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Thursday, January 23, 2014

Gynecomastia and Steroids Usage

Gynecomastia and Steroids Abuse

San Jose, California - Steroid use has become epidemic in the United States and the World.  The perfect body or best performance has become important in many people's mind.  The use of steroids have provided that edge but has become illegal.  The result for many people has been the development of steroid induced gynecomastia.

Steroids Can Cause Gynecomastia

The typical patient has taken the drug during some younger stage of their life.  The enlarge breast gland is hidden by the enlarged and bulky pectorals major muscle.  This often for a body builder or novice looks amazing.  However, the intensity of the work outs, diet and continued drug usage slows and the body changes.  The chest is now showing a fullness around the nipple area and possible sagging of the skin.  There is no exercise or diet that can reduce the breast gland.  Gynecomastia caused by steroid usage will require male breast reduction surgery.

The surgery is more complicated than other types of gynecomastia.  The gland is extremely firm and difficult to cut through to achieve an asthetic outcome.  The procedure needs precision and experience.

Steroid induced gynecomastia
Steroid Induced Gynecomastia

After photo with breast gland excision
After Breast Gland Excision
Miguel Delgado, M.D. is a gynecomastia specialist and serves the San Francisco Bay Area and San Jose, California since 1988.  Call Today 415-898-4161 or email for a virtual consultation.