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Do men have cosmetic surgery after a mastectomy?

12 doctors weighed in
Dr. Neetu Ahluwalia
Pain Management
3 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

It depends on the extent of the mastectomy, often times the surgery is done by a plastic surgeon so the closure is done well.

In brief: Depends

It depends on the extent of the mastectomy, often times the surgery is done by a plastic surgeon so the closure is done well.
Dr. Neetu Ahluwalia
Dr. Neetu Ahluwalia
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Dr. David Shafer
Yes just as women have plastic surgery for reconstruction, men do as well.
Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Of course

In many instances the reconstruction may focus on restoring the appearance of the nipple and areola using local flaps and tattoo.

In brief: Of course

In many instances the reconstruction may focus on restoring the appearance of the nipple and areola using local flaps and tattoo.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. Kenneth Lee
Yes.. And it's reconstructive surgery - as you are restoring the appearance after a mastectomy..
Dr. Tom Pousti
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Possible.

Much will depend on exactly what the individual's “situation” is.
Contour deformities, asymmetry, and scars can often times be improved upon.

In brief: Possible.

Much will depend on exactly what the individual's “situation” is.
Contour deformities, asymmetry, and scars can often times be improved upon.
Dr. Tom Pousti
Dr. Tom Pousti
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Dr. Harold Rosenfeld
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Yes

If the nipple is removed at sugery, it may be reconstructed.

In brief: Yes

If the nipple is removed at sugery, it may be reconstructed.
Dr. Harold Rosenfeld
Dr. Harold Rosenfeld
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Dr. David Stapenhorst
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Not typically

Men typically do not require a cosmetic procedure after mastectomy.

In brief: Not typically

Men typically do not require a cosmetic procedure after mastectomy.
Dr. David Stapenhorst
Dr. David Stapenhorst
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