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Can a pediatric surgeon do the gynecomastia surgery?

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Dr. Tom Pousti
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Possible but...

Most commonly, gynecomastia surgery is performed by general or plastic surgeons.
It is often best treated with partial excision of the prominent glandular tissue as well as liposuction surgery of the peripheral chest area.

In brief: Possible but...

Most commonly, gynecomastia surgery is performed by general or plastic surgeons.
It is often best treated with partial excision of the prominent glandular tissue as well as liposuction surgery of the peripheral chest area.
Dr. Tom Pousti
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Dr. Charles Vinocur
Pediatric surgeons can and do perform this operation. However, if there is significant fat in addition to breast tissue, a plastic surgeon may add liposuction to flatten the area
Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes, if trained

Certainly, this is within the scope of pedatric surgeons.
The real question is timing. If very severe, early intervention may be considered. However, in the vast majority, surgery has been recommended after 18 years of age to alllow for resolution of normal pubertal gynecomastia. At this age, most patients are beyond the scope of practice of pediatric surgeons & will seek a general/plastic surgeon.

In brief: Yes, if trained

Certainly, this is within the scope of pedatric surgeons.
The real question is timing. If very severe, early intervention may be considered. However, in the vast majority, surgery has been recommended after 18 years of age to alllow for resolution of normal pubertal gynecomastia. At this age, most patients are beyond the scope of practice of pediatric surgeons & will seek a general/plastic surgeon.
Dr. Otto Placik
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In brief: Usually no

Surgery for pure gynecomastia ( when tumor is not suspected ) is a cosmetic surgery, more often done by plastic surgeons.
Most of the insurances will not pay for it.

In brief: Usually no

Surgery for pure gynecomastia ( when tumor is not suspected ) is a cosmetic surgery, more often done by plastic surgeons.
Most of the insurances will not pay for it.
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