Plastic Surgery


The Problem with Gynecomastia is that it can be a Non-Starter

Having gynecomastia is a challenge, to say the least. The visual impact of the chest fullness and puffy nipples leads to a distorted body self-image and a loss of confidence. Guys being guys will do anything in their power to try and tackle this problem on their own—medications, diet, exercise and even duct tape in some cases. Forget about being shirtless in public. They become experts in hiding their gyno by adjusting their body posture and wearing the right clothing. […]

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The Reality of Plastic Surgery: The world of plastic surgery as you know it may not be the world of plastic surgery that I live in.

People learn about plastic surgery from the media, friends and family, as well as their own experiences with prior procedures. It’s not uncommon that when I meet a patient for the first time, I can sense awkward moments, long pauses and incredulous stares caused by the mismatch of what I have said and reality as they know it. One example is the length of recovery from a particular procedure. I may say a week or two but other surgeons have […]

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Can I wear a push up bra after a breast augmentation?

At first glance, you might ask yourself why you would even consider wearing a push up bra after you just had your breasts augmented. After all, the purpose of a breast augmentation with implants is to make your breasts larger so you don’t have to wear a push up bra for that “enhanced” look. The purpose of this consideration is twofold: Patients may benefit from the use of a push up bra to keep their implants upfront and center, where […]

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Breast Augmentation in Austin, Texas: Reflections of a Senior Surgeon with 28 Years Experience

Breast augmentation is about two important issues—breast volume and breast shape. They are related to some degree, but are very independent in many ways that I will try to describe. Patients are most happy with a size that they can live with and a shape that is flattering in the mirror. Breast size is simply how large your implant can be in terms of volume. The following is a short list of issues that are related to size: 1. Most patients […]

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The Zone Classification System at the Austin Gynecomastia Center

I have devised a Zone Classification system at the Austin Gynecomastia Center that has been very useful in communicating with and treating gynecomastia patients. After my first 500 cases of gynecomastia, it became clear to me that there are very consistent zones of the male chest that can show signs of fullness, yet not all patients have the same combination of these zones. Developing this classification system has allowed my patients to effectively communicate the areas of concern and has allowed me to […]

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All About the BAR Procedure: Breast Augmentation and Reduction

Breast augmentation and breast lift in Austin, Texas. Why Westlake Plastic Surgery offers you the best alternative possible. I just finished my weekend run around Town Lake and after observing the women around me, it dawned on me that my BAR procedure is all about making your breasts appear as if you’re wearing your best bra, even when you’re not! Let me explain all about the Bar Procedure: breast augmentation and reduction. Unless you’re young and perfect or you have […]

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