Over time the gynecomastia was slowly getting worse as I aged, and nothing seemed to help, including weight loss and exercise. It finally got so bad that it was nearly impossible to hide with even dark, loose clothing and so I knew I had to do something. I was severely embarrassed to take my shirt off in public and never wore white T-shirts or any tight fitting clothing on top. Life often revolved around the best way to hide the condition and ways to avoid being caught with my shirt off (as in avoiding trips to the beach, pools, and hot places). Slowly, life seemed to be getting more restricted and I knew in my heart that I was wasting my life over this condition.
I decided that action was necessary and the time was right. I interviewed several different surgeons and realized that many of them were not ideal for the male breast reduction surgery. Finally, after a long and intensive internet search, I came across Dr. Ditesheim and he seemed like the best MD for the job, so I set up an initial appointment.
I was immediately struck by the kind, caring and non-judgmental attitude I found in his office. The staff was friendly, knowledgeable and did not make me feel in any way uncomfortable….let’s face it, this is a really embarrassing problem for any man to have, and it is refreshing to have it be treated just like any other medical problem.
The results are excellent, way beyond my expectations. I now feel confident at the beach and no longer feel the need to hide the way I look. My only advice is: If you are ready to take this plunge, I think it would be hard to find a better, more skilled and compassionate team than that of Dr. Ditesheim and his staff!