If you Google “celebrities with gynecomastia,” there is an astounding amount of names listed along with pictures that will be displayed.
Just a few of the celebrities mentioned that have man boobs are; Jack Nicholson, John Travolta, Steven Tyler, Russell Crowe, Tom Cruise, Mel Gibson, Regis Philbin and golf great Phil Mickelson.
Some celebrities opt to have male breast reduction surgery, while others do not, in fact, they do not seem to mind being photographed at the beach baring their chests. Having male breasts is a very personal issue, and only the man that has to deal with it can decide how it will impact his life.
Stanley Cup champion Bernie Parent, who was inducted into the National Hockey League Hall of Fame in 1984, decided after living with gynecomastia most of his life, that he had enough. Gynecomastia controlled his life; he would not go to the beach with his children or later with his grand-kids. He found that he did not enjoy going out on his boat because he was too uncomfortable in removing his shirt in front of anyone. At the age of 70 he sought the advice of a plastic surgeon to find out how he could reduce his male breasts. He was surprised to learn there is a non-surgical procedure available that has proven to be very effective for many men.
As mentioned in an earlier blog, CoolSculpting has proven to be an effective treatment for some men with “pseudo-gynecomastia.” Pseudo-gynecomastia is male breasts that are made up mostly from fat and not breast tissue.
Bernie Parent underwent two CoolSculpting treatments to his chest, his doctor said he could have another one, but to date he is happy with his results. After all his years of suffering from his “secret”, he decided to make it public in the hopes that he will help other men have the courage to change their life.
If you suffer with gynecomastia and are ready to change your life, call today (415)898-44161 for an appointment with Miguel Delgado, M.D.