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Update on Gynecomastia and the Drug Risperdal

 

Risperdal is an antipsychotic drug manufactured by Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc., a subsidiary of Johnson and Johnson. Of all medications on the market, Risperdal has one of the longest histories of legal disputes due to the side effects, mainly gynecomastia, that the drug causes. At one point, it was the most prescribed antipsychotic in the United States.  What a travesty for boys and men suffering from mental illness to have the addition of developing male breasts.

Image Consultant Addresses Gynecomastia

 

Aaron Marino has built a successful business helping men achieve their full potential physically and emotionally, as a consultant for grooming, fashion and fitness. He unabashedly will address very personal issues that men have to deal with. He uses compassion and humor to get much needed information out to men. Other than fashion, topics include things such as hair loss, tattoo removal, and gynecomastia.

 

Even Celebrities Get Gynecomastia

No one is immune from getting gynecomastia, not even celebrities. It is a known fact that about 65% of all men will get some form of gynecomastia at some point in their life. Babies, adolescents, men who are taking certain medications or drugs, and the aging man, are some of the men who may get man boobs. Celebrities are always in the public eye; it is almost impossible for them to enjoy a day at the beach or enjoy their leisure without being photographed.

Review Of Adolescent Gynecomastia Does Not Support Routine Pathological Examination

Reviewed by Miguel Delgado, M.D.  - Dr. John C. Koshy with the Department of Pathology at Baylor College of Medicine and colleagues from Baylor, the University of Southern California, and The Methodist Hospital System conducted an exhaustive examination of hospital records and literature in search of proof that substantiated the routine pathological examination of subcutaneous tissue removed from adolescents that had gynecomastia. The examination included a review of all relevant literature that has been published in the last 45 years.

What is Gynecomastia and Who can help.

Gynecomastia: What It Is, And Where To Get Help.

You may have heard of gynecomastia. You may even know it from personal experience. It is the enlargement of breasts in men and boys—also referred to as “man boobs.” Although most think of it as abnormal, it actually occurs in about two thirds of puberty-aged boys—usually about 13 or 14 years old, according to endocrinologist Glenn Braunstein. It also occurs frequently in older males, usually after the age of 50.

Stanley Cup Winner Bernie Parent, Suffered With Gynecomastia

Voted the most valuable player for 1974 and 1975, Bernie Parent was inducted into the National Hockey League Hall of Fame in 1984. The famous goalie had a tagline stating "only the Lord saves more than Bernie Parent." His successful career on the ice ended from an injury to his eye from a hockey stick in 1979. Who would have guessed that this famous athlete suffered in silence since his teen years with gynecomastia?

Before and After Pictures of Gynecomastia Patient's Show a Surgeon's Skill

Most surgeons take before and after pictures of their patients. Board Certified Plastic Surgeons receive special training in photography due to the importance of this documentation which assists them in surgical planning. Beyond surgical planning, the photographs are a useful tool for surgeons to show prospective patients the quality of their work. Many patients appreciate being able to see their before pictures to compare them to their surgical result.

Minimally Invasive Male Breast Reduction

Each case of gynecomastia is unique, while most men have what is considered “true gynecomastia” there are some men with a milder form which offers some options. Men that have “true gynecomastia” usually require both liposuction of fat and surgical excision of the breast gland. This is generally a three to four hour surgical procedure and requires the placing of drains which stay in place for about four days.

 

Men with Ductal Carcinoma in Situ

Ductal Carcinoma in Situ (DICS) means Ductal (duct) Carcinoma (cancer) in Situ (in its original place).

DCIS is the earliest form of breast cancer. The cancer cells are confined to the ducts of the breast and not the surrounding tissue. DCIS is much less common in men than women, and only 7% of breast cancers in men are DCIS.

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