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Men’s Health Magazine Does A Story On The Austin Gynecomastia Center

This late summer edition of Men’s Health magazine features a story about gynecomastia surgery at the Austin Gynecomastia Center. We had the good fortune of having them come visit us for several days to see firsthand how we care for our gynecomastia patients, so they can spread the word about this unfortunate condition affecting men. When first approached for this article, I thought this would be a great opportunity to get the word out about gynecomastia. I wanted them to […]

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doctor discusses how to prevent loose skin after gynecomastia surgery with a patient who has advanced gynecomastia and significant weight loss

Loose Skin After Gynecomastia Surgery

Since establishing the Austin Gynecomastia Center many years ago, I have learned quite a lot about the diagnosis and treatment of gynecomastia, a benign but very troubling male condition. Surgery for gynecomastia was presented in my formal plastic surgical training in a confusing, somewhat subjective and arbitrary way. There were several classifications and algorithms that attempted to determine which form of treatment was best for the many varied presentations of gynecomastia. Fortunately, through my experience I discovered that most forms […]

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mondor's disease developed after gynecomastia surgery

Mondor’s Disease: A Fairly Common Condition After Gynecomastia Surgery

There is not much written about gynecomastia surgery and Mondor’s disease. I prefer using the word “condition” rather than disease because disease sounds so terrible and makes it seem worse than it is. The condition is benign (not harmful) and self-limited, which basically means it will go away on its own – sort of like a pimple. In my vast experience with gynecomastia, I have concluded that this condition is fairly common after gynecomastia treatment and is the second most […]

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What You Need to Know About Unilateral Gynecomastia, or “One-Sided” Gynecomastia

Gynecomastia is defined as the appearance of a female like breast in a male. It is related to excess proliferation of breast tissue due to an imbalance of the sex hormones estrogen and testosterone. While it is a benign condition that will not physically harm the individual, it can have a profound negative impact mentally. It’s important for men with gynecomastia to seek treatment for gynecomastia with surgery. Gynecomastia typically presents as two-sided or “bilateral” growth, but in small percentage […]

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Are Painful Rubbery Male Breast Lumps Behind The Nipple A Sign Of Gynecomastia?

For all you out there combing the Internet for information about gynecomastia, it’s important to know that you don’t need to feel a “rubbery” substance or have a painful lump behind the nipple in your chest to have gynecomastia. In fact, the vast majority of gynecomastia surgery patients don’t have male breast lumps or “nuggets” under their chest and have no pain. Gynecomastia, by definition, is the appearance of a female like breast in a male, which is commonly referred […]

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Secondary Gynecomastia Treatment: “Bringing It Home” at the AGC With Gynecomastia Revision

After 3 decades of plastic surgery practice and 3,200 gynecomastia treatment surgery cases performed, I’m often asked to evaluate and treat gynecomastia patients who have had previous treatment and are not satisfied with their results. In what is known as gynecomastia revision surgery or a gynecomastia revision, the most common issues that I am asked to evaluate in this setting are incomplete treatment or under treatment. These patients continue to have complaints of fullness of the chest, puffy nipples or […]

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