Are there any non-surgical options for gynecomastia? I'm considering surgery but have read stories here w/ poor outcomes.(photo)
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Gynecomastia Surgical Techniques
There are three types of surgical treatment options available that treat gynecomastia. The doctor will recommend the one that is best suited to each individual case.
The excision technique is used on cases of #gynecomastia where excess skin and glandular breast tissue must be removed and the areola or nipple needs reduction and repositioning to create a natural looking appearance. The incision patterns are determined by the specific condition of the patient. The doctor will recommend this procedure which combines the liposuction technique and excision technique to create a natural look. Patients are given specific instructions for the recovery period.
Men who suffer from large #areolas may notice that after breast surgery, the skin of the chest muscles will tighten, causing the areolas to tighten and diminish in size. This is a result of the removal of glandular and/or adipose tissue.
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Non-Surgical Treatment for Gynecomastia
Thank you for posting. The answer to your main question is no, there are no non-surgical treatments for gynecomastia. The only predictable treatment is surgery. Based on your photos, you have significant gynecomastia. If the skin tone is poor then you may require more than just excision of the breast tissue with or without liposuction. You may need skin resection as well. I recommend that you be evaluated by a board-certified plastic surgeon with experience in gynecomastia surgery.
Severe gynecomastia.You better find a very experienced surgeon.
to be high since the first picture. The question is what other organ systems are being effected by the
hormonal manipulation you are receiving. I suggest you get a comprehensive evaluation by an
endocrinologist before any surgery. Among other issues, 1% of all breast surgeries are in men. Do you have
a family history of breast cancer?
In terms of treatment, the longer you wait the more skin, and more difficult the reconstruction/outcome.
Hope this helps
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