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Gynecomastia, which is enlarged breasts in men, is a quite common occurrence most often related to persistence of hormonally related effects that occurred during puberty. (See Male Breast Enlargement: Is It Common? and Medication and Drug Causes of Enlarged Male Breasts (Gynecomastia) for other causes.) Their presence is often a cause of considerable anxiety, embarrassment, and self-consciousness and may affect the activities one engages in or even the clothes one wears for fear of being seen with this condition.

The degree of breast enlargement in gynecomastia varies from essentially imperceptible to anyone else but the affected person all the way to massive, droopy DD or larger breasts. The surgical treatment including the extent and techniques employed, therefore, would also vary accordingly.

The following photos are some examples of gynecomastia, from mild to quite large:

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If you would like to schedule a consultation, obtain additional information on male breast reduction surgery for the treatment of enlarged male breasts (gynecomastia) including ultrasonic assisted liposuction or want to inquire about another cosmetic surgery procedure, please contact my office at 480-451-3000.

Steven H. Turkeltaub, M.D. P.C.
Scottsdale and Phoenix, Arizona

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In light of the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic, we would like to let you know of some of the major precautions we are taking in our office to maximize cleanliness and keep the environment as sanitary and safe as possible. Our highest priority is always to ensure the safety of every individual who sees us and we are taking extreme infection-control measures to maintain cleanliness and “sterility” of surfaces and the overall environment.

We will be limiting dates and times for office appointments and consultations due to safety and other issues. Consequently, if you have already made an office appointment or consultation prior to March 18, 2020 to occur at a later time, this may need to be changed.

For anyone considering plastic surgery, we are now offering Virtual Consultations and Telemedicine through Skype. A great number of aesthetic or insurance-related issues can be evaluated via pictures and online video conferencing, making this an excellent way to find out more about particular procedures, determine candidacy for treatment, receive answers to questions and facilitate being able to move forward with care once the government lifts all restrictions.

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