If you suffer from Gynecomastia, or large male breasts, you may feel very alone. The truth is, one in three men will experience Gynecomastia sometime during their life. Even celebrities are not immune to this condition, which is brought on by varying hormone levels, medications, as well as weight issues.
Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson: ‘The Rock’ has never shied away from discussing his use of performance enhancing drugs during his early pro-sports days. The star is also upfront about his struggles with Gynecomastia, which followed his steroid use. Because of the dramatic change in his breast appearance during this time, ‘The Rock’ had surgery to rid him of his Gynecomastia. Now the hunky actor shows no signs large breasts when he bears his chest for the camera.
Simon Cowell: Well known for the tight t-shirts he wore during his time on American Idol, Simon’s large breasts are easy to spot. Many instances of Gynecomastia correct themselves over a period of 6 months to 2 years, but despite taking excellent care of his body, Simon’s symptoms have been a persistent problem; they are likely genetic in origin. Should he ever decide to have a surgical intervention, the correction could prove simple and extremely effective.
Jack Nicholson: The Oscar award winning actor is the perfect example of male breast growth in older adults. Jack, 79, has Gynecomastia that may stem from a natural hormonal imbalance, occasionally occurring after the age of 55. Another potential problem could be the medications he is taking; many prescription drugs have increased breast growth as a side effect. Up to 57% of older men will face some form of increased breast growth in their golden years, just like Jack’s.
Jack Black: Going shirtless in Tropic Thunder and Nacho Libre could have proved too uncomfortable for many men with Gynecomastia, but not Jack Black. He is confident in his body, and Jack knows that being overweight has been a key factor for his large male breasts. While weight loss may indeed help resolve Jack’s Gynecomastia, he still may find that surgical help will be needed.
To determine if you have Gynecomastia, and find the best treatment plan for your individual needs, call Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery at 713.574.4934. Dr. Paul Vitenas is a board-certified cosmetic surgeon with over 22 years of experience treating Gynecomastia and enlarged male breasts; make your complementary consultation appointment today.