Am I a good candidate for gynecomastia surgery? I want to look natural after surgery. What happens to the excess skin? (Photo)
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Gynecomastia Surgery Techniques and the Costs
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.
#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.
Lastly, it is crucial 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.
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Insurance won't cover this procedure as it is considered cosmetic surgery. Meet with some board certified plastic surgeons in your area. They can examine you and give you a realistic idea of what your results will be. Best of luck!
Treatment of large gynecomastia
The results will be a trim, tight chest with normally located nipples. The trade-off will be scars on your chest -- which will be permanent but which will fade in time. You will certainly look and feel better in your clothes and you will be able to wear a tight T-shirt with no problem and you will not bounce and jiggle when you run.
If you want surgery, this is truly your only alternative.
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Elliot W. Jacobs, MD, FACS
New York City
Excess skin & gynecomastia
Very large male breast issue
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