Recently had gynecomastia surgery. Do I need to pay additionally for excision even though it was supposed to be done? (Photo)
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Two weeks postop and gland removal
Early results after gynecomastia reduction
Gynecomastia lump after chest liposuction
Thanks for your question and photos. Based on your preoperative photos you have some residual fat based on the pinch test that you performed. It may just be swelling and inflammed tissue. I would recommend waiting till atleast 2-3 months after surgery. If it remains you may need more liposuction and gland removal. This discussion should have been done by your surgeon BEFORE the operation so that expectation would be met from both sides. You usually there may be a fee for a touch up or if the surgery needs to be redone, then facility and anesthesia fees may be charged.
I would wait 3-6 months before final judgement is made. Discuss with your plastic surgeon your concerns. We are always trying to make our patients happy. Good luck.
All the best,
Carlos Mata MD, MBA, FACS
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Recently had gynecomastia surgery. Do I need to pay additionally for excision even though it was supposed to be done?
Once you feel your healing changes have stabilized, have your surgeon reevaluate your result.
Offices have individual policies with respect to revisional surgery.
Did you and your surgeon specifically agree that the gland would be removed?
Was a periareolar incision discussed??
Or was the plan(reflected in the fees) for lipoplasty only??
If you have paid for glandular removal it should be done at no additional charge, however, if
no specific discussion occurred I would suggest a open honest conversation with your surgeon.
Communiction is critical.
If your procedure was done in an office-based surgery center there is more latitude for negotiation, if however, it was performed in a surgery center or hospital, fees for the OR an anesthesia must be paid.
If your surgeon did not do what was agreed upon perhaps he/she can help pay these fees.
It all comes down to what was agreed up.
If there was a misunderstanding, communication and compromise is the best approach.
There used to be a revisional surgery insurance; not sure if it still exists, however, it would be a great idea at the right price.
Hope this helps
Please be patient!
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