Declare your independence from Gynecomastia.

How to liberate yourself from gynecomastia:On the eve of Independence Day, the three gynecomastasia cases I had offered an opportunity for me to reflect on the personal meaning of freedom. There are parallels between this holiday and gynecomastia. Just as the British governed the lives of the colonists during that time, Gynecomastia can control those who suffer from it. The treatment for gynecomastia is surgery, and it can be your way of declaring independence from the condition that stifles you. Much…

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What happens after I have been liberated from my gynecomastia?

“We are very proud of you. Keep your shoulders back, invest in yourself, use the roller firmly and frequently and enjoy the new you and your new beginning.”“Thank you so much, Dr. Caridi. I appreciate all you’ve done for me. Like you said, I’m a new me.”This is an email exchange with one of my patients who had recently come out from a rather large gynecomastia/chest contouring treatment.I completely understand what it means to suffer from gynecomastia and the huge negative…

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How Common is Gynecomastia?

How many guys have gynecomastia in America?The answer to this question is that nobody really, truly knows. We can only guess at the number of guys running around this country who have gynecomastia. That doesn’t mean that I can’t take a shot at the number—try to get at least a realistic idea of the magnitude of this problem.The population of the United States is about 318 million people, half of which are males and half of which are females. That…

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Plastic Surgery and Menopause – What You Need to Know

I learned quite a lot during my plastic surgery residency and fellowship. I thought I knew just about everything there was to know regarding my chosen specialty. As I matured I learned that I don’t know everything and that life is about constant learning. My patients have taught me a lot—particularly about an issue I was confronted with daily but frankly didn’t realize its significance.I’m referring to the fact that the majority of my patients are female, and all of…

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What is the cost of gynecomastia treatment?

The number one question I get regarding my gynecomastia services is cost.  This is understandable because not all of us are made out of money and it’s a real concern. It’s the primary obstacle to getting treatment once a patient takes the first step to recovery by contacting the Austin Gynecomastia Center.Every case is different in terms of complexity and size and our pricing reflects this reality. I can only determine your cost after you have been examined. It’s not…

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Gynecomastia and bodybuilding. What you need to know.

Gynecomastia that occurs in body builders who use steroids or pro hormones is uniquely different. These patients typically have very little body fat, and their gynecomastia is mostly firm, rubbery gland that is easily felt on examination. Puffy nipples and an odd shape to the chest occurs, with the nipple-areola complex looking downwards and an area of fullness along the bottom of the chest muscle. Needless to say, this is a very disturbing feature on men who have spent an…

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What are the non-surgical alternatives to make Gynecomastia go away?

Having Gynecomastia is not fun. Admitting you have it is not easy. Even the prospect of seeking the advice of an experienced medical practitioner is not something that would be considered “first choice.” There is the uncomfortable call to the office and the prospect of having to tell a stranger what you have. Certainly, an email from your computer or laptop is a bit easier as it’s not face to face.If you are overweight, you can lose weight and your…

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What is the youngest age to consider treatment for Gynecomastia?

Puberty is the time when a young boy begins to develop the characteristics of a man. Both testosterone and estrogen play a role in these changes. This is the time of breast bud development in both males and females. Typically, the bud that develops in males disappears in about one year. The most common cause of Gynecomastia is the persistence of this fullness after a time when it should have gone away—this is called idiopathic Gynecomastia. During these critical years,…

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Gynecomastia and SS (Side Stuff)

After having performed literally hundreds of cases of gynecomastia, I sometimes sit back and reflect on what I have seen and learned. Gynecomastia comes in many shapes and forms for sure, but there is one broad classification of patients that makes sense to me. There are two big categories of patients: first, those who have fullness just in the chest area (up front), and those who have fullness of the chest AND fullness under the arms. Since I haven’t been able…

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Why Your Diet Isn’t Working

Here’s a quick way to lose weight.It’s called surgery—but it’s not plastic surgery. It’s bariatric or weight loss surgery, the results in quality hands are impressive, and it lasts longer than diet and exercise. Not only do patients lose weight, but they also maintain the weight loss over the longer period of time. Health problems that are associated with obesity, like hypertension, high cholesterol and diabetes are often dramatically improved, if not cured, in many patients.Sad, but true. Do you…

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