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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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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?

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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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