For over 15 million men in the United States, and for many more worldwide, gynecomastia (enlarged male breasts) is a very real and embarrassing issue. It can occur for a number of reasons that trigger hormonal imbalances in the male body. Gynecomastia can come and go or can be permanent, depending on the stage of life and habits of the individual.
Understandably, men with gynecomastia are often ashamed or embarrassed by the condition, even though it’s not something they can control. Many companies make creams that are advertised to miraculously cure the problem. Unfortunately, these don’t work, and patients spend hundreds of dollars on a product that is no more effective than lotion.
Too Good to be True
While it would be nice to believe using a cream could treat gynecomastia, there is no evidence to support claims that these products work. Similar products are on the market for butt enhancement and breast enlargement for women, and while there may be isolated anecdotal evidence in favor of “natural” enhancement, these creams are generally thought to be a waste of money.
Unfortunately, gynecomastia treatment creams fall under the category of too good to be true. Why? Gynecomastia is linked to hormones and involves excess gland tissue; it often must be removed with surgery.
Surgery is the Only Tried-and-True Method
Surgical correction is the only way to successfully treat the excess tissue that comes with gynecomastia. This is because breast tissue is not made up of just fat; it is a combination of fat and glandular tissue that must be removed by a surgeon who understands the condition and its treatment. In the wrong hands, the effects of surgery can be disastrous, but when performed by a highly-qualified surgeon specializing in gynecomastia surgery, the positive results are permanent.
Call Us for Help
If you’re uncomfortable with how your gynecomastia affects your appearance, don’t despair. Our New York surgeons are gynecomastia specialists, and have successfully treated hundreds of men with the condition. To find out if you’re a candidate for treatment, and to learn more about gynecomastia, surgical treatment, and cost of surgery, call our offices in NYC or Long Island to schedule your free consultation.