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“A bra is for ladies. Meet … the bro.”
The “Manssiere” got a big laugh, but enlarged breast tissue in men is more common than you might think – it’s estimated that more than half of adolescent males have some unwanted breast development. “Moobs” can also be a side-effect of medication, decreased testosterone, or, weirdly, being on a German elite drill team.
Apparently dozens of soldiers in the Wachbataillon unit – which performs close rifle drill displays at official events – are developing breasts on their left side. The repeated slapping of the soldiers’ heavy rifles in the same spot on the left side of their chests has apparently stimulated their mammary glands, resulting in one-sided gynecomastia in almost three quarters of the battalion.
The Director of Plastic Surgery at the Berlin Military Hospital confirms:
“There is a very significant link between the activity in the Guard Battalion and the development of the breast on the left side. They need to change the way they drill. The constant slamming of the rifles against the left hand side of the chest is clearly a significant factor.”
Prominent breasts often aren’t due to enlarged glands, but to an excess of softer fatty tissue known as lipomastia. While some cases are only resolved by removing excess breast tissue, an easier approach is to treat excess fat deposits. Dr. Walter’s pioneering combination of Smartlipo+VASER treatments can not only reduce unwanted breast enlargement by removing these localized deposits, the combined procedure also tightens the skin, so that sagging tissue due to the loss of breast volume doesn’t become a secondary problem. Whether you’re self-conscious about puffy nipples, enlarged breasts, or want to have some chest contouring, Medical Aesthetics of New England can treat all these issues.
And if you’re looking for a doctor’s note to get out of rifle drill, we can probably help you there, too.