I am considering gynecomastia surgery. I'm 57 yrs old. Can I have this procedure without losing definition?
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Thanks for the post. The short answer to your question is yes. However, you would need to be examined in person to see whether you have glandular excess, fatty excess, or both. This will determine the best procedure. I recommend that you be evaluated by a plastic surgeon experienced in gynecomastia surgery. There are some nuances in operating in older men compared with younger men and teens.
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if its big chest muscle than you won't lose your definition.