Bodybuilders Using Steroids Are at Risk of Developing Enlarged Male Breasts, Which Will Require Gynecomastia Surgery, Shows Data, Announces Cruise Plastic Surgery

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One of the best Los Angeles gynecomastia surgeons, Dr. Joseph T. Cruise, has collected data showing the common factor among bodybuilders who come to his practice concerned about the development of enlarged male breasts is steroid use. Of these patients, all have required gynecomastia surgery to correct the problem.

Steroid use and gynecomastia

Steroid use and gynecomastia

Dr. Joseph T. Cruise's recent in-house study shows that approximately fifty percent of patients who come to see him with the problem of enlarged male breasts have hormone-induced gynecomastia ( In addition, the vast majority are bodybuilders who have taken steroids at some point in their lives. Findings also show that all of his patients that have developed breast tissue, as result of steroid use, have required gynecomastia surgery.

"It's unfortunate that men who are very fitness minded don't have a better medical understanding about the negative affect steroids can have on their body, specifically their chest. Even those who know the risks don't truly understand that once you develop enlarged breasts, surgery is the only viable option for correcting it, " explains Dr. Joseph Cruise.

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Most male bodybuilders are very body-conscious and place a high value on their appearance. This often times causes men to push their physique to the limits by experimenting with steroids use. While most men will do their research on the pros and cons of taking steroids and learn they will be at risk of developing gynecomastia, they don't seem to truly understand the implications should they develop enlarged male breasts.

Steroids are converted by the body (often fat cells) into estrogen. This increase in estrogen levels is what can cause men to develop unwanted breast tissue. There are many companies out there who sell estrogen blockers with the promise of blocking the estrogen conversion in an attempt to keep gynecomastia at bay or to reduce the severity should it develop. Many bodybuilders taking steroids buy into this theory and spend a great deal of money on these types of supplements only to find out they don't deliver on their promise. A brand frequently mentioned by Dr. Cruise's patients that did not work for them is 6-OXO by Ergopharm.

Another misunderstanding in the bodybuilding community is the belief that if you develop enlarged male breasts while taking steroids, it will simply go away after you stop taking them. This is not true. Breast tissue that has developed from using steroids will not go away. It is permanent. Not even diet or increasing chest workouts will remedy the problem. Gynecomastia surgery is the only solution for removing breast tissue.

There are many different types of Gynecomastia resulting from steroid use. Bodybuilders can experience enlarged areolas, puffy nipple, classic gynecomastia, etc. Gynecomastia caused by steroid use is extremely glandular making it impossible to provide a good result with just liposuction or laser liposuction alone. Direct excision of the tissue is required to achieve the best possible outcome. As one of the best Los Angeles gynecomastia surgeons, Dr. Joseph Cruise has performed hundreds of procedures on patients from around the world. His expertise and vast experience treating bodybuilders who have taken steroids translates into providing his patients the highest level of care and treatment while delivering optimal results.

About Cruise Plastic Surgery:

Cruise Plastic Surgery, with offices in Los Angeles and Newport Beach, California, is one of the top plastic surgery practices in the Southern California region. The director, Dr. Joseph T. Cruise, is a fully trained, board-certified plastic surgeon specializing in gynecomastia surgery. His dedication and focus is clearly evident in the comprehensive educationally based web site he manages and the concierge-like customer service his patients receive from the entire office. Experience and predictably good results have earned him the distinction of being one of the best gynecomastia surgeons in Los Angeles and Orange County.

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