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Just had male breast reduction with slim lipo when should I see results?

Just had male breast reduction with slim lipo when should I see results?

Liposuction results: There is typically significant swelling associated with liposuction. The swelling will gradually subside after surgery to the point where you will begin to appreciate your new contour by 6 weeks after surgery. You should achieve your final shape by 6 months after surgery. ...Read more

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Liposuction (Definition)

Liposuction surgery involves the use of hollow cannulas and suction devices used to remove adipose tissue; should not feel anything when the procedure is performed. Indicated for patients at their long-term stable weight, who present with diet and exercise resistant adipose tissue of localized areas with good quality overlying skin. Not substitute for diet and exercise or ...Read more


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Is breast implant removal needed during a breast lift? I had breast augmentation done 20 years ago, and i'm not sure if i need to have them removed. Now my breasts are sagging and i think i need a lift. If I have a breast lift, is breast implant removal a

Is breast implant removal needed during a breast lift? I had breast augmentation done 20 years ago, and i'm not sure if i need to have them removed. Now my breasts are sagging and i think i need a lift. If I have a breast lift, is breast implant removal a

Not needed: + advise: It is not absolutely necessary but i would advise that you truly consider removal, removal with replacement (larger or smaller or transition from saline to silicone or vice versa) or removal and fat transfer. There are many options for this and they should be discussed with a board certified plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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Should i undergo skin removal surgery after having a bariatric surgery? I am a fifty-year-old woman and recently had surgery to lose weight. I am very happy to say that all is well and I have been shedding pounds very quickly. However, I have noticed that

Should i undergo skin removal surgery after having a bariatric surgery? I am a fifty-year-old woman and recently had surgery to lose weight. I am very happy to say that all is well and I have been shedding pounds very quickly. However, I have noticed that

The : The decision to undergo skin removal after weight loss is often a personal one. While some skin problems such as infections in skin folds or extreme overhang makes a procedure medically necessary other issues are more purely cosmetic. Insurance coverage is not available for most of these procedures except the removal of the abdominal apron which is sometimes covered. ...Read more

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When will i be a good candidate for a lower body lift? After having gastric bypass surgery four months ago, i lost 100 pounds. I now have loose skin in my midsection that i would like to have removed through a lower body lift procedure. Am i a good candid

When will i be a good candidate for a lower body lift? After having gastric bypass surgery four months ago, i lost 100 pounds. I now have loose skin in my midsection that i would like to have removed through a lower body lift procedure. Am i a good candid

Yes : Yes you are a good candidate assuming your overall medical condition is good.But as long as you are still losing weight i would wait till your weight has stabilized.That's when i would consider doing the surgery.Congratulations on your taking charge of your life. ...Read more

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Is liposuction a good option for me right now? I am within a normal weight range for my height, but i would like to remove some of the excess fat in my abdomen. I’m not yet 35, and want some results and a flat stomach through liposuction. .

Is liposuction a good option for me right now? I am within a normal weight range for my height, but i would like to remove some of the excess fat in my abdomen. I’m not yet 35, and want some results and a flat stomach through liposuction.

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Liposuction : Liposuction is a great option for people who are normal weight and wish to remove fat from some "stubborn" areas. It is a body contouring procedure and not a weight loss procedure. To get the best results you should not have extra skin or a lot of stretch marks in the area. If that is the case, then you should also consider a tummy tuck. ...Read more

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I had no choice but to have my breast implants removed in 2012 after having a needle biopsy done just above my left breast please help?

I had no choice but to have my breast implants removed in 2012 after having a needle biopsy done just above my left breast  please help?

See Surgeon: If you are considering additional breast surgery, for example breast re augmentation, i would suggest that you meet with board certified plastic surgeons to discuss your goals. Ask to see lots of examples of their work and select your plastic surgeon carefully. Communicate your goals carefully as well. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Im a trans guy researching surgeries. my breasts are at a 36 d and i dont know whether i should get a mastectomy or just a reduction.

Im a trans guy researching surgeries. my breasts are at a 36 d and i dont know whether i should get a mastectomy or just a reduction.

See plastic surgeon: If you're considering any breast reduction surgery, consult a board-certified plastic surgeon. It's important to understand before the surgery options, benefits, risks and complications. ...Read more

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What are the best options for non surgical breast enhancement. I'm 19 years old. I have an 8 month old baby. After my milk glands dried up, my breasts shrunk down even smaller than they were before i got pregnant. I was a full a pre pregnancy. How is it p

What are the best options for non surgical breast enhancement. I'm 19 years old. I have an 8 month old baby. After my milk glands dried up, my breasts shrunk down even smaller than they were before i got pregnant. I was a full a pre pregnancy. How is it p

What : What you have experienced is what 90% or more of women experince.After their pregnancy their breasts get smaller.There really are no magic creams gels whatever to enlarge your breasts.It is either an impalnt and since you are 19 it means saline or possibly using your own fat assuming you have enough fatty tissue to transfer, . ...Read more

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Is male breast reduction surgery a permanent solution? Before i spend the money on male breast reduction, i want to be sure it's permanent. Do male breasts ever grow back after the surgery? .

Is male breast reduction surgery a permanent solution? Before i spend the money on male breast reduction, i want to be sure it's permanent. Do male breasts ever grow back after the surgery?

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Yes-permanent result: Male breast reduction surgery is for non-resolving breast growth in a normal/close to normal weight patients and can be pubertal, hormone induced or as side effect of medication. Once treated with a subcutaneous mastectomy or subtotal resection or aggressive liposuction, it is unusual to see recurrences. ...Read more

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What butt augmentation procedure is reversible? I am a female dancer in my late 20s. I am considering a butt augmentation, but I am interested in a technique that can be reversed in case of unsatisfactory results or i want a different look later in my lif

What butt augmentation procedure is reversible? I am a female dancer in my late 20s. I am considering a butt augmentation, but I am interested in a technique that can be reversed in case of unsatisfactory results or i want a different look later in my lif

Implant fat transfer: Butt augmentation can be completed by fat transfer or by solid silicone butt implants. However, do not be deceived.Reversal of cosmetic surgery is kind of like using white out to remove black spots on a pure white sheet of paper. Yes, fat transfer can be removed by liposuction and skin lift in the future if you are unhappy. Solid silicone implants can be removed, but there will always be scars. ...Read more

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How safe is a mommy makeover? I need a slight breast lift, tummy tuck and a little liposuction. I’ve heard you can have them all at once, but i’ve also heard about people dying because they had too much done in one surgery. How much do I increase my chanc

How safe is a mommy makeover? I need a slight breast lift, tummy tuck and a little liposuction. I’ve heard you can have them all at once, but i’ve also heard about people dying because they had too much done in one surgery. How much do I increase my chanc

Generally Safe: Yes, breast and tummy tuck surgery are frequently performed together. However, each patient's “situation” is evaluated individually, with emphasis placed on safety of having the combination procedures. Patient's medical condition and duration of surgery are considered. The safety record of the anesthesiologist and that of the fully accredited surgery facility should be asked about also. ...Read more

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I would like to know is a direct submentoplasty would work for me? I am a 50 year old active male. Workout 4 or 5 days a week. I lost 50lbs about 2 1/2 years ago and was left with loose skin under my chin that bothers me greatly!

I would like to know is a direct submentoplasty would work for me? I am a 50 year old active male.  Workout 4 or 5 days a week.  I lost 50lbs about 2 1/2 years ago and was left with loose skin under my chin that bothers me greatly!

The : The best method to address your neck/chin loose skin depends a lot on your anatomy. If you have excess fat deposits in the area liposuction (or direct excision) may help. The concern would be that the overlying skin may not contract appopriately in the area to redrape it, though. This aspects depends on your overall skin elasticity. A neck lift can be done to furterh tighten the tissues in the neck area and if there is an excess of skin that needs to be removed a facelift may also be indicated. With patients who have quite a bit of weight loss like you did there is often an excess of skin that ends up hanging there under the chin. ...Read more

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Do I have to be a normal weight to qualify for tumescent liposuction? I am about 10% overweight. Can i still have tumescent liposuction, or do I have to be a normal weight first? .

Do I have to be a normal weight to qualify for tumescent liposuction? I am about 10% overweight. Can i still have tumescent liposuction, or do I have to be a normal weight first?

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May be.: It is possible that you may be a candidate for liposuction surgery; a precise answer would require in-person consultation. Best to achieve your long-term stable weight prior to proceeding, but you may be close enough. The quality of skin elasticity overlying the areas of concern will also be important to a successful outcome. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I had a abdominoplasty surgery(tummy tuck) and some liposuction recently. I would like to keep my shape , what would recommend for my daily diet?

I had a abdominoplasty surgery(tummy tuck) and some liposuction recently. I would like to keep my shape , what would recommend for my daily diet?

Whole foods: Simple sugars and processed carbs should be avoided or limited. This includes any flour product. The fine grind makes absorption quick, and spikes your blood sugar which increases Insulin and promotes weight gain. Good fats such as olive oil and coconut oil are fine in sensible amounts. Eat a rainbow of organic vegetables and 3-4 oz protein with each meal 5 hours apart. ...Read more

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How do I control pain after a lifestyle lift? I am a 55-year-old woman with a very droopy neck. My doctor suggested that i get lifestyle lift, but I am not very good at dealing with pain. How painful is the recovery after this cosmetic procedure? Will tyl

How do I control pain after a lifestyle lift? I am a 55-year-old woman with a very droopy neck. My doctor suggested that i get lifestyle lift, but I am not very good at dealing with pain. How painful is the recovery after this cosmetic procedure? Will tyl

Pain : Pain control after facelift surgery is usually achieved with a combination medication such as oxycodone and Acetaminophen (this combination is the same as percocet). Typically patients need such heavy pain medication for only 2-3 days. After that, Acetaminophen alone or a safe anti-inflammatory, like celebrex, (celecoxib) can be used. The lifestyle lift is a brand-named procedure, but it typically represents a "mini-facelift" approach. Facelifts requiring less-invasive surgery may result in a small decrease in post-operative pain compared with traditional approaches. However, a less aggressive facelift approach may produce less dramatic improvement in your face. ...Read more

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If I just want fuller 36C breast-cup size natural looking- could I be a candidate for fat transfer argumentation? What's procedure and healing time?

If I just want fuller 36C breast-cup size natural looking- could I be a candidate for fat transfer argumentation? What's procedure and healing time?

See Plastic Surgeon: There are several ways to improve the appearance of your breasts. The choices depend on your health status, preferences, and cost, as well as risks and benefits for each procedure. See two or three plastic surgeons for their opinions and recommendations. The final decision will be up to you. Plastic surgeons will have pictures of their past patients' appearances before and after surgery, too. ...Read more

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Just had male breast reduction with slim lipo when should I see results?

Liposuction results: There is typically significant swelling associated with liposuction. The swelling will gradually subside after surgery to the point where you will begin to appreciate your new contour by 6 weeks after surgery. You should achieve your final shape by 6 months after surgery. ...Read more

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Does male breast reduction just involve liposuction of the breasts, or is there actual breast tissue that needs to be cut out? I'm considering getting male breast reduction surgery, but i'm not sure what it involves, and i'm kind of embarrassed to ask. .

Does male breast reduction just involve liposuction of the breasts, or is there actual breast tissue that needs to be cut out? I'm considering getting male breast reduction surgery, but i'm not sure what it involves, and i'm kind of embarrassed to ask.

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Both: It all depends on your physical exam. If you have fatty large breast and little skin excess, you may be a good candidate for liposuction alone. But if you have large glandular breasts and extra skin, some of that may need to be removed surgically. ...Read more

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How effective is liposuction in male breast reduction? My breasts are pretty large, and i'm considering a male breast reduction. Is breast tissue always removed, or is the problem normally due to fat in the breast? How much can I reduce the size of my bre

How effective is liposuction in male breast reduction? My breasts are pretty large, and i'm considering a male breast reduction. Is breast tissue always removed, or is the problem normally due to fat in the breast? How much can I reduce the size of my bre

Very effective : Liposuction is very effective on male breast reduction if there is no or little skin excess, little stretch marks and little breast tissue. But if there is skin excess or large gland, you will benefit from a surgical reduction which removes breast gland and skin. Liposuction could be used as an adjunct to smooth out the contour, the lateral chest roll or the top. ...Read more

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I am getting male breast reduction. Are there more mendoing this these days?

I am getting male breast reduction. Are there more mendoing this these days?

YES!: Yes, many men, just like you, are having male breast reduction. The american society for aesthetic plastic surgery reports that about 20, 000 men a year in the U.S. Have gynecomastia (male breast) reduction. It is the 4th most common procedure men have. ...Read more

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Why do I have to avoid sexual activity after a male breast reduction?

Restrictions postope: In general after this type of surgery your surgeon will want you to avoid most physical activity including sexual for a few reasons: 1. To avoid trauma to a recently operated field; 2. Any activity that increases the blood pressure and heart rate may increase the risk of bleeding; 3. To allow the tissues ideal healing. ...Read more

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Why do I have to avoid sexual activity after a male breast reduction? I heard that i would have to abstain from sex for several weeks after my male breast reduction. Why would I have to avoid sexual activity for 4 weeks if i'm allowed to return to work af

Why do I have to avoid sexual activity after a male breast reduction? I heard that i would have to abstain from sex for several weeks after my male breast reduction. Why would I have to avoid sexual activity for 4 weeks if i'm allowed to return to work af

Ask Surgeon: Best to ask your plastic surgeon. Generally, in my practice returned to sexual activity can occur in 7 to 10 days. One concern might be the potential for bleeding with an elevated blood pressure that can occur during sexual activity. ...Read more

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Can male breast reduction be done on a teenage boy? My 15-year old son's breasts have been growing for about a year now. They're actually bigger than some of the girls' he knows. He's really embarrassed and has been staying home more and more. Is he too y

Can male breast reduction be done on a teenage boy? My 15-year old son's breasts have been growing for about a year now. They're actually bigger than some of the girls' he knows. He's really embarrassed and has been staying home more and more. Is he too y

Male : Male breast development is normal in teenagers. Unfortunately, development is excessive in some young men. It is unlikely to be caused by an endocrine problem but it is probably worthwhile having his pediatrician evaluate him for this. I feel that if he is mature enough to handle going through an operation, then age 15 is fine for this problem. The improvement in self esteem can be quite significant. ...Read more

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What things affect the price of a male breast reduction surgery? I've seen price ranges for male breast reduction as wide as $3000 to $10, 000. What things make the price so variable? .

What things affect the price of a male breast reduction surgery? I've seen price ranges for male breast reduction as wide as $3000 to $10, 000. What things make the price so variable?

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The : The cost involved will be determined by many factors. Some male gynecomastia is improved with just liposuction alone, some with a combination of liposuction and direct excision of breast tissue, and others need more formal breast reduction with skin removal and therefore more scarring... You need to consult with a plastic surgeon in your area. Best of luck to you... www.natureredefined.com. ...Read more

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How soon after male breast reduction surgery can I start exercising my chest again? Do I have to wait until i've completely recovered from my male breast reduction, or can I start back at reduced intensity earlier? .

How soon after male breast reduction surgery can I start exercising my chest again? Do I have to wait until i've completely recovered from my male breast reduction, or can I start back at reduced intensity earlier?

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I : I typically recommend that you wait 3-4 weeks before returning to aerobic activity, and wait 4-6 weeks before heavy lifting and strenuous activity. This helps avoid prolonged swelling. All the best, dr. Skourtis. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time after male breast reduction? Even though i work out and am in pretty good shape, i look like I have female breasts, and it's difficult to hide. I would like to get male breast reduction but don't want anyone to know that I have h

What is the recovery time after male breast reduction? Even though i work out and am in pretty good shape, i look like I have female breasts, and it's difficult to hide. I would like to get male breast reduction but don't want anyone to know that I have h

Gyencomastia Surgery: Assuming a young man has achieved a long-term stable weight and there are no “causative agents” involved, surgery may be indicated to treat persistent gynecomastia. It is often best treated with partial excision of the prominent glandular tissue as well as liposuction surgery of the peripheral chest area. If the prominence of the chest wall is caused by adipose tissue, then liposuction surgery. ...Read more

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Could male breast reduction surgery improve my sleep apnea? Is it possible that my sleep apnea could improve on its own after male breast reduction? .

Could male breast reduction surgery improve my sleep apnea? Is it possible that my sleep apnea could improve on its own after male breast reduction?

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No: I would not expect improvement of your sleep apnea after male breast reduction surgery. This operation tends to improve the contour of the chest wall, providing patients with some physical and “psychosocial” benefits. ...Read more

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Is male breast reduction surgery a permanent solution? Before i spend the money on male breast reduction, i want to be sure it's permanent. Do male breasts ever grow back after the surgery? .

Yes-permanent result: Male breast reduction surgery is for non-resolving breast growth in a normal/close to normal weight patients and can be pubertal, hormone induced or as side effect of medication. Once treated with a subcutaneous mastectomy or subtotal resection or aggressive liposuction, it is unusual to see recurrences. ...Read more

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Why do I have to stop smoking before my doctor will do a male breast reduction? I wanted to have a male breast reduction, but i'm a smoker and i heard that you have to stop smoking. For how long? What does smoking have to do with a breast reduction?

Why do I have to stop smoking before my doctor will do a male breast reduction? I wanted to have a male breast reduction, but i'm a smoker and i heard that you have to stop smoking. For how long? What does smoking have to do with a breast reduction?

Stop Smoking: Nicotine behaves as a vasoconstrictor of vessels thereby decreasing blood flow to tissues ( that need to receive blood flow to heal after surgery).  a decrease in this blood flow may result in wound healing problems and/or tissue death. Patients should avoid all forms of nicotine ( smoking, gum, patches), especially prior to procedures involving flaps such as breast lifting, tummy tuck, facelifts. ...Read more

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How much pain will I have after male breast reduction surgery? I need to go back to work as soon as possible, but i can't be on heavy-duty pain meds. Will the pain after male breast reduction surgery be manageable with aspirin or aleve (naproxen)? .

How much pain will I have after male breast reduction surgery? I need to go back to work as soon as possible, but i can't be on heavy-duty pain meds. Will the pain after male breast reduction surgery be manageable with aspirin or aleve (naproxen)?

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Well tolerated: Although every patient has a different experience after surgery, most patients who undergo male breast reduction surgery tend to do very well from the discomfort standpoint. Much, of course will depend on the patient's specific procedure as well as concerns such as pain threshold. The plastic surgeon will be your best resource when it comes to more specific answers. ...Read more

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I had vaser male breast reduction 5 years ago. Now developed lump under nipple,no breast enlargement could this be Gynecomastia regrowth? Or cancer?

I had vaser male breast reduction 5 years ago. Now developed lump under nipple,no breast enlargement could this be Gynecomastia regrowth? Or cancer?

Rare for Ca: Rare for male breast cancer, especially in field of previous gynecomastia. One can have reappearance of the male tissue that was not completely removed and has regrown or a lipoma, representing a fatty deposit in the remaining breast tissue. If questionable or enlarging a simple bx will resolve the problem. ...Read more

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Breast Reduction Surgery (Definition)

Reducing breast tissue mass and elevating the breasts on the chest wall tend to improve or alleviate many of the symptoms associated with disproportionately large breasts. It tends to be one of the most patient pleasing ...Read more


Men (Definition)

Men are adult members of the male sex. The acropnym men also stands for multiple endocrine neoplasia, a hereditary condition that involves benign and malignant tumors of various glands. There are two main types, men ...Read more