- Created on Thursday, 30 December 2010 03:29
- Written by Dave Palumbo
Winston Churchill once said,
“They say that nobody is perfect. Then they tell you practice makes perfect. I wish they'd make up their minds.”
Bodybuilders are always seeking to perfect their physiques whether by training in the gym, carefully monitoring their diets, or by visiting a skilled board certified plastic surgeon that they trust. In reality, nobody may be perfect, but bodybuilders sure strive to reach that holy grail of personal satisfaction. In that vein, one of the greatest sources of aggravation and frustration for today's physique athlete is the presence of gynecomastia (excessive breast tissue in men).
- Created on Thursday, 23 December 2010 14:57
- Written by Dr Mordcai Blau
QUESTION: Dr. Blau, I always wondered what you do to the gynecomastia gland after you've excised them out? I know this may sound gross but does some of your patients keep them as some sort of momento to show people? Can they keep them?
ANSWER: The specimen has to go to the lab. It's a New York State law that anything removed from the breast must be sent and checked for malignancy. While it's extremely unlikely that a malignancy would exist in a typical case of gynecomastia, the laws are clear that anything removed from the body must be analyzed for irregularities.
- Created on Wednesday, 15 December 2010 17:14
- Written by Leigh Penman
"Gynecomastia or male breast reduction can be a very sensitive and highly emotional experience for male patients regardless of age. Unlike the breast of a woman, the male chest is expected to be flat and muscular. For an aesthetically pleasing pectoral muscle, or the "ideal" male chest, fat or breast tissue should be minimal above the muscle (similar to "six pack" abs). Realistically only very few athletes will have this kind of "ideal" chest." --Dr. Mordcai Blau
Gynecomastia (often referred to as ‘bitch tits') is a condition which is actually extremely common amongst male bodybuilders and can vary from mild to extreme depending on the genetic disposition of the individual. In bodybuilding circles it can usually be attributed to the use/abuse of anabolic steroids.
- Created on Wednesday, 01 December 2010 21:31
- Written by Jim Leonardo
Plastic Surgery News
(The Official Magazine of the American Board of Plastic Surgery)
Restoring confidence and self-esteem
Rather than choose between drawing attention to himself by wearing a shirt to swim or going bare-chested, Gregory Bentley, 23, Cohoes, N.Y., opted to simply avoid the lakes near his home altogether. His abnormally enlarged breasts had become a source of embarrassment, and rather than risk public ridicule, Bentley literally kept his secret under wraps as he looked for a solution.
After researching his condition online, Bentley learned that he had gynecomastia, a condition involving enlarged breast glands in men. He also found its possible causes, corrective options and plastic surgeons who could help. In late May, Bentley underwent a procedure performed by ASPS member Mordcai Blau, MD, White Plains, N.Y.
- Created on Wednesday, 03 November 2010 01:23
- Written by Rich Smith
Mordcai Blau, MD, PC, offers hope for males with gynecomastia.
Mordcai Blau, MD, PC, did not set out to become a preeminent performer of gynecomastia surgery for men in the United States, but it certainly has turned out that way. Last year alone, Blau performed about 175 such procedures, far more than almost all other surgeons.
- Created on Friday, 26 April 2013 21:46
- Written by Aaron Singerman
Right now Cedric McMillan sits in his hotel room here in Rio De Janeiro, shredded, covered in pro-tan, starving, and extremely confused. He’s confused because he knows instead of winning the inaugural Arnold Brazil, like just about everyone and their mama predicted, he’ll be somewhere stuffing his drawn-in and depleted face thinking, “Why me?”, all because he missed the Athletes Meeting today.
- Created on Friday, 22 February 2013 13:44
- Written by Aaron Singerman
Today I received some very sad news from multiple sources regarding former IFBB professional bodybuilder Mat Duvall, who apparently was found dead in his bathroom. Matt was only 40 years old. At this point, the cause of his death is a mystery but, as the details come in, we’ll keep the site updated.