Parabens and Gynecomastia

Parabens are used as a preservative and to stop the growth of bacteria and harmful mold in food since the early 1950’s. In addition to food products, parabens can be found in some cosmetics, hair products, shaving cream, and lotions, etc. Parabens can be absorbed through the skin besides being ingested through food, beverages, and some pharmaceuticals. What are Parabens? So what are parabens? Parabens are a man-made chemical that studies have shown can mimic estrogen in the body’s cells, [...]

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What is the Cost of Gynecomastia Surgery?

Gynecomastia SpecialistMiguel A. Delgado, Jr., M.D. San Jose men, in order to plan for their gynecomastia surgery, ask what the cost will be. Cosmetic plastic surgery is highly personalized as no two people are exactly alike. For the male breast reduction patient, gynecomastia comes in many different forms. There is what is known as “pseudo-gynecomastia”, which is caused by fat alone and usually remedied by liposuction. Then for “true” gynecomastia, there can be a mild to moderate condition, which is [...]

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Can Gynecomastia Surgery be Combined With Other Procedures?

male breast reduction with gland excision and liposuction photo
This is a 33-year-old male who presented for evaluation of gynecomastia and excess fat around his waist and abdomen. He is 5 feet 7 inches and weighs 170 pounds. He underwent male breast reduction with gland excision and liposuction of his chest with ultrasonic liposuction of the abdomen and flanks. At the time of the initial consultation with Dr. Delgado, some San Jose patients ask if it is possible to have additional liposuction done at the same time as male [...]

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Can Gynecomastia be Cured by Liposuction Alone?

Before and After gland excision and liposuction photo
Before and After gland excision and liposuction Numerous San Jose men have asked if it is possible to have male breast reduction done by liposuction alone. Liposuction would seem to be a quick fix, and many surgeons offer this, which accounts for many of the gynecomastia redo surgeries. Liposuction definitely has its place in the surgical procedure, but only in select cases can it provide the result that men want. The gynecomastia breast in most cases is made up of [...]

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Gynecomastia Surgery Statistics

San Jose California men have noticed there has been an increase in gynecomastia surgery in the past few years. Interestingly the statistics for 2011, as reported by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), showed that male breast reduction surgery was the fourth most popular cosmetic procedure performed on men. The most popular was rhinoplasty but was down 2% from 2010. In second position was eyelid surgery, this was also down by 9% from 2010. The third most popular procedure [...]

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Gynecomastia Specialist, How to Find the Best

The internet is a great source of information for men suffering with man boobs, or moobs or technically known as gynecomastia. There is a website, gynecomastia.org that has been around since 1999 that is dedicated to providing men with information along with forums where they can share stories, offer advice, ask questions of each other and of surgeons about gynecomastia. Many men find in their research horror stories of patients who have opted to have surgery, only to find their [...]

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