What Causes Gynecomastia and What Can I Do About It?

Gynecomastia, or the overdevelopment of  breast tissue in men, can cause deep feelings of shame or embarrassment for those who experience it. While some men may be uncomfortable discussing gynecomastia, growing awareness of the condition and better access to treatment options means it is no longer necessary to suffer in silence. Male breast reduction surgery is increasingly popular and has liberated countless men from the crushing emotional distress associated with... Read More

Will My Gynecomastia Last Forever?

Did you know that both men and women can develop oversized breasts? In males, the enlargement of breasts and presence of excessive glandular breast tissue is called gynecomastia. If you are a male who has overdeveloped breasts, you probably have a number of questions about your condition. One of the most commonly asked questions that patients bring to Dr. A.J. Khalil is whether gynecomastia will last forever. If you have... Read More

“True” Gynecomastia vs. Pseudogynecomastia: Understanding the Difference

The medical field uses the term gynecomastia to describe a condition causing enlarged male breasts. However, not every man with “man boobs” has true gynecomastia. Some men are actually afflicted by pseudogynecomastia, which is quite similar to gynecomastia but with some distinct differences. Here, Dr. A.J. Khalil breaks down the two conditions. Understanding “True” Gynecomastia One of the chief differences between true gynecomastia and pseudogynecomastia is the composition of the... Read More

Preparing for Male Breast Reduction

Are you thinking about undergoing male breast reduction but have some nerves or anxiety about the surgery? Being well-prepared can help you feel more confident and increase your chances of a smooth procedure and recovery. Read on as Dr. A.J. Khalil, a sought-after male breast reduction surgeon in Beverly Hills, shares his best tips for preparing for surgery. Overhaul Your Diet and Exercise Routine The healthier and stronger you are... Read More

What Can Be Done About Enlarged Male Breasts?

Enlarged male breasts, a condition known as gynecomastia, form when the tissue of the male breast becomes enlarged due to a hormonal imbalance between estrogen and testosterone. Gynecomastia can appear as a result of puberty, the natural aging process, side effects of medication or any number of unknown factors. Thankfully, gynecomastia is a treatable condition that may resolve itself in time. If you suffer from gynecomastia and would like a... Read More

Can Gynecomastia Be Corrected with Exercise?

Dr. Khalil responds to a question from a potential patient. Dear Dr. Khalil, As a man, I feel embarrassed by my enlarged, woman-like breasts. I try to hide my chest under baggy clothing and I don’t like going to the pool or beach. Dating is completely out of the question. I am wondering if an exercise routine would help to improve my prominent breasts, or will I need surgical correction?... Read More