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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…

A Closer Look at the Main Gynecomastia Components

By Dr. Joseph Cruise

Gynecomastia is a condition that often presents itself as excess breast tissue, excess fat, and/or excess skin in male breasts. Often called male breast enlargement or enlarged male breasts, there can be one or more components causing the condition, and discovering those causes can help you understand the options for…

Can Insurance Cover Gynecomastia Surgery?

By DLM Developer

Gynecomastia is a condition where excess breast tissue and/or fat enlarge the chest. Gynecomastia surgery can reduce chest volume, improving self-image, confidence, and heightened masculine appearance. When considering gynecomastia, it is important to contact your insurance company to see if you have coverage for the cost. While most insurance companies…

What Type of Gynecomastia Do I Have?

By Dr. Joseph Cruise

Gynecomastia (enlarged male breasts) does not occur similarly among all male teenagers and adults. there are certain factors that may differentiate one case from another. Not only does the size of breast enlargement vary, but so does the make-up of what is causing it and the quality of the skin….

Gynecomastia Consultation Questions

By Dr. Joseph Cruise

Certifications/Memberships Are you board certified in plastic surgery? If yes, with whom? Are you a member of national associations of societies in your specialty? If yes, with whom? Experience How many years have you been performing gynecomastia surgery? Do you consider yourself a gynecomastia specialist? If so, why? How many…

Vectra 3D Imaging Now Available at LA Gynecomastia

By Dr. Joseph Cruise

  Los Angeles Gynecomastia, one of the top gynecomastia practices in the United States, is now offering Vectra 3D imaging as a tool to show male breast reduction patients what they can expect to look like following surgery. Until recently, 3D imaging was available, but had limitations on what body…

Gyencomastia surgery – What sets Dr. Cruise apart?

By Dr. Joseph Cruise

Dr. Cruise is recognized as one of the top 5 gynecomastia surgeons in the United States. Over the past decade, he has dedicated a large portion of his practice to gynecomastia surgery. Dr. Cruise has studied not only the physical characteristics of gynecomastia, but also the devastating emotional effects it has…

Beach Bound and Shirtless, First Time in Years.

By Dr. Joseph Cruise

Gynecomastia surgery changes one man’s life. Since he was a teenager, Dr. Cruise’s patient, Ian, had been suffering with a rare case of uni-lateral gynecomastia, which means having only one enlarged breast. Around 17 years old, Ian stopped playing water polo and wasn’t spending time at the pool or beach. During…

Gynecomastia Surgery – Words to Know

By Dr. Joseph Cruise

As you take the necessary steps to educate yourself about gynecomastia and gynecomastia surgery, it will be helpful to familiarize yourself with the common terminology used. Gynecomastia (enlarged male breasts) – Gyne refers to female and mastia refers to the breast. Gynecomastia is strictly a male disorder in which swelling…