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What sort of results can I expect from gynecomastia surgery?

What sort of results can I expect from gynecomastia surgery?

Patient Pleasing.: Most patients who undergo surgery to correct gynecomastia are very pleased with the outcome of the procedure. The results of the procedure generally include a flatter chest wall. Patients often experience a physical and “psychosocial” benefit. One of the keys associated with this procedure is avoidance of over resection and a contour deformity. ...Read more

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Dr. Tom Pousti
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Gynecomastia (Definition)

Gynecomastia is enlargement of the breast tissue in male patients. A common reason for it is during the puberty. Other causes are secondary to hormonal imbalnce, liver function abnormality, side effect of certain medications or other drugs, excess alcohol consumption and sometimes unknown causes. It would be best to see a breast care provider to work up its causes and ...Read more


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What can I expect from a vitrectomy surgery?

What can I expect from a vitrectomy surgery?

Less floaters: Vitrectomy is performed to remove blood or repair a retinal detachment. These conditions tend to present as floaters and decreased vision. Although the vision may remain blurred for days or weeks after surgery, floaters should be gone and ultimately three vision should be better. ...Read more

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What can I expect from a parathyroid removal surgery?

What can I expect from a parathyroid removal surgery?

You need to clarify : Are you asking what to expect in terms of the recovery period or pain associated with surgery? Or are you asking how you will feel differently after surgery. Unless there is reason to suspect that you have men you should only have one gland removed and then the iopth level will confirm that you are cured. ...Read more

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What can I expect during the recovery from surgery for removal of a spermatocele?

What can I expect during the recovery from surgery for removal of a spermatocele?

SPERMATOCELE: A few days of soreness and swelling/bruising. This is an uncommon operation as many of them are assymptomatic. ...Read more

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What can I expect from malrotation surgery?

What can I expect from malrotation surgery?

Orthopedic surgeon: Malrotation as a diagnosis for surgery seems unlikely. I recommend you see an orthopedic spinal specialist to see exactly what your problem is. ...Read more

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What can I expect from a whipple procedure?

What can I expect from a whipple procedure?

A cure (we hope): A whipple operation involves removal of a part of the pancreas and duodenum and then re-routing the stomach, bile, and pancreatic enzymes back into the intestine. All this re-wiring has risks that favor doing this operation only at "centers of excellence" with surgeons very proficient (volume matters). Even in the best of hands, convalescence may take weeks or longer w/complications. ...Read more

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What can I expect from scoliosis surgery?

What can I expect from scoliosis surgery?

Varies: It varies based upon the surgical technique used. You would definitely want to make sure you have your questions answered by your surgeon before you have your surgery. Thank you for your question. ...Read more

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What might i expect from recovery of a parathyroidectomy?

What might i expect from recovery of a parathyroidectomy?

Better health: First of all, something is seriously wrong with your list of conditions; you can't have hyperparathyroidism and hypoparathyroidism at the same time. If you have a parathyroid adenoma that needs to come out, and it is removed, you'll be surprised how much better you'll feel, and you can stop worrying about it giving you kidney stones, hypertension and more. ...Read more

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What can I expect from strabismus surgery?

What can I expect from strabismus surgery?

Strabismus: you r vision and focus should improve dramatically hope your surgery yeilds these results all the best ...Read more

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What can I expect from a bunionectomy?

What can I expect from a bunionectomy?

Narrower foot: Following a bunionectomy your forefoot will be a bit more narrow and you may fit more comfortably into your old shoes once the swelling subsides. ...Read more

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What can you expect from malrotation surgery?

What can you expect from malrotation surgery?

Need much more info.: There can be corrective procedures in many bones: tibia, femur, any bone in the hands & feet & others. Tell us why, what bone, &at your age if it is congenial you have lived with it for years so why is important. If due to a fracture this is a different animal. ...Read more

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What can I expect from plica removal surgery?

What can I expect from plica removal surgery?

Plica surgery: I have been scoping knees for 27 years and have probably done over 3000. I have yet to do one for a plica. I would not be overly optimistic that your knee is going to be better from only excision of a plica. ...Read more

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What can I expect from foot surgery recovery?

What can I expect from foot surgery recovery?

Good Question: Depending on the type of foot surgery. You may have swelling, pain [controlled with medication]. Immobilization. Dressing changes. Physical therapy. I suggest you discuss post op care with the surgeon. ...Read more

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What can I expect from appendix surgery?

What can I expect from appendix surgery?

Get well and go home: Appendix surgery is one of the most commonly performed surgery , considered relatively low risk surgery , that will prevent catastrophic complications . You will have slight pain for couple of days, with early diagnosis and laparoscopic surgery you will go home next day ( most of the time ) ...Read more

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What can I expect from a finger surgery?

What can I expect from a finger surgery?

@1st, pain/stiffness: Finger surgery is usually well tolerated, but associated with swelling. This can lead to pain and stiffness if untreated. Ice and immbolization, followed by early protected range of motion will generally yield a good outcome. Mostly, it's dependent upon what you are having surgery for.... ...Read more

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What can I expect for recovery from depression?

What can I expect for recovery from depression?

It depends: The answer depends on you, your diet, your lifestyle, your family history, the depth of your depression, and what you are doing to help yourself with this. For instance, most antidepressants take at least 3-4 weeks to show an effect. Psychotherapy with an experienced therapist is also important, so that you address issues contributing to your depression. Medications alone will not do this. ...Read more

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What can i expect from plastic surgery for breast implants?

What can i expect from plastic surgery for breast implants?

Larger breasts: Ideally and under the best circumstances, with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, you should expect larger, natural looking and more projecting breasts. ...Read more

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What sort of results can I expect from gynecomastia surgery?

Patient Pleasing.: Most patients who undergo surgery to correct gynecomastia are very pleased with the outcome of the procedure. The results of the procedure generally include a flatter chest wall. Patients often experience a physical and “psychosocial” benefit. One of the keys associated with this procedure is avoidance of over resection and a contour deformity. ...Read more

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How is gynecomastia surgery done?

How is gynecomastia surgery done?

Carefully!: A skilled plastic surgeon may use several different techniques depending on the anatomic severity at hand. Periareolar incisions and liposuction techniques are often used, and can be incomplete and unsatisfactory, but combination excision and lipo can yield nice results with minimal scarring. More severe cases will require skin incisions and scars. Technique and experience is important here. ...Read more

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What is surgery like for gynecomastia?

Depends on Situation: I have found that gynecomastia, if persistent, 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 liposculpture surgery alone may suffice. For patients with excess skin, common after weight loss, skin excision may also be necesary. ...Read more

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What occurs during a gynecomastia surgery?

Varies...: I have found that gynecomastia, if persistent, 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 liposculpture surgery alone may suffice. For patients with excess skin, common after weight loss, skin excision may also be necesary. ...Read more

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Should I have surgery if I have gynecomastia?

Should I have surgery if I have gynecomastia?

Possibly.: I have found that gynecomastia, if persistent, 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 liposculpture surgery alone may suffice. For patients with excess skin, common after weight loss, skin excision may also be necesary. ...Read more

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Can the military pay for gynecomastia surgery?

Are you already on: active duty? if yes, the military will generally provide this surgery if it is deemed indicated. If you are not in the military at this time - see you are on zoloft (sertraline). If you have a mental health condition - it may be disqualifying for entry. ...Read more

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Should I have a surgery or not for gynecomastia?

Should I have a surgery or not for gynecomastia?

Depends...: The decision of whether or not to proceed with surgery to correct gynecomastia will ultimately be a very personal decision based on whether the enlarged breast gland causes physical and/or psychosocial “distress”. As always, patient should weigh the pros/cons associated with the procedure to determine whether to proceed or not. Consultation with board certified plastic surgeons may be helpful. ...Read more

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Do I need surgery if I am a male with gynecomastia?

Do I need surgery if I am a male with gynecomastia?

Gynecomastia Options: The contour issue of breasts in men or gynecomastia bothers many, but some enjoy living with breasts. Surgery is not "needed" unless there are medical issues present such as cancer or tumor causing breast growth. The options about gynecomastia are quite broad depending on problem. Learn more http://www.Plasticsurgery4u.Com/procedure_folder/male_breast/. ...Read more

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Am i allowed to get gynecomastia surgery if I am underage?

Am i allowed to get gynecomastia surgery if I am underage?

Yes : Patients with persistent gynecomastia under the age of 18 can undergo surgery with the permission of their parents/guardians. 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 liposculpture surgery alone may suffice. ...Read more

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What are some reasons to get gynecomastia removal surgery?

Gynecomastia: If the breasts are big and look feminine and embarrising to take shirt off , then consider surgery. ...Read more

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How much does a surgery for gynecomastia work to remove the problem?

How much does a surgery for gynecomastia work to remove the problem?

Well : I have found that gynecomastia, if persistent, is very effetcively 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 liposculpture surgery alone may suffice. For patients with excess skin, common after weight loss, skin excision may also be necesary. ...Read more

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Please tell me if it is possible to heal gynecomastia without surgery?

Please tell me if it is possible to heal gynecomastia without surgery?

You need an exam: Are you overweight? This condition can arise on its own or can be secondary to certain drugs (ie marijuana and many prescription meds) and also can be secondary to hormonal problems that may signal a bigger issue. If you aren't simply overweight consider seeing your md. You need a testicular exam, review of your medications, and several blood tests that are not part of routine bloodwork. ...Read more

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If I have gynecomastia reduction surgery how long will I need to recover?

If I have gynecomastia reduction surgery how long will I need to recover?

Not long: Male breast reduction is a surprisingly well tolerated surgery without need for heavy duty analgesics. Most patients are up and about within hours after surgery and back to work quickly. Of course pain thresholds vary but this surgery will not keep the average male down for long. ...Read more

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What does it take to get gynecomastia surgery covered for most insurances?

What does it take to get gynecomastia surgery covered for most insurances?

Not sure: but possible breast cancer evaluation since not sure benign until evaluated by a breast surgeon and test done, only the doctor who evaluates you can do it , the wording right, you are above the average age for this so another reason to have it evaluated and treated if dysfiguring ...Read more

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If a man has gynecomastia and gets surgery for it, when will he be able to go shirtless again?

Yes: Many patients can have gynecomastia treated with liposuction and a small incision around the lower edge of the areola. You should be able to go shirtless in 6 to 8 weeks. ...Read more

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What is the swelling like after gynecomastia surgery?

Mild-Moderate: The degree of swelling that occurs after gynecomastia surgery will depend on the exact procedure performed. For example, swelling tends to be greater with larger areas treated, especially with liposuction surgery. Generally however swelling tends be mild to moderate and well tolerated. Most plastic surgeons will use compression garments postoperatively. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Will I be able to lift weights after I have surgery for gynecomastia?

Yes : Long-term you be able to return to all forms of exercises/activities after gynecomastia surgery. Your plastic surgeon will guide you when it comes to specific and timing. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I m 20..N i hav gynecomastia..Is it possible to reduce in this age..Or surgery is only the way?

I m 20..N i hav gynecomastia..Is it possible to reduce in this age..Or surgery is only the way?

Surgery Helpful.: Assuming a young man has achieved a long-term stable weight and there are no “causative agents” involved, surgery may be indicated. 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 liposculpture surgery may suffice. ...Read more

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I use to weigh 310. Now 258. I have extreme gynecomastia. Is there a way to fix without surgery? If not, what is the expected cost of this procedure?

I use to weigh 310. Now 258. I have extreme gynecomastia. Is there a way to fix without surgery?  If not, what is the expected cost of this procedure?

Surgery Helpful.: Assuming a young man has achieved a long-term stable weight and there are no “causative agents” involved, surgery may be indicated. It is often best treated with partial excision of the prominent glandular tissue as well as liposuction surgery of the peripheral chest area. After weight loss, if excess skin is present, excision may be necessary/helpful. ...Read more

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Dr. Tom Pousti
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Male Breast Enlargement (Definition)

Gynecomastia, or enlargement of the male breast gland, can be due to hormone, imabalances, medications, age, or genetics. It is a medically treatable condition - see a board-certified plastic surgeon for the different options. These can include liposuction, direct excision of the glandular tissue, and even excision of ...Read more


Dr. Joseph Mele
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Enlarged Male Breasts (Definition)

It is also called by some as Moobs (Man Boobs). During the puberty time many teenage boys develop breasts. But it goes away within three years in most of them. Also a few develop them due to hormone problems or overweight. The answer for that is ...Read more