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I went to Dr. DiBernardo because I've been self...

I went to Dr. DiBernardo because I've been self conscious for having puffy nipples (gynecomastia) ever since I was a young boy. Everything I've read on the internet says the doctor must remove the gland surgically in order to have the nipple go down in size and take on a more masculine shape. Dr. Dibernardo disagreed and did VASER lipo instead of making an incision and removing the glands (which are nearly the size of a golf ball under each nipple. It is now 2 months after the procedure and my chest looks worse than it did prior to the surgery because the glands are still there but he sucked out any fat that was around the glands with the Vaser so now the glands are even more noticeable. I was so excited to finally have a summer where I won't have to constantly be paranoid about my chest but I guess that summer is not going to be 2014 thanks to poor judgement by the doctor.

I am extremely upset over this and you will find it shocking to hear that both post-surgery appointments I had were unexpectedly with his "partner doctor"... which means I have not even seen Dr. DiBernardo at all after my surgery for 2 months now. So I haven't even been able to confront him about this yet. I've only been able to talk to his partner who wasn't even there the day of my procedure.

Any advice on his to handle this? Do I trust him to do a second procedure and remove the glands? He also did lipo on my belly during this procedure since I figured I may as well.... and to be honest the results aren't anywhere near what I thought they'd be. The top half of my stomach looks exactly the same, he only removed the fat from the lower half of my abs.

What do I do? Overall I just feel like he has paid little to no attention on me. The one visit I had to him before the surgery he spent less than 5 minutes in the room. Now 2 months after surgery I haven't seen him once and I've requested to see him for both appointments. I don't know if I can trust him to cut me open again but I can't afford to pay someone else.....


I was able to see the doctor again and he advised me to get my blood tested to determine if my hormone levels are appropriate and then determine how we will proceed to remove the large glands (which still seem to be getting larger). I'm glad that this will eventually get fixed and just hope I don't end up paying again but it doesn't seem like that will be the case.

2 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
1 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
1 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
1 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
5 out of 5 stars Wait times
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