Will a female/male surgeon make any difference on the outcome of male breast reduction? (Photo)

consult today with a plastic surgeon she has done this before she says that direct incision is what i want and she never lost a nipple before ... should i be concerned that she might not know that much on male breast she is a A.S.A.P surgeon i panic that she might make a mess out of my chest and deformed it as i see alot of storys on the web . if you had to choose would a female surgeon mean a poor outcome and/or a male surgeon mean better results ??????THANKYOU

Doctor Answers 4

Female vs. Male Surgeon

The gender of the plastic surgeon is not a determing factor of your surgerical #outcome. Regardless of the surgeon's #gender, it is most important to select a plastic surgeon who is #board-certified and has a great deal of experience with male breast #reduction. Plastic surgeons who have specialized in breast surgery and cosmetic surgery are suitable to perform your procedure. Aside from checking board-certification, it is suggested that you look at before and after photos of the surgeons actual patients, and read patient reviews. Gathering all of this information will help you make a well-informed decision.

Please be advised that each patient is unique and previous results are not a guarantee for individual outcomes. As with all cosmetic surgery, results will be rewarding if expectations are realistic. With any surgical procedure, there are some risks which your doctor will discuss with you during your consultation.

Orange County Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 110 reviews


Male or female board certified plastic surgeon should have ABSOLUTELY nothing to do with it. The training for board certification is extensive. There are both male and female plastic surgeons who specialize more in one type of operation than another and that should be more of an issue for you. Good luck with it. 

Sherwood Baxt, MD
Paramus Plastic Surgeon
3.8 out of 5 stars 25 reviews

Gynecomastia Florida

The only things that mater are the following :
How should I choose a surgeon?
Selecting a surgeon is as important a choice as the decision to undergo surgery. Choose carefully. The decision is yours. What follows is some advice to assist in making your selection.
1. Experience matters. Choosing a surgeon who has performed over one thousand gynecomastia cases increases the likelihood that they have seen a case similar to yours in the past. Selecting a surgeon whose practice is focused on gynecomastia exclusively is also an indicator of experience.
2. Results matter. The more before-and-after pictures a surgeon displays, the better. Pay attention not just to the number of pictures, but whether the surgeon is confident enough to show multiple angles of the same patient.
3. Reviews matter. Have patients reviewed your surgeon? Did those patients undergo the surgery you are considering?
4. Expertise matters. Is your surgeon recognized by the profession as an authority in the field? Are they certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery? Have they authored books or medical journal articles regarding your surgery?
We hope these guidelines are of assistance when you are selecting your surgeon. When undergoing surgery, it is very important to be realistic about your expectations. Past results are not a guarantee of future results. Also, revision surgery tends to be significantly more difficult than initial surgery.

Mordcai Blau, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 76 reviews

Sex of Surgeon for Gynecomastia

The sex of the surgeon makes no difference in the result you can expect from your Gynecomastia surgery. Male surgeons do female breast enlargements all the time. The important thing is the experience of the surgeon. An ASPS surgeon is board certified in plastic surgery. Additionally, it sounds as if this surgeon has done a number of these. It is this experience that is important.

Robert T. Buchanan, MD
Highlands Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 6 reviews

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