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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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We Provide Serious Plastic Surgery – No Monkey Business

I am very proud of my plastic surgery practice. My aim from the get-go was to be the best surgeon possible and to provide my patients with the very best plastic surgery to be found anywhere. Without a doubt, times have changed since I was trained years ago, but I have also changed with the times in ways that are good for my patients and my reputation. To give you a few examples:I don’t sell to patients. I educate them.I…

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Choosing the Best Breast Implant Size

Not too big, not too small. I want it to be perfect!How do I go about getting the breast implant size “perfect”? After you have done your homework and seen hundreds of pictures of breast augmentation results, how do you know what size is best for your body and personality?At Westlake Plastic Surgery we play “dress up.” This means we try on various implant sizers in front of a full-length mirror and talk about what we see. Along the way,…

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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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