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    Understanding Gynecomastia In Men

    Last updated 5 days ago

    Gynecomastia is a condition in which the breast tissue of a boy or man becomes abnormally enlarged or swollen. Although enlarged breast tissue is not necessarily a cause for medical concern, it can lead to adverse psychological and emotional effects. Men with gynecomastia may feel embarrassed and they may try to avoid various social situations. If gynecomastia affects you, you could consult a plastic surgeon to explore your treatment options.  Plastic surgery such as a breast reduction procedure can improve your profile and enhance your emotional well-being.

    Medical Causes

    Often, the underlying cause of gynecomastia is an imbalance of male and female hormones. For example, gynecomastia is common in boys going through puberty. In these cases, it usually resolves itself. However, gynecomastia can also be caused by underlying medical conditions such as kidney failure, liver disease, malnutrition, and hyperthyroidism. Before having plastic surgery, it’s a good idea to get evaluated by your primary care physician to rule out these medical conditions. Other possible causes of gynecomastia include the use of medications such as chemotherapy drugs and anabolic steroid hormones.

    Lifestyle Risk Factors

    Certain men are at an increased risk of gynecomastia due to lifestyle factors. These include the use of marijuana. The consumption of alcohol and the use of methadone, heroin, and amphetamines have also been linked to gynecomastia. Additionally, you could be at an increased risk if you use certain herbal products, such as those that contain tea tree oil or lavender oil.

    Plastic Surgery Options

    For some men, gynecomastia is temporary. Avoiding lifestyle risk factors and treating underlying medical conditions is an option for men who want to wait and see if the condition resolves itself. Otherwise, a plastic surgeon can perform a breast reduction surgery to remove excess breast tissue and skin.

    If you’re considering having plastic surgery to treat gynecomastia, turn to Dr. R. Scott Yarish, MD at Town & Country Plastic Surgery. Our plastic surgery office in Houston is committed to helping each patient look and feel his or her best. You can schedule a consultation with our board-certified plastic surgeon by calling (713) 568-3257.

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    The Advantages of a Contour Threadlift

    Last updated 12 days ago

    A Contour Threadlift is a minimally invasive alternative to a traditional face lift. It involves the placement of Contour Threads in the subdermal tissue to gently lift up tissues, eliminating sagging and drooping. Many people have chosen this plastic surgery because it restores a youthful appearance with natural-looking results. A Contour Threadlift offers many benefits in addition to the incredible results. It only requires a local anesthesia and sedation, rather than general anesthesia. This minimizes the potential for complications.

    The Contour Threadlift boasts a reduced procedure time as compared to traditional surgical techniques, which means you can return home sooner. You can also return to your normal activities sooner due to the accelerated recovery time. You’ll enjoy more immediate results, with minimal scarring. As an added bonus, most patients require only over-the-counter pain relievers after the procedure due to the significantly reduced discomfort.

    Dr. R. Scott Yarish, MD of Town & Country Plastic Surgery is pleased to offer the Contour Threadlift in addition to the traditional face lift technique. To learn whether this plastic surgery is right for you, call our state-of-the-art practice at (713) 568-3257.

    Improving Your Appearance with Injectables and Fillers

    Last updated 18 days ago

    Cosmetic injectables and dermal fillers are a great way to take years off the appearance of your face. They can address problem areas such as crow’s feet, nasolabial folds, worry lines, frown lines, and smile lines. Since there are a wide array of injectables available, plastic surgeons can customize the treatment to each individual patient’s unique needs.

    As you’ll learn by watching this video, cosmetic injectables are best given a little earlier in life, before the signs of aging are obvious. You can use these treatments to maintain your youthful appearance, allowing for subtle improvements over time.

    You can schedule a plastic surgery consultation for cosmetic injectables with Dr. R. Scott Yarish, MD of Town & Country Plastic Surgery. Give us a call at (713) 568-3257 and ask us about our chemical peels, tummy tucks, and face lifts.

    How You Can Speed Up the Healing Process After Your Cosmetic Surgery

    Last updated 25 days ago

    Any type of plastic surgery requires a recovery period. The exact length of time will vary from patient to patient. Your recovery time also depends on the exact type of plastic surgery you had. However, you can accelerate your recovery by improving your overall wellness. The most important step to take is to follow the plastic surgeon’s instructions exactly.

    Avoid Certain Drugs

    Before having plastic surgery, it’s essential to inform the surgeon of any medications you’re taking, including over-the-counter drugs and supplements. Some of these drugs have an anti-clotting effect on the blood and must be avoided for a certain period of time. These include aspirin, echinacea, melatonin, valerian, and St. John’s Wort. Your plastic surgeon will advise you as to when you should discontinue and subsequently reinstate your medication and supplement regimen.

    Make Nutritional Choices

    Your diet has a significant effect on your body’s ability to heal itself. You can promote proper wound healing by eating nutrient-dense foods, particularly those rich in vitamins A, C, and E. Choose plenty of vibrantly colored vegetables and fruits every day. Additionally, eat a high-protein diet by choosing foods such as legumes, nuts, soy, and chicken.

    Modify Your Lifestyle

    If you smoke or drink alcohol, you’ll need to modify your lifestyle before and after plastic surgery. Alcohol must be avoided entirely for at least 72 hours prior to and after your surgery. If you smoke, you’ll need to quit for at least two weeks before your surgery; refrain from smoking for a minimum of two weeks afterward. Smoking interferes with wound healing, while alcohol is detrimental for your immune system.

    If you have any questions about your recovery, Dr. R. Scott Yarish, MD is here to help. With over 16 years of experience in plastic surgery, Dr. R. Scott Yarish has the extensive knowledge and experience necessary to help patients enjoy an accelerated recovery. Call Town & Country Plastic Surgery at (713) 568-3257 for more information about plastic surgery.

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