What do you do if you think that your young son has gynecomastia?

Gynecomastia is a benign condition and does not cause any health problems. The reason why we treat it is that it induces embarrassment, discomfort, humiliation, and anxiety. Men who suffer from it often develop significant psychological problems that can affect them for the rest of their lives.Breast development that occurs in the formative years of puberty can be particularly psychologically harmful as these young boys are developing their sense of sexuality. From the perspective of an adolescent, girls have breasts…

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What is the most important factor that determines the appearance of your breasts after a breast augmentation?

If you are considering a breast augmentation, you probably have an idea of what you want your breasts to look like afterward. It’s an interesting fact that women are far more likely to check out another woman’s breast than members of the opposite sex. To prove this point, many of my augmentation patients actually tell me, “Women are constantly looking at my breasts.”You probably have seen women with attractive breasts in the media and on the streets. And, afterward, you…

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What every medical practitioner needs to know about gynecomastia to be a good doctor

This is a shout out to all my colleagues and paramedical personnel who may see and advise males with gynecomastia. You may have learned that it is a self-limited and benign condition, appearing during puberty and dissipating in a year or two.This is true in the majority of patients, but for the twenty percent of patients (millions of men) who don’t experience relief, the consequences of no treatment are mental anguish, embarrassment, humiliation and an alteration in the psyche that…

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Manboobs, moobs, bitch tits. What’s in a name?

You may have noticed that I don’t use those terms in describing gynecomastia. Frankly, I find them to be offensive and insensitive, and I certainly don’t want to humiliate those who have such a burden to carry.I would imagine that the terms are used so often because they are the keywords that rank high in everyday searches, and medical providers are interested in your business. Yet I have gained a strong and reputable following despite the fact that I don’t…

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The importance of good posture after gynecomastia treatment.

Gynecomastia patients almost always exhibit poor posture—shoulders shrugged and back bent. I completely understand why you assume this posture—you have been conditioned to hide something that is a major source of humiliation and embarrassment. There are consequences to this poor posture—you appear introverted, reserved, and not at all confident. Is that the way you want to appear to others? Patients who have stayed in this bent positon for many years can become “frozen” in this position. It can be quite difficult…

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Should I have my gynecomastia procedure revised?

I have spent a lot of my time around gynecomastia. For over a decade, I have operated on about 150 people a year. There are some things that I have learned that I am happy to share that with you.Men who suffer from gynecomastia obviously want the tissue removed—it can be like a cancer the way it concerns those who have it. Even adjusting to the new chest contour can be a challenge for some patients. At times, patients bring…

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The bottom line about recovery after gynecomastia surgery from the Austin Gynecomastia Center.

I have come to the conclusion that gynecomastia surgery is the easy part in overcoming this embarrassing condition. I have control over the operation, and I feel very comfortable and confident about being able to contour the male chest expertly time after time.What I can’t control to the same extent is what the patient does during the recovery period. I have learned over the years that this time period is very important when it comes to obtaining the best result…

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Gynecomastia and Body Dysmorphia Disorder

BDD, or Body Dysmorphia Disorder, is a body image disorder characterized by frequent thoughts about perceived flaws in appearance. These thoughts are difficult to control and can consume the individual so much that it interferes with daily functioning.Although most people complain about imperfections in their appearance, those with BDD have a different experience. It is said to exist in about 1% of the general population and in up to 30% of those who seek plastic surgery services. Treatments offered to…

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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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