On a 1-10 scale, how severe is my case of gynecomastia? And am I a good candidate for surgery? (Photo)
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On a 1-10 scale, how severe is my case of gynecomastia? And am I a good candidate for surgery?
When the prominent breast is comprised primarily of fat, a liposuction may be the only procedure recommended. In most cases , however, we will excise the gland through an incision in the areola. Although physical exam is the best way to tell how much breast tissue may be present, your photos do show prominence of your breasts. If the findings on photos is verified by a physical exam, then you would be a candidate for lipo and excision.
Always search for a surgeon certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Good luck.
Who is a Gynecomastia Surgery Candidate & Costs
According to official statistics, 36% of adult young men and 57% of older #adult men in the United States have this medical condition in one of the four grades.
About 200,000 to 3 million cases of #gynecomastia are being reported every single year. So if you have #breast #enlargement and you feel you're an exception, please understand that 1 in 3 young adult #men and 1 in 2 older adult men are just like you and have breast #enlargement.
Several common factors can cause gynecomastia including excessive levels of #estrogen, natural #hormone changes, use of recreational drugs or alcohol, medications and their associated side effects, and, various health conditions. Also, there are different types of #gynecomastia.
There are three types of surgical #treatment #options available that treat gynecomastia. Your board-certified plastic surgeon will recommend the type best suited for you.
The most important decision to be made before performing any surgical procedure is determining whether you are an ideal #candidate.
#Surgery quotes should include the procedure itself, operating room facilities, anesthesia fees, surgeon’s fees, medical tests, post-surgery garments, prescription medication and other related costs. Most plastic surgery offices offer convenient finance plans that allow patients to pay a low monthly payment.
Costs will also vary with geographic location. Estimated costs can be found here on RealSelf.com, PlasticSurgery.org or Surgery.org.
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Your case of gynecomastia looks pretty middle of the road for cases we take to surgery. Gynecomastia has two components, the subcutaneous fatty tissue normally found under the skin all over the body as well as the enlarged glandular tissue which requires excision. Patients frequently complain of “puffy nipples” particularly when the weather is warm.
Although insurance companies frequently claim that they cover gynecomastia, the reality is these precertifications are always rejected by them as being cosmetic in nature, and therefore not covered.
Gynecomastia surgery is one of the most common procedures performed in my practice. Seek a surgeon who does many per year. We offer a technique with no scar on the chest and no drainage tubes.
I hope this has been helpful to you.
Robert D. Wilcox, M.D.
Gynecomastia is a combination of liposuction and glandular tissue removal
To ensure “no ugly scarring”, I’ve modified the traditional comprehensive technique that after doing liposuction of the marked area, I use a very small & “Unique Trans-nipple" incision to remove the tough Glandular tissues that cures the condition completely. This technique is proved to give maximum patient satisfaction and optimal results.
The cost may vary depending upon the location you choose to have the surgery, and most of insurance providers don't cover it. All the best!