In a new report by br-bg.com, Dr. Brian Eichenberg, a prominent plastic surgeon, has criticized the recent claims that marijuana induces male breast enlargement. The doctor concludes that the accusations require more research.
According to Eichenberg, "There is some scientific evidence to support the claim, but there's no proven connection” over male breast enlargement and marijuana. Claims to the contrary by plastic surgeon Dr. Anthony Youn have recently made national headlines. These assertions, which were published as an opinion piece on CNN.com, and not an official medical journal, have still managed to cause quite a controversy. In his findings, Dr. Anthony Youn contends that marijuana can be linked to gynecomastia - the condition that produces enlarged male breasts."People should remember that this is one doctor's observation," says
Dr. Eichenberg. According to him, "The evidence to support this theory is inconclusive at this point."
In his opinion piece, Dr. Youn presents the evidence that some research has revealed that marijuana may in fact decrease ttestosterone levels, which in effect creating resulted surplus of the female hormone estrogen. While condition of gynecomastia can be caused by hormonal imbalance, there are numerous other factors that can also contribute to bigger breasts in men. Dr. Eichenberg, who performs breast reductions on men, concedes that marijuana use may be among the factors that cause a hormonal imbalance but it is unlikely that this is the sole contribution to the breast growth.
Br-bg.com cites that “Possible causes of gynecomastia include a variety of medications, supplements, and medical conditions.” Furthermore “According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery statistics, male breast reduction surgery was the 5th most common cosmetic surgery procedure for men in 2012.”
In his report, Dr. Eichenberg states that "Enlarged breasts in males can be caused by excess breast or glandular tissue, isolated fatty deposits, or even redundant skin left after weight loss." According to him, “Male breast reduction patients sometimes have had the problem since puberty, and in other cases developed it later in life. We often can't identify the cause of the problem, but we can correct it with surgery." His solution is a simple male breast reduction surgery that removes superfluous tissue, including excessive fat and skin. Upon accessing and confirming with the patient, the surgeon can perform a surgical excision, liposuction, or combination to achieve the desired look.
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