The World’s Best Website for Information on Gynecomastia!
Gynecomastia used to be the “secret” men would hide with loose fitting shirts and hunched shoulders. It affected their social life as they would try to avoid going to the beach, pool parties or anywhere they might need to remove their shirt. Sadly, this is still prevalent, but now due to extensive media coverage, gynecomastia has become a known affliction. Most men are aware there are options available to them to get rid of their enlarged male breasts.
A San Francisco Bay Area psychologist, Merle Yost, is all too familiar with gynecomastia, as he was a sufferer himself since puberty. After Yost had male breast reduction surgery, he realized what a difference it made for him; he then focused a large part of his practice in helping men with gynecomastia. However, Yost was not satisfied with the limited scope of his practice; he wanted to reach more men. He felt strongly that men needed to know that there is hope, and there are options that can be life changing.
In 1996, Merle Yost came up with the idea to create the website www.gynecomastia.org, thereby having no geographical boundaries. He wanted a website that would be educational and full of information on gynecomastia. Yost contacted Miguel Delgado, M.D. San Francisco’s top gynecomastia specialist, to collaborate with him in his endeavor. Dr. Delgado was only too happy to help with this project as he was in agreement with the tremendous need to make enlarged male breast information available. Dr. Delgado contributed an FAQ’s section, wrote articles, and posted many before and after pictures of his patients.
The most popular section of the website is the forums. The forums have many sub-categories with “gynecomastia talk” the most visited. This is an area where men can get support from other members and the ability to ask questions. There are several gynecomastia surgeons who are members of the site who donate their time and will also answer questions.
Miguel Delgado, MD is a featured doctor on Gynecomastia.org.
Men do need to register to participate; however, there is no charge to become a member. The purpose of registration allows the administrators of the website to monitor the content and keep abusive and insensitive material away from the members.
Miguel Delgado, M.D. encourages his gynecomastia patients to visit the website and participate in the forums if they so choose. In addition to the forums, there are scientific articles posted, blogs from many surgeons, before and after pictures, FAQ’s and there is a directory of gynecomastia surgeons from all over the United States and beyond.