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
Richard P. Glunk, M.D., F.A.C.S., offers premier plastic surgery and meticulous attention to each and every patient who steps into our office. Each of our highly trained staff members is here to serve you in your quest for physical refinement. We strive to provide you with the highest level of medical excellence and professionalism combined with warm, accommodating service. Dr. Glunk maintains the strictest standards of plastic surgery and requires that each staff member uphold his level of practice.
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As founder and Medical Director, Dr. Glunk brings nearly 20 years of plastic surgery and anti-aging experience to his private practice in the Philadelphia area. Dr. Glunk has been recognized nationally for his work on celebrities at his office on Fifth Avenue in New York City. Dr. Glunk is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is a member of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. Dr. Glunk is also a member of the exclusive American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, and has even been invited to teach cosmetic surgery courses nationally for the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
Dr. Glunk is also a reviewer for Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, the most prestigious journal in plastic surgery.
Dr. Glunk belongs to a number of other medical and honor societies including the American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery, Pennsylvania Medical Society, and Montgomery County Medical Society.
Dr. Glunk specializes in a wide variety of procedures targeting the body, breast, face, and skin. We employ innovative plastic surgery and skin care techniques to create subtle improvements throughout the body, although dramatic results are certainly possible. We treat each patient as an individual and listen carefully to define specific and appropriate goals. Dr. Glunk and his staff harbor a wealth of knowledge and will expertly guide you through your decision-making process while determining reasonable expectations.