What are the options available if one is unhappy with first Gynecomastia surgery?

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When to Consider Gynecomastia Surgery Revision

The areas after Gynecomastia Surgery may feel “lumpy” or irregular, and should decreases with time. Often massaging these areas will help soften the scar tissue. Also, the #compression garment helps reduce the swelling, and the longer it is worn, the more quickly you will #heal. It can also assist in the retraction of the skin. If you have any concerns about #healing, its best to ask questions of your surgeon or their nursing staff. It's possible that any indentations could be addressed with fat grafting or cosmetic filler(s) if eligible.

Typically, its best to wait at least one year following the initial surgery to consider a revision. It is imperative you 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
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Options

There are many options for revision but it starts with knowing what the problem is and that requires a full examination

Dr Corbin

Frederic H. Corbin, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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Gynecomastia surgery

If you are unhappy with the results of your gynecomastia surgery, it is best to talk to your surgeon to see if a revision is possible.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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Revision gynecomastia surgery

As with most operations revisions for unsatisfactory surgery can be considered in gynecomastia surgery. generally the revisions are performed for inadequate removal of glandular, or for irregularities.

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