients do not have to suffer alone. Through his expertise, we debunk myths surrounding this condition, offering clarity and empowerment to those seeking understanding and treatment for gynecomastia.

The Gynecomastia Facts vs Myths

Gynecomastia is commonly misunderstood and remains clouded in numerous myths as a result. However, Gynecomastia is not a reflection of your masculinity; it is a condition characterized by enlarged breast tissue in men and is typically caused by hormone imbalances. Debunking some common myths can help empower men to make the right decisions based on their individual situation:

Myth 1: Gynecomastia Only Affects Overweight Men

Gynecomastia can affect men of all body types, including those who are lean or underweight from hormonal imbalances, medications, and certain medical conditions.

Myth 2: Gynecomastia Will Go Away on Its Own

If the underlying cause of gynecomastia is not addressed, the condition is unlikely to go away on its own. Seeking medical advice for evaluation and appropriate treatment is crucial.

Myth 3: Gynecomastia Is Always Caused by Estrogen

While estrogen does play a role in the development of gynecomastia, it can also result from other hormonal imbalances, medications that disrupt hormone levels, or underlying medical conditions affecting hormone regulation.

Myth 4: Gynecomastia Is Always Physically Harmful

While gynecomastia itself may not pose a significant physical health risk, it can have psychological and emotional impacts. Many men with gynecomastia experience embarrassment, low self-esteem, and anxiety, which can affect their quality of life.

The Causes and Diagnosis of Gynecomastia

Gynecomastia is most often caused by hormone imbalances – specifically, a higher-than-average level of estrogens compared to androgens. It can occur at any age and result from various factors, including genetics, weight gain, and certain medications. The key to understanding the cause of gynecomastia is not to self-diagnose but to seek expert medical opinion.

Gynecomastia Treatment Options

The most suitable treatment for gynecomastia will vary depending on individual cases. Lifestyle alterations may suffice for some, while others might require medical therapy or surgery.

Gynecomastia surgery, also known as male breast reduction surgery, is the most effective method for a sculpted, refined chest. Dr. Theodore Diktaban specializes in this surgical intervention, and his expertise ensures patients benefit from a treatment plan devised with deep knowledge and understanding of the condition.

Empowerment through Gynecomastia Treatments

Dealing with gynecomastia is about achieving your desired body confidence and enhancing your quality of life. Remember, it’s not about insecurities; it’s about empowerment. Dr. Diktaban is here to guide you on this journey, delivering treatments that celebrate your individuality and vision for your body.

Don’t let myths and misconceptions about gynecomastia keep you from the truth. Call (646) 583-3989 for more information or to book a consultation with Dr. Theodore Diktaban through the online contact form.

The friendly, knowledgeable staff at Diktaban, MD, located at 635 Madison Avenue, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10022, are ready to answer your questions, address your concerns, and help you navigate your journey to reclaim your confidence.

Double Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon at THEODORE DIKTABAN, MD, FACS | + posts

Dr. Theodore Diktaban, MD FACS, a double board-certified plastic surgeon with 35+ years of experience, specializes in safe and subtle cosmetic treatments, enhancing natural beauty and boosting self-confidence in the Upper East Side and New York City.

Theodore Diktaban, MD, FACS
Double Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon

For over 35 years, Theodore Diktaban, MD, FACS, has made it his life's work to enhance the natural beauty of his patients in the Upper East Side and surrounding areas of New York City. As a double board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Diktaban provides the ideal blend of realistic, aesthetic, and safe cosmetic treatments and procedures.

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