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Amazing Recovery From Gynecomastia

This young man previously had his gynecomastia treated elsewhere. He reached out to me, complaining of continued fullness and what he thought were unusual scars located on both sides of his chest. I Skyped with him on several occasions to discuss my findings and to make a recommendation for his full recovery from gynecomastia. To his disappointment, I confirmed that the surgical approach was indeed unusual and that I could see the persistent fullness. Due to his previous experience with […]

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Is It Gynecomastia Or Is It Fat?

Is it gynecomastia or fat? I must get this question at least 20 times a day from all over the world. There are folks everywhere who are familiar with the Austin Gynecomastia Center and our reputation of always telling the truth without sugarcoating anything. For the longest time, I have been an advocate eliminating the term “pseudogynecomastia” because it implies that there can be “false gynecomastia” — the appearance of a female like breast in a man that is from […]

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Gynecomastia and Obesity – Is There A Connection?

There was a small study conducted years ago that found a correlation between gynecomastia and obesity: obesity occurred more frequently in patients with gynecomastia than in the general population. But we cannot draw a conclusion from these results because the scale of the study was not large enough. The true answer to the connection between gynecomastia and obesity is further complicated by the fact that the United States is in the midst of an obesity epidemic. Based on body mass […]

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Chest Contouring And Gynecomastia Treatment At The Austin Gynecomastia Center (Zones 2 and 3)

I came across this picture and realized the importance of sharing my professional insight on chest contouring to treat the fullness of the lateral chest. Most folks wouldn’t recognize the term “gynecomastia” but mention “man boobs” and people get the picture. Not good. I developed the Austin Gynecomastia Center Zone Classification system after treating hundreds of patients and realizing that they all had fairly consistent patterns of fullness that fell into these subcategories. In the image above, a patient on the operating […]

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Vaser Shrinks Gynecomastia Gland by a Factor of 7

Vaser Shrinks Gynecomastia Gland By A Factor Of 7

I’ve been performing gynecomastia surgery for a long time. The procedure itself hasn’t changed – remove the gynecomastia gland and sculpt the chest area – but my techniques are always evolving. Now that I’ve started using the Vaser system, I’ve found that the Vaser shrinks gynecomastia gland by a factor of seven! The only downside is that patients no longer see the full size of the gyno gland that was removed. When I first started treating gynecomastia several decades ago, […]

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Seroma Formation After Gynecomastia Treatment: What You Need To Know to Avoid It and Treat It

Seromas are bound to be an issue for some, especially at a busy gynecomastia practice that treats patients from all over the world. The big questions that come up are: What are the consequences of a seroma? And how do you treat it, especially if you are from out of town? A seroma is a collection of watery fluid in the area of the chest that is treated by your surgeon to remove the gynecomastia tissue and contour the chest […]

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