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Dr. Joseph Cruise

Can Gynecomastia be Treated with Testosterone?

By Dr. Joseph Cruise

Gynecomastia, characterized by excess breast tissue in males, can be a source of discomfort and self-consciousness. Given the hormonal origin of the condition, a natural question arises: can testosterone therapy effectively manage gynecomastia? Testosterone therapy can help with many things but cannot cure gynecomastia. Learn more about how testosterone levels…

What Does Gynecomastia Feel Like?

By Dr. Joseph Cruise

Gynecomastia, a condition unique to males, manifests as an excess of breast tissue, often stemming from hormonal imbalances. When testosterone levels dip below those of estrogen, the chest can enlarge, impacting individuals of all ages and influencing both their self-confidence and daily routines. Fortunately, through gynecomastia surgery, individuals can restore…

When Should I See a Doctor for Gynecomastia?

By Dr. Joseph Cruise

You’ve probably heard of the term “man boobs”—commonly used to describe the enlargement of male breasts to the point of appearing like a feminine breast. In the scientific community, this rapid breast tissue development in men is called gynecomastia.  Regardless of what you call it, it’s not a surprise that…

Common Problems Seen in Gynecomastia Revision Cases

By Dr. Joseph Cruise

Gynecomastia is a condition that causes excess male breast tissue typically due to a hormonal imbalance. This condition can affect males of all ages and can negatively impact an individual’s self-esteem and confidence. Thankfully, gynecomastia surgery can permanently correct the condition for a flatter, more masculine chest. When choosing a…

Does Gynecomastia Go Away?

By Dr. Joseph Cruise

Gynecomastia is the medical term for enlarged male breasts. It is quite common for teenagers going through puberty to experience this condition. For most young men, it goes away on its own by the age of 21. Adult males who have gynecomastia are rarely able to get rid of it…

Healthy, Happy and Confident After Gynecomastia Surgery

By Dr. Joseph Cruise

The effect gynecomastia surgery has on men is more powerful than most people could ever imagine. Living with gynecomastia can mean a life filled with ridiculing, embarrassment, humiliation, confinement, lack of intimate relationships, and constant struggle to find clothing that will hide one’s abnormal breasts.  Only recently has there been more…

Gynecomastia Statistics Released for 2012

By Dr. Joseph Cruise

As one of the top Los Angeles gynecomastia surgeons, Dr. Cruise pays close attention to the statistical results reported each year by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Earlier this year they released their 2012 findings for cosmetic procedures, which included some interesting data about gynecomastia surgery (male breast reduction)….