Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Want to get rid of Moobs like Jabba?

Its not long now until the most awaited film for years, episode 7 of the Star Wars saga, The Force Awakens. Now how is this related to treating gynaecomastia I hear you ask - well, its not. Its just a
very weak attempt at connecting this topic to Star Wars - and the Moobs like Jabba connection!

However, seriously speaking, I have seen several men this week who have decided that they are going to make a change for the better in 2016 and they are going to get their chest reduced to a more acceptable size. When a patient comes to see me for a consultation I typically hear the following key points in their history:

  • They have suffered from gynaecomastia since puberty
  • It affects their choice of clothing - they want to wear slim fit shirts
  • A successful procedure will boost their self esteem
  • They want to be able to go swimming without feeing self conscious
  • Diets don't help

Some of my patients will have used some medicines in the past which without their knowledge could have contributed to the development of gynaecomastia.

Common drugs which can cause gynaecomastia include:
  • Cimetidine and Ranitidine ( antacids)
  • Finasteride ( for hair regrowth)
  • Anabolic steroids ( for body building)
  • Ketoconazole (anti-fungal shampoo)
  • Digoxin, Amiodarone, Nifedipine & Verapmil (Heart & Blood pressure)

If you would like an appointment to discuss treating gynaecomastia, then please call 01582762877 now or complete this enquiry form.

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