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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How an Email Made Me Grin Ear to Ear

A patient recently emailed me regarding his care long in the past, and I thought I would share it with you.Dr. Caridi,My name is Josh Turner and I was a patient of yours in 1996 when you worked at Good Sam in Downers Grove, Il. I was about 4 years old and suffered from a dog bite to my face. I have no idea what I looked like when I was brought in or how it looked afterwords because my…

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Austin Breast Augmentation – Fake is the New Real

Mother Nature has done a great job when it comes to making attractive breasts, but the truth of the matter is that an expert breast enhancement is hard to beat. Small breasts can be shaped well and they may not sag, but they lack desirable size and fullness. Larger breasts, on the other hand, have the size, but often they sag, lack superior breast fullness and need the lift of a high quality bra. A breast augmentation in a small…

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Filler Burnout?

How do you know if you suffer from “filler burnout?” Filler burnout is when the tremendously popular fillers, such as Restylane and Juvederm, aren’t doing it for you anymore. Don’t get me wrong, I can help patients postpone cosmetic surgery by “lifting” the contours of the face with Botox and wrinkle fillers. But inevitably, time marches on; and there comes a time when you are beyond fillers. This is a phenomenon that happens as our age really seems to be…

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Westlake Plastic Surgery Supports Our Armed Forces

I am very fortunate to be on the “favorite destination list” for those in the armed forces that are considering cosmetic plastic surgery. Our Army facility in Killeen, Texas is one of the largest military camps in the world. Communicating with soldiers half a world away has become commonplace with my staff. I’m constantly reading stories and reviewing photos in my email to determine if they are reasonable candidates for the procedures that they are considering. I also allow them…

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