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Gynecomastia Treatment in NW Indiana

What is A Male Breast Reduction? When performed on a man, breast reduction is a method to treat what is called gynecomastia. A breast reduction eliminates excess breast tissue. While simple liposuction is usually adequate, if the breasts are greatly enlarged, a surgical excision of the excess tissues is done followed by removing the extra skin to create a masculine chest appearance. What is Gynecomastia? Gynecomastia is the presence of enlarged male breasts, most often due to a hormone imbalance. It can also be caused by obesity, certain medications, weight loss, aging, and/or anabolic steroid use. You may be surprised … Continue reading

Let’s Talk About Stretch Marks

While it’s true that nobody wants stretch marks—those grooved, tire-tread lines on our skin—lots of people get them. One of the common reasons that women come to our NW Indiana plastic surgery practice for a tummy tuck is to remove stretch marks! Statistics tell us that nearly 90% of pregnant women get some stretch marks and 30% of men get them. What causes them and what can be done about them? What Causes Stretch Marks? Our skin stretches when we move and as we gain or lose weight or muscle. Most of the time, that “stretchability” can accommodate reasonable changes … Continue reading

Our December 2017 Newsletter

Supporting Breast Cancer Patients In honor of October being Breast Cancer Awareness month, Dr. Galante set aside funds from every breast procedure performed in October to benefit women without the means to pay for breast health. He donated those funds to Franciscan Health Crown Point. If you want to learn more about this cause and who the donations benefit, you can visit the Franciscan Alliance Foundation website. Stay Tuned for More Online Events   Stay tuned to Dr. Galante’s Facebook page for the latest updates on the next Coffee Talk online event. Get the answers to all your plastic surgery questions, without having to leave … Continue reading

Our October 2017 Newsletter

Hospice Hustle Was a Success!   Sunday, September 17 was another successful Hospice Hustle Cycling Event that benefits Hospice of the Calumet Region.   This event has been co-chaired by Dr. Galante and Bill Hasse of Hasse Construction for the last 13 years. We appreciate all the volunteers and hospice staff who made this a wonderful day for an organization that serves our community in an important way.   His & Hers Treatments   Over the last several years, there has been a boom in the number of male plastic surgery patients. Even so, the misconception persists that all our … Continue reading

Tips Before Your Tummy Tuck

Also referred to as abdominoplasty, this procedure allows our Northwest Indiana tummy tuck patients a renewed sense of self-confidence and body image. This procedure often follows major weight loss or weight-loss surgery, or pregnancy, when unwanted sagging tissue and little pockets of fat are present around the abdomen. In order to achieve a sculpted, flatter abdomen all you need to do is schedule a consultation followed by a procedure. However, that’s not all you have to do! In fact, there are a few steps you can take prior to surgery to ensure the best possible, longest lasting results! First of … Continue reading

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  • Real Patient Stories

    Julie's Breast Augmentation

    Julie's Breast Augmentation

    "I'm proud of what I did. I've never felt so good about myself in my life. It may sound funny, but I'm complete now. I have my two kids, my husband, and I'm healthy."

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    Dina's Tummy Tuck

    Dina's Tummy Tuck

    "I was in and out in a few hours. It seems funny to say this, but overall it was honestly a pleasant experience."

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  • A Commitment to Northwest Indiana

    Community involvement is very important to Dr. Galante and his staff. We regularly participate in local events and non-profit organizations like Breast Oasis. Learn about how we give back.

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