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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Do I need to wear a bra after breast augmentation?

I can’t figure out why it is that women who have had breast enhancements were not told that they needed to wear a bra, eve in bed! There is nothing about a breast augmentation that makes a bra optional.The only exception would be a patient who has a firm, non mobile implants. This could be because of a breast contracture or because textured implants were used, which are designed not to move. Any breast that is soft and has an…

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