Michele Garber, the host of the Nip/Tuck radio show recently interviewed San Francisco Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Miguel Delgado, M.D. The interview addressed many aspects of gynecomastia. Dr. Delgado has been a gynecomastia specialist since 1989 and was able to answer all of her questions regarding the embarrassing condition of man boobs.
Michele obviously did her homework in researching gynecomastia as was evidenced by her thought provoking questions. She was interested in knowing what causes gynecomastia and what surgical options are available for men.
Some significant topics covered were:
- If a man has surgery, can the male breasts come back?
- What age is best for surgery?
- Are there other options besides surgery?
- Are there risks associated with the use of steroids?
- Is liposuction by itself effective?
- Is it necessary to be evaluated by an endocrinologist?
Additionally, Miguel Delgado, M.D. states that for some young men their male breasts remain well after puberty making surgery the only option for removal. However, he says that young men have the best outcome as their skin is still quite elastic. Further in the interview it is revealed that older men tend to develop breasts due to age factors or gaining weight. Dr. Delgado also warns men that various drugs, legal or illegal, have been known to cause gynecomastia.
Listen to the interview in its entirety here.