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How To Get Rid Of Dowagers Hump
Depends: Dowagers hump is the stooped over posture from a compression fracture of the thoracic spine. It occurs most commonly from osteoporosis. The fracture causes a loss of height more pronounced in the front of the vertebrae leading to the bent over posture. If acute or subacute (i.e. Not chronic) this can be treated and potentially corrected with a procedure called kyphoplasty. ...Read more
Gynecomastia Surgery: Gynecomastia is easiy surgically treated by a plastic surgeon. Using direct excision and/or liposuction techniques. First step is to look at causes which are many and include medication side effects, thc use (marijuana), steroids and other drugs, obesity, endocrine disorders and familal causes and rarely from a cancer. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends: If the hump is in an amenable location, surgical resection of the piece of rib can make the protruding rib shape disappear. This is purely a cosmetic procedure, though. You can have chronic pain after the procedure if the nerves that run under the ribs are damaged severely. Also, many insurances will not pay for this as it is only cosmetic. If you are still interested, check with your doctors. ...Read more
How can I get rid of gynecomastia (man boobs) without paying (how to get rid of them the natural way)?
Not easy: Gynecomastia can be caused by obesity, side effects of medications and marijuana, and by the hormones produced by brain or testicular tumors. The enlargement can also rarely be caused by male breast cancer. The first step is to get a thorough physical exam to rule out the dangerous causes. Then, surgery or non-surgical treatment can begin. Weight loss / drug avoidance are the only free options. ...Read more
Surgery: Chest wall deformity come in two basic types. One where the breast bone and ribs is curved inward or pectus excavatum; and where it is curved outward or pectus carinatum (pigeon breast). Pectus excavatum can cause problems with endurance because the heart and lungs have a smaller space to work in. There are cosmetic concerns with both, and both can be repaired with chest wall reconstruction ...Read more
Hydroquinone: Hydroquinone over-the-counter remedies are available, but you must be patient and stay out of the sun. A dermatologist can offer stronger treatments. Be sure that this is what you want to do rather than something you think you should do or need to do -- it's your choice. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Gynecomastia: Because 50 percent of the breast is composed of fat, I'm able to reduce its size predominantly through liposuction alone. Many men choose to combine the gynecomastia procedure with Pectoral Etching, a liposuction technique developed to give the chest a more athletic appearance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Eat Protein: Yo-Yo syndrome has to do with weight changes. Carbohydrates or starches like breads, buns, donuts, spaghetti are high glycemic foods. They stimulate a craving mechanism related to glucose, insulin, and cycling of glucose in the body. Change to more protein like meats, beans, eggs and less carbohydrates. This will help stop the sugar cravings and glucose cycling in the body. ...Read more
You don't: Wrinkles can be improved, not "got rid of"- a phrase which has no utility in the world of aesthetic surgery-by means of topical tretinoin, fractional co2 laser, chemical peel, facelift, dermabrasion and other methods. Choice depends on type of wrinkles, finances, "down time" issues and personal preference. Basically, the subject is too complicated for a brief answer. ...Read moreSee 8 more doctor answers
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