When Gynecomastia Strikes

When Gynecomastia Strikes

Living with gynecomastia, or unwanted male breast tissue, can make many men feel embarrassed and isolated. It's not something many men want to discuss, either. However, did you know that nearly 70 percent of men experience gynecomastia in their lifetime? While many of these cases develop in middle age or later, younger men and even boys can also develop unwanted breast tissue. Whenever gynecomastia strikes, Dr. Johnson can remove it and help give you the masculine look you want.

Teenage Gynecomastia
Between 50 and 60 percent of teenage and pre-teen boys develop unwanted male breast tissue due to the hormonal fluctuations of puberty when estrogen levels are high. There have also been studies that link the development of unwanted male breast tissue in adolescents to exposure to phytoestrogens (plant estrogens) found in personal care products such as shampoo and body wash. Hormone levels become more balanced over time, and most men develop a more masculine appearance in their early 20s.

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Don't Let 'Moobs' Stand in the Way of Summer Fun

Don't Let 'Moobs' Stand in the Way of Summer Fun

Summer has definitely hit in Dallas. Time to crank up the air conditioning and jump in the pool. But do you hesitate taking off your shirt and diving into summer fun because you have "moobs," also known as man boobs? If you’re sweating and struggling with enlarged male breast tissue, suffer no longer. Dr. Bill Johnson treats men with enlarged breast tissue at Innovations.

What Causes Moobs?
Moobs, medically known as gynecomastia, are caused by a number of conditions, the most common of which is weight gain. Some men are able to diet and exercise to eliminate moobs that develop as a result of weight gain, but others are stuck with enlarged tissue because fat in this area can be stubborn and refuse to tone. Gynecomastia affects 40 percent of men in America.

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More Men Seeking Cosmetic Procedures

More Men Seeking Cosmetic Procedures

Cosmetic surgery is not just popular among women, according to a recent article from Allure magazine.

While historically most cosmetic surgery patients have been women, the number of men seeking out cosmetic and aesthetic procedures is on the rise.

According to a study by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 31 percent of men were "extremely likely" to consider a cosmetic procedure.

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