Tuesday, July 28, 2015

No One is Immune from Gynecomastia

Celebrities Suffer With Gynecomastia too

Sacramento, California 

It is a known fact that at least 65% of all men suffer from gynecomastia at some point in their life. It comes as no surprise that many celebrities suffer from the condition. Who can forget the episode of “Seinfeld” when Kramer and George invented a man’s bra called the “bro” or “manzier.” The episode did a lot to bring attention to gynecomastia; the secret men don’t want to talk about.

Unfortunately for celebrities who are constantly in the public eye, it is almost impossible for them to hide their man boobs. Among famous actors with male breasts are; Jack Black, Ice T, David Hasselhoff, John Travolta, Simon Cowell, Hulk Hogan, Mickey Rourke, Jack Nicholson, Steven Tyler, Russell Crowe, Tom Cruise, Mel Gibson, and many more. Some have chosen to have male breast reduction surgery, other have not.

Simon Cowell and gynecomastia- Sacramento,CA
Simon Cowell

One of the latest celebrities to come forward to announce that he has gynecomastia is Bernie Parent, the famous Stanley Cup hockey player. It is a very sensitive issue for men, and the ones that choose to share their story should be congratulated as their revelation is obviously their hope to help other men.

Many men will find as they age they will develop breasts as their testosterone levels change, and they gain weight. For most of these men, their breasts are caused by fat alone and not breast tissue. If a man’s gynecomastia is caused by fat without additional breast tissue, they will have more options for treatment. Liposuction is one treatment that works very well, but beware if you have breast tissue the result may be worse than prior to surgery. Another increasingly popular treatment for reducing fat is CoolSculpting, a non-surgical treatment that kills fat cells by freezing them. This is what Bernie Parent at age 70, discovered when he finally had enough of his man boobs affecting his quality of life. He sought out the advice of a plastic surgeon who informed him that since his breasts appeared to be caused only by fat that CoolSculpting may be a good option for him.

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Bernie Parent Before and After Two CoolSculpting Treatments

To date, Bernie has had two treatments and is thrilled with his results. His doctor said that he could possibly get even better results with one more treatment but at this point he is very happy with his results. Bernie is finally able to enjoy outings on his boat and to go to the beach with his kids and grandkids, something he never did before. He stated that he hadn’t even owned a bathing suit in 40 years.

CoolSculpting is a remarkable treatment that is done as on office procedure. One treatment lasts about an hour to an hour and a half. Most patients work on their laptops, watch a movie or even take a nap. It takes several weeks to see the results as the dead fat cells are naturally shed from the body. There is a great advantage to the slow process of the shrinking fat cells; it gives the skin time to retract on its own. Depending on the elasticity of the skin and how much fat is removed, will determine how well the skin will shrink back.

If man boobs have been causing distress in your life, maybe it is time to see someone who can give you options. Miguel Delgado, M.D. has been treating gynecomastia patients since 1989 and is a gynecomastia expert. Call (415) 898-4161 or email today to schedule a consultation.