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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? .

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Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery
6 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Zahid Niazi
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Dr. Thomas Fiala
It can recur if you still take have the factors that caused it : steroids, marijuana, hormone abnormalities, etc.
Dr. Tom Pousti
Surgery - Plastics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Surgery Permanent

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.
In these cases, results achieved should be permanent. 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: Surgery Permanent

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.
In these cases, results achieved should be permanent. 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. Ricardo Rodriguez
Surgery - Plastics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Surgical

Surgical treatment of male breast tissue (gynecomastia) is one of the most popular cosmetic operations requested by men.
Treatment depends on the size and quality of the breast tissue and the quality of the breast skin. If the skin is youthful and has good skin tone, then liposuction will almost always yield a good result (up to half a kilogram per side in some cases). Those with larger breasts may need more than liposuction to remove excess fat, breast tissue, and skin to produce a flat, non-projecting chest. Most men can resume full activity after two weeks. By that time all the sutures have been removed. You'll be asked to wear a tight vest for 6 weeks to help control the swelling. There is usually very little bruising. Those that need open surgery (liposuction plus excision) will have scars on the chest, which will remain pink for months, before finally fading to the color of the surrounding skin. Results are generally persistent provided a reasonably stable weight is maintained.

In brief: Surgical

Surgical treatment of male breast tissue (gynecomastia) is one of the most popular cosmetic operations requested by men.
Treatment depends on the size and quality of the breast tissue and the quality of the breast skin. If the skin is youthful and has good skin tone, then liposuction will almost always yield a good result (up to half a kilogram per side in some cases). Those with larger breasts may need more than liposuction to remove excess fat, breast tissue, and skin to produce a flat, non-projecting chest. Most men can resume full activity after two weeks. By that time all the sutures have been removed. You'll be asked to wear a tight vest for 6 weeks to help control the swelling. There is usually very little bruising. Those that need open surgery (liposuction plus excision) will have scars on the chest, which will remain pink for months, before finally fading to the color of the surrounding skin. Results are generally persistent provided a reasonably stable weight is maintained.
Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
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Dr. Barry Cohen
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: It is permanant

You could gain weight however!

In brief: It is permanant

You could gain weight however!
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Dr. Michael Edwards
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: As

As long as you maintain your weight within reason, the result from gynecomastia surgery should persist.
Dr. Edwards.

In brief: As

As long as you maintain your weight within reason, the result from gynecomastia surgery should persist.
Dr. Edwards.
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Dr. David Levens
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Male

Male breast reduction is typically for gynecomastia, a common condition.
Although there is usually no known cause, Anabolic steroids can be the culprit. Surgical treatment typically involves a combination of liposuction of the fatty tissue and direct excision of breast glandular tissue. A thin layer of breast tissue is left to minimize a contour depression on the chest at the nipple/areola area. If this tissue is exposed to steroids or other hormonal infuences, it may reoccur. Your surgeon will discuss all the risks and consequences with you when you have your consultation.

In brief: Male

Male breast reduction is typically for gynecomastia, a common condition.
Although there is usually no known cause, Anabolic steroids can be the culprit. Surgical treatment typically involves a combination of liposuction of the fatty tissue and direct excision of breast glandular tissue. A thin layer of breast tissue is left to minimize a contour depression on the chest at the nipple/areola area. If this tissue is exposed to steroids or other hormonal infuences, it may reoccur. Your surgeon will discuss all the risks and consequences with you when you have your consultation.
Dr. David Levens
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Dr. Leonard Grossman
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Once

Once you have gynecomastia surgery it should be permanent, unless you gain a lot of weight or some hormonal catastrophe occurs.
Chances of the breasts regrowing are really small. Good luck from nyc. For more info visit www.Drgrossman.Com.

In brief: Once

Once you have gynecomastia surgery it should be permanent, unless you gain a lot of weight or some hormonal catastrophe occurs.
Chances of the breasts regrowing are really small. Good luck from nyc. For more info visit www.Drgrossman.Com.
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Dr. Robert Brueck
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Male

Male breast tissue is breast tissue and fat.
If you have removal and gain 50 or more pounds then you may redevelop breast hypertrophy.www.beautybybrueck.com.

In brief: Male

Male breast tissue is breast tissue and fat.
If you have removal and gain 50 or more pounds then you may redevelop breast hypertrophy.www.beautybybrueck.com.
Dr. Robert Brueck
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