Hi, Trey here...
 
Let's talk about the two types of man boobs and how to lose each of them...
 
Here are the two:

Gynecomastia or gynaecomastia 
and
pseudogynaecomastia

(Which do you have and how do you get rid of it?)

You're about to discover more about this subject than 99% of men who have either one.  But now you'll know what your next step is...

But first... some background-

Let's look at the first condition:

Gynecomastia is the development of abnormally large breasts on men.

The term comes from the Greek gyne meaning "woman" and mastos meaning "breast". The condition can occur physiologically in neonates (newborn child), in adolescents, and in the elderly.

In adolescent boys the condition is often a source of distress, but for the large majority of boys whose pubertal gynecomastia is not due to obesity, the breast development shrinks or disappears within a couple of years.

 

The causes of common gynecomastia remain uncertain, although it has generally been attributed to an imbalance of sex hormones or the tissue responsiveness to them, A root cause is rarely determined for individual cases. Breast prominence can result from hypertrophy of either breast tissue or pectoral adipose (fatty) tissue, and often a combination of the two.

 

Causes of Gynecomastia

Potential pathologic causes of gynecomastia are: medications including hormones, increased serum estrogen, decreased testosterone production, androgen receptor defects, chronic kidney disease, chronic liver disease, HIV, and other chronic illness.

Gynecomastia as a result of spinal cord injury and refeeding after starvation has been reported.

In 25% of cases, the cause of the gynecomastia is not known.


Medications cause 10-20% of cases of gynecomastia in post-adolescent adults. These include cimetidine, omeprazole, spironolactone, finasteride and certain antipsychotics. Some act directly on the breast tissue, while others lead to increased secretion of prolactin from the pituitary by blocking the actions of dopamine (prolactin-inhibiting factor/PIF) on the lactotrope cell groups in the anterior pituitary.

 

Androstenedione, used as a performance enhancing food supplement, can lead to breast enlargement by excess estrogen activity. Medications used in the treatment of prostate cancer, such as antiandrogens and GnRH analogs can also cause gynecomastia.

Marijuana use is also thought by some to be a possible cause, but this is controversial.
 

Increased estrogen levels can also occur in certain testicular tumors, and in hyperthyroidism. Certain adrenal tumors cause elevated levels of androstenedione which is converted by the enzyme aromatase into estrone, a form of estrogen. Other tumors that secrete hCG can increase estrogen. A decrease in estrogen clearance can occur in liver disease, and this may be the mechanism of gynecomastia in liver cirrhosis.

Obesity tends to increase estrogen levels.

 


Decreased testosterone production can occur in congenital or acquired testicular failure, for example in genetic disorders such as Klinefelter Syndrome. Diseases of the hypothalamus or pituitary can also lead to low testosterone.

Abuse of anabolic steroids has a similar effect.


Although stopping these medications can lead to regression of the gynecomastia, surgery is sometimes necessary to eliminate the condition.
 

Diagnosis

The condition usually can be diagnosed by examination by a physician. Occasionally, imaging by X-rays or ultrasound is needed to confirm the diagnosis.

Blood tests are required to see if there is any underlying disease causing the gynecomastia.

Prognosis

Gynecomastia is not physically harmful, but in some cases can be an indicator of other more dangerous underlying conditions.

The enlarged breast tissue is often tender or painful.

Furthermore, it can frequently present social and psychological difficulties for the sufferer.

Weight loss can alter the condition in cases where it is triggered by obesity, but for many it will not eliminate it as the breast tissue remains.

 Treatment

Treating the underlying cause of the gynecomastia may lead to improvement in the condition. Patients should stop taking medications which can cause gynecomastia.

Selective estrogen receptor modulator medications, such as tamoxifen and clomiphene, or androgens can be used. Aromatase inhibitors such as Letrozole are another treatment option, although they are not universally approved for the treatment of gynecomastia.

Endocrinological attention may help during the first 2-3 years.

After that window, however, the breast tissue tends to remain and harden, leaving surgery (either liposuction or reduction mammoplasty) the only treatment option.

 

Most American insurance companies will deny surgery for gynecomastia on the grounds that it is a cosmetic procedure. Radiation therapy is sometimes used to prevent gynecomastia in patients with prostate cancer prior to estrogen therapy.



Living With it

Men who do choose to live with having breasts will in many cases choose to wear a bra. It is becoming more and more common for a man to wear a bra also. A man will wear a bra because they may feel they have to because of their breasts, to get support, to relieve back pain, to hide nipples from poking out, or because they may like it. Some men will go to great limits to achieve a bra so that they don't need to be publically humiliated because of buying one.

They may order one online, but will most likely take one from a wife, financee, mother, sister, or girlfriend because of easy accessibility. Men may also choose to just live with their breasts, without a bra or constraint vest.

Let's review...

     The only reason to look into cosmetic surgery is if you know without a shadow of a doubt that you have this first condition...

 

And how can you know?

1) Doctor's examination or x-rays
2) Looking at someone who has gynecomastia.

 


  Cosmetic Surgeons

     You may have to have cosmetic surgery to get rid of your man boobs.  Especially if you are fit and still have them.

     I told you I would tell you a secret that only my wife knows... here it goes...


     About five years ago, my wife wanted a breast lift...(after three kids- they were anything but perky)...
Well, being the loving husband and caring so much for her needs... Ok, I'm a male- I was looking forward to the change too.  She got the breast lift and the tummy tuck.  I was making good money, so it was worth the five grand...

   Now, here is where being exposed to something can make you more comfortable with it... I began to research this aspect- It was a major secret- there are a lot of guys getting this done. And it was working.  Check out these testimonials...


--When I was in my earlier teens I had the whole puffy nipple thing and it used to really bother me. My family doctor told me it was something that would probably go away as I got old. It never did. In fact, as I grew older, I also started to get fatty tissue around the chest, or saggy men breasts as I liked to call them :)
From everything I've read and the surgeons I've spoken too, exercise will not get rid of it. Obviously losing weight can help (for those carrying around extra weight too), but the only way to completely get rid of it is surgery. About 18 months ago, after years of being embarrassed to take my t-shirt off :o I decided to have surgery. I had excision with liposuction. Which is basically, lipo to get rid of the fat on the chest area and excision where they cut out the fiberous tissue/gland behind the nipple (which causes it to puff out). The results were amazing! And you can not even see any scars!
I know not everyone can afford surgery (it was years before I could), but I would highly recommend it, if its something that really bothers you. I wish I'd done it 10 years ago. Anyway, hope the above helps.

Name withheld...


--I also had this. During the summer of my senior year of high school, I had the operation done and was very pleased with the results. I was always unhappy with how I looked prior to the surgery, but I had always thought it was just excess fat. Also, as far as I know, I don't think we have to worry about it coming back. At least, my doctor never said anything about recurrence and I have noticed no significant change in the past 4 years (except my pecs are getting rock hard now due to my new workout program). I always wondered how common of an ailment this was.

Name withheld...


     Listen to me...

All the exercising in the world won't get rid of your Gynecomastia.

Man Trying To Get Rid Of Man Boobs

 




     In many cases, much of the fat tissue will still reside in your chest area and is hard to get rid of... if not impossible. 

     In addition, the gland will stick out of your nipple area and make your shirt look like there's two things poking out.  If this is you, you know it.

     Don't feel guilty for all the advice you get... you know what I'm talking about...
  •  'just workout and they'll go away.'
  • 'do more bench presses...
  • 'pushups are the answer'..
  • 'and on, and on...'



    Get with a cosmetic surgeon in your area and let him take a look.  Let him show you before and after pictures of his recent surgeries.  Yes, he will have pictures of men who he has performed cosmetic surgery on. 

    This used to be so taboo but it is increasing greatly every year...

    

Can it make a difference?  Check this guy out... after cosmetic surgery.
 

 



    If you are looking at these pictures and thinking- that is what you look like...  Then I would urge you to make a free consultation with a cosmetic surgeon and get his/her opinion...

But here is the good news that I discovered and was very excited about. The  type of gynecomastia that I had and probably the one you have is:

pseudogynecomastia.

Or false gynecomastia...

And this is the one I can help you lose... without the gut wrenching diets... without joining a gym and without taking dangerous miracle pills.


Again,  Do Not Think about you pinning the first condition on yourself unless you are trim and have the six-pack stomach but still have the man boobs.  The fact is 95% of guys- are not in this condition...

How about you?

If the above picture doesn't look like you, then I can hear the sigh of relief- now how do you get rid of them? Glad you asked-

Click on this link to see how the only thing you can lose is those embarrassing man boobs...

EVERYBODY who is overweight thinks they have gynecomastia. 

Wrong!  You'll see what I mean in this page...

Cosmetic Surgeons
    
    

    

Can you imagine life without your man boobs? What would going to the pool and taking off your shirt without the embarrassment mean to you? Not having to run to the water before anyone sees you?

Not having to hide your chest with two shirts or a vest all the time.

These methods have truly changed my life... Now it's your turn:

See you on the other page,

Trey

 

 

References

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  • Braunstein, GD (Jun 1999). "Aromatase and Gynecomastia". Endocr Relat Cancer 6 (2): 315-24. PMID 10731125.

  • Braunstein, GD (Feb 18 1993). "Gynecomastia". N Engl J Med 328 (7): 490-5. PMID 8421478.

  • Peyriere, H, et al (Oct 22 1999). "Report of gynecomastia in five male patients during antiretroviral therapy for HIV infection". AIDS 13 (15): 2167-9. PMID 10546872.

  • Heruti, RJ, et al (May 1997). "Gynecomastia following spinal cord disorder". Arch Phys Med Rehabil 78 (5): 534-7. PMID 9161376.

 

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