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Monthly Archives: February 2015

Move On From Having Man Boobs

Gynecomastia Surgery for Man BoobsGynecomastia is rarely discussed, and it is often surrounded by many negative implications and embarrassment. Gynecomastia is the overdevelopment of male breast tissue caused by an overproduction of estrogen or an underproduction of testosterone. In preteen and teenage boys, gynecomastia is often the result of natural hormone imbalances or diseases affecting the pituitary gland, adrenal gland, or testicles. In adult males, gynecomastia can be a result of disease, weight gain, drugs (marijuana, methamphetamine, heroin), medication, or steroids.

It is estimated that around 15 percent of males suffer from gynecomastia. While it is a fairly common disorder, gynecomastia can leave deep emotional scars in boys and men who suffer from it. Gynecomastia surgery, also known as male breast reduction surgery, fixes more than aesthetics of the chest; it also helps heal the wounds that embarrassment and self-loathing may have caused.

Gynecomastia is typically marked by swollen glandular breast tissue. You may also experience pain and breast tenderness. While the preconceived notion of gynecomastia is that it occurs just in overweight men, we also often see it in men who have a good general physique. Many medications for unrelated problems can cause the development of gynecomastia. It is also prevalent in avid drug and steroid users. It is common for us to treat bodybuilders with cases of gynecomastia. The fact is that the development of gynecomastia says nothing about you as a man, and luckily it is easily treatable.

At Timeless Plastic Surgery, we perform male breast reduction surgery to treat patients with gynecomastia. Your treatment may begin with liposuction to remove the fat surrounding the glands. This can help reduce the appearance of female-like breasts, but the nipples may still remain “puffy” if you do not remove the gland. To take out the gland, a small incision is created under the nipple area. These incisions are small, and they are placed so that any scarring will be inconspicuous.

We at Timeless Plastic Surgery understand that gynecomastia can be an embarrassing and uncomfortable condition to discuss. That’s why we ensure that each patient is treated with the utmost respect and discretion possible. It is our desire to help our patients reclaim their confidence and satisfaction with their bodies.

It is important to note that if your gynecomastia developed because of drug or steroid use, continued use after your surgery may cause the recurrence of gynecomastia.

If you feel that male breast reduction surgery can help improve your appearance and restore your self-esteem, schedule your consultation today. Make your appointment by calling our office at (281) 242-8463 (TIME), or fill out our online contact form for more information.

The “Scarless” Arm Lift

Get Thinner and More Toned Arms With an Arm Lift

The Scarless Arm Lift in Sugar Land, TXYou are probably familiar with the idea of a tummy tuck. It’s the amazing procedure that helps eliminate excess skin and tone the underlying muscles of the abdominal region. It’s currently one of the top plastic surgery procedures performed because it helps patients achieve their desired flat stomach and toned contours. What you may fail to realize is that it’s not only your abdomen that can benefit from a little nip and tuck. Unsightly, flabby arms can be corrected through a procedure known as brachioplasty, or arm lift surgery.

It is common to develop sagging, “bat-wing” arms as we age or fluctuate in weight. Unfortunately, this skin is extremely difficult to tone through diet and exercise. You may find yourself in the same boat as many other patients: you can lose fat and tone your midsection, but your arms lack definition.

Excess fat and skin that accumulates on the arms often affects your self-esteem and confidence. Chances are you shy away from strapless dresses, halter tops, and let’s not even joke about photographing your arms. It is too often that patients allow themselves to live, feeling defeated, with unattractive arms.

What Is an Arm Lift?

At Timeless Plastic Surgery, we perform arm lift surgery to restore not only slimmer arms but confidence as well. During the procedure, we remove sagging skin through an incision along the underside of the arm. If you have excess fatty tissue that accompanies your sagging skin, you may choose to have liposuction with your arm lift surgery. Liposuction is used to remove unwanted fat from the area, which slims the arms and achieves a thinner and more toned arm contour. Once the excess sagging skin and fat are removed, the remaining skin is draped to form with the underlying muscle and achieve arms that appear more toned and slender.

The “Scarless” Arm Lift

Although all incisions ultimately result in a scar, we take great care to hide the incisions on the inside of the arms so they cannot be seen from the front or the back when your arms are by your side. Depending on the amount of correction needed, the incision can be located in the armpit, halfway down the inside of the arm, or the full length of the upper arm. The length of the incision will depend on how much tissue removal is required. In addition to your scars being well hidden, they will continue to fade over time. At Timeless Plastic Surgery, we strive to minimize scarring and leave our patients with beautiful results about which they can feel confident!

Get the slimmer arms you’ve been dreaming of today! At Timeless Plastic Surgery, we perform brachioplasty as well as other body lifting techniques, including tummy tuck, breast lift, and the Brazilian Butt Lift. See how body contouring can restore a more confident and attractive you. Schedule your consultation today by calling our office at (281) 242-8463 (TIME), or fill out our online contact form for more information.