Austin Gynecomastia Center Blog

man doing bench press after asking his doctor When can I get back to the gym after gyno surgery?

When Can I Get Back To The Gym After Gynecomastia Surgery?

The Answer May Surprise You Our society doesn’t always appreciate the benefits of being in good shape. Thankfully, many guys frequent the gym and engage in healthy, everyday exercise in one form or another. This is a good thing and should be a part of everyone’s routine for mental and physical health benefits. There is nothing better than exercise to make one feel good on many levels. That’s probably why so many men ask, “When can I get back to […]

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answering the question why do we get gyno surgery

Why Do We Get Gynecomastia Surgery?

It’s a simple question. We know that gynecomastia negatively impacts our daily lives — not for everyone, but for many guys who have it. It’s a benign condition, meaning it won’t harm us physically. But it gets into our heads, which becomes the fundamental problem with gynecomastia. We try to ignore it, deal with it on our own. We try to hide our gynecomastia by wearing clothes that camouflages the female-like breasts, and we avoid situations that may reveal our […]

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doctor examining patient to determine if being overweight causes gynecomastia

Can Being Overweight Cause Gynecomastia?

There is very little written about the relationship between weight and gynecomastia. This is important because of the high rate of obesity in our society. Does weight gain cause gynecomastia? If so, does weight loss result in the disappearance of gynecomastia? As a very busy gynecomastia surgeon, I observe firsthand the relationship between weight gain and gynecomastia. When a man gains weight it often accumulates in areas above their waists, like the abdomen, flanks, shoulders, face, and — yes — […]

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Dr. Caridi tells about his own gyno treatment

Dr. C Opens Up About His Own Gynecomastia Treatment

I thought you all would enjoy reading about my experience with gynecomastia treatment surgery. Yes, I had treatment for what I called “older guy” gynecomastia. I’m still trying to think of a name for my type of gynecomastia that doesn’t make it sound old or insignificant. I haven’t written about it publicly until now. I never had gynecomastia personally until I hit the age of sixty. I was always in relatively good shape and I had a good body image […]

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surgeon performing cosmetic surgery procedure

Is Your Doctor Qualified To Treat Gynecomastia?

I founded the Austin Gynecomastia Center over a decade ago to accomplish a personal goal: simplify the diagnosis and treatment for gynecomastia with surgery. This needed to happen because it was quite obvious to me that there was too much confusion and misunderstanding regarding the condition. There wasn’t a “standard” general approach, even amongst surgeons.  How many boys have been told when they were young, “Don’t worry, the gynecomastia will go away on its own,” only to suffer the consequences […]

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man doing push ups to find out if exercise can get rid of gynecomastia

Can Exercise Get Rid of Gynecomastia?

Do chest exercises for gynecomastia actually help? Before talking about the effectiveness of chest exercises instead of surgery for gynecomastia , let’s back up to the big picture. Gynecomastia is the appearance of a female-like breast in a man. The condition won’t physically hurt you — it’s all about how it looks. How do you know if you have gynecomastia? For most men, it’s obvious when you have a feminine chest because there is a much thicker layer of tissue […]

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