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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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