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do men need to take hormones after breast reduction? my husband is self-conscious of his noticeable breasts. he has read that more and more men are choosing breast reduction. would need also need to have his hormone levels checked and possibly take medica

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Dr. Mary Engrav
30 years experience Emergency Medicine
No, : No, he would not need to have his hormone levels checked or take medications after surgery. Just as in women who have breast reduction, removing the tissue is permanent, although if patients have significant weight gain after the surgery the remaining tissue can enlarge, so he will just need to avoide weight gain.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Check before surgery: I would check his hormone levels prior to surgery and treat only if elevated.
Answered on May 1, 2016
Dr. Harold Rosenfeld
55 years experience Plastic Surgery
No: His plastic surgeon will discus his therapy. It doesn't usually include hormones.
Answered on Jul 12, 2014

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