Gynecomastia is the medical term for enlargement of the male breast. While enlarged breasts are a normal transient occurrence in about 70% of boys going through puberty, only 1% of adult men experience the condition in varying degrees. It is important that a physician determines if the enlargement is a result of abnormal breast glands or if the problem is an excess amount of fat in the breast area due to weight gain. It is also possible that intense chest workouts can cause breasts to appear more prominent because of increased bulk in the pectoral muscles underneath the breasts. Surgery to correct gynecomastia can be performed on healthy, emotionally stable men of any age, but may be discouraged for obese men, or for overweight men who have not first attempted to correct the problem with exercise or weight loss. Men who drink a lot of alcohol or use marijuana are usually not considered good candidates for surgery. Alcohol and marijuana are known to be associated strongly with the condition, as well as current or prior use of anabolic steroids. A good plastic surgeon will require that the patient discontinues use of any of those substances before considering surgery.Request a Consultation
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Dr. Ran Rubinstein is dual board certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. His backgrounds in both fields provide the unique expertise and understanding for cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the face, eyes, head and neck. Dr. Rubinstein is also an assistant professor at the prestigious Columbia – New York Presbyterian Hospital where he plays an active role in educating future facial plastic surgeons.
One need only look at his background to see how devoted Dr. Rubinstein is to his trade and to his patients. To become a facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Rubinstein underwent years of rigorous and specialized training.
After completing four years of medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and five years of residency in otolaryngology/head and neck surgery at the University of Medicine and Dentistry at New Jersey, he went on to complete an intensive fellowship training in Facial Plastic Surgery at the University of South Florida in Tampa. Dr. Rubinstein’s dual board certification, his extensive experience, his commitment to the highest standards, and his role in university education assure you that you could not be in better, more caring hands when having facial plastic surgery.