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Gynecomastia is a disorder characterized by an enlargement of the glandular tissue in the male breast. While a number of men suffer from this condition, few actually seek treatment because they are ashamed or simply unaware of their treatment options. Keep reading to learn all about gynecomastia and how it can be treated.
Gynecomastia is caused by an imbalance in the estrogen and androgen hormones that occurs in normally growing infants and pubertal boys. In most cases, the excess glandular tissue subsides after puberty, while some men suffer the results long into adulthood. Certain men may be at a greater risk for gynecomastia than others, including those with testicle disorders that result in decreased testosterone production, and men with a preexisting health condition that alters their hormone levels, such as hyperthyroidism or chronic renal failure.
The most common symptom associated with gynecomastia is an enlargement of the male breasts. This enlargement is typically symmetrical in relation to the nipple and may cause the breasts to have a firm or rubbery feel. While gynecomastia typically affects both sides, the enlargement may greater affect one breast more than the other. Additional symptoms include tenderness and sensitivity to the touch, as well as a number of psychological symptoms such as depression and low self-esteem.
Men suffering from gynecomastia can remove excess glandular tissue by undergoing breast reduction surgery. During the procedure, your cosmetic surgeon will administer anesthesia before creating a small incision in order to insert a thin hollow tube or cannula. This cannula is then used to remove the tissue using liposuction techniques. In the event that the areola needs to be reduced in size or repointed after the removal of tissue, your surgeon may perform additional excisions to achieve more natural-looking results.
Don’t let gynecomastia keep you from enjoying the summer months. Get yourself ready for the beach by contacting the Advanced Plastic Surgery Centre in Houston at (281) 205-4006. You can also set up an initial consultation with Dr. Joseph Perlman by checking us out online.
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There are a number of facial rejuvenation procedures designed to ward off the signs of aging and restore your natural beauty. However, one thing that these procedures all have in common is the need to protect your skin from the sun following treatment.
The sun’s ultraviolet radiation can cause damage to your skin over time, especially if you have just undergone a rejuvenation procedure such as a microdermabrasion treatment, dermal filler injection, or laser hair removal. You can help maintain the results of your procedure and minimize your risk of sun damage by wearing sunscreen that protects against both UVA and UVB protection anytime you are going out into the sun. You may also consider adding even more protection by wearing sunglasses and a wide-brimmed hat.
Make sure you know how to maintain the results following a cosmetic surgery procedure by contacting experienced Houston board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Joseph Perlman at (281) 205-4006 today! You can learn more about our services by visiting us online.
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Cosmetic surgery is a great way to rejuvenate your facial contours and reduce the signs of aging, but many of us cannot afford to take time off of work to undergo surgical procedures such as a facelift. If you are interested in turning back the clock without the need for surgery, dermal fillers may be an excellent alternative.
Dermal fillers, sometimes referred to as cosmetic injectables, utilize natural and synthetic compounds to plump or “fill” your facial contours. Perlane, for example, is a dermal filler which uses a hyaluronic acid to diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, while helping to maintain the volume of your skin. in addition, Perlane offers immediate results and can last for up to 12 months. Ideal candidates for Perlane injections include individuals who are in good health, have realistic expectations, and who re not pregnant or breastfeeding.
For more information on Perlane, Restylane, and our other dermal fillers, give Dr. Joseph Perlman a call at (281) 205-4006. The Advanced Plastic Surgery Centre in Houston also offers facelifts, liposuction, and breast implants.
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Bariatric surgery offers individuals a way to lose significant amounts of weight when traditional diet and exercise have failed, but while bariatric surgery methods can be extremely effective, they can also leave you with large amounts of excess or sagging skin. This article will take a closer look at the candidacy guidelines for common post-bariatric body shaping procedures.
Many patients experience excess skin along their arms after undergoing bariatric surgery. Individuals whose resulting arm tissue is minimal may benefit from liposuction, while patients with larger amounts of tissue may require liposuction in conjunction with the excision and removal of the tissue. Ideal candidates for an arm-lift include patients who are unhappy with the skin along their arms, are in good overall health, and have received medical clearance from their bariatric surgeon. Patients often referred to the excess skin as “bat wings”
Losing large amounts of weight can have a direct effect on a woman’s breasts, causing them to lose volume, become saggy, or change in shape. A breast lift may be a good option for you following weight-loss surgery if your breasts have become pendulous or have lost their firmness, or if your nipples are positioned below the breast crease. However, as with a breast lift, it is important that you are healthy and have received medical clearance from your doctor to undergo body contouring procedures. The breast lift often incorporates excision of excess skin along the lateral chest and upper back. Breast lifts are often combined with breast augmentation.
If bariatric surgery has left you with excess sagging tissue along your midsection, a lower body lift may be the best solution. Also known as a belt lipectomy, a lower body lift is designed to remove excess skin along the front, side, and back areas of your body spanning from just below your ribs to your pelvic region. In performing the buttocks lift, the upper buttocks area along the waistline where skin is removed can be used to add an extra layer of fatty tissue to augment the buttocks at the same time as the lift. In order to be a candidate for a lower body lift, it is important that you have not only obtained medical clearance and are currently healthy, but that you are also committed to maintaining the results.
You can find out which post-bariatric body contouring procedure is best suited to your aesthetic goals by contacting Dr. Joseph Perlman with the Advanced Plastic Surgery Centre in Houston at (281) 205-4006. For more information, visit us on the Web.
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In today’s current job market, youth and vitality seem to be a bigger driving force than experience and wisdom. This video takes a closer look at the reasons why so many working women are choosing to turn to plastic surgery.
According to the American Society for Plastic Surgeons, 73 percent of working-age women agreed that appearance makes a difference when it comes to getting hired, receiving a promotion, and obtaining new clients. In addition, another 80 percent of women said that undergoing plastic surgery can help boost a persons’ confidence within the youth-driven workforce. Watch the entire video for more information.
If you are ready to undergo plastic surgery, Dr. Joseph Perlman is here to help. Give the Houston Advanced Plastic Surgery Centre a call at (281) 205-4006 to learn more about our services. We offer breast implant surgery, liposuction, rhinoplasty surgery, facelifts, and a variety of skin rejuvenation services.