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I Have Lost Confidence in My Plastic Surgeon, What Should I do?

Revision surgery by Dr. Delgado photos before after

Revision surgery by Dr. Delgado after original surgeon did liposuction only


If you are disappointed with the results of your original male breast reduction surgery and have lost confidence with your surgeon, first discuss it with your surgeon and see what suggestions he or she may have. Then get a second  opinion from a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon who specializes in gynecomastia surgery. If he or she agrees with your original surgeon you are probably on the right track and the revision may cost you little or nothing. However if, the original surgery left you with a major defect such as a crater deformity or the surgeon only did liposuction and the other surgeon confirmed that you should have had excision of breast tissue as well, you may need to choose the new surgeon with more experience for a revision. In picking a new surgeon be sure the office staff makes you feel comfortable, you will be relying on them for information and support. If they are not friendly or you sense tension in the office, go elsewhere!

Needing revision surgery can be more expensive than the original surgery, as now the surgeon has to deal with scar tissue, and the retraction of the skin may have been compromised.

San Francisco Bay Area patients have found a good source for support and opinions at http://www.gynecomastia.org/. It is free to sign up, and you can get opinions from other members and ask questions of gynecomastia surgeons who are members of the site.

Gynecomastia Breast Asymmetry

pics Before and after surgery for asymmeterical gynecomastia

Before and after surgery for asymmeterical gynecomastia


Unilateral gynecomastia is where one male breast is normal, and the other has developed more like a female breast with excess breast tissue and fat. Asymmetrical gynecomastia is where both the male breasts are enlarged but one more so than the other.

Gynecomastia breast asymmetry is a very common condition affecting many San Francisco Bay Area men but in varying degrees. In some cases, the condition is minor and depending on the man, correction is not necessary. For others, an experienced cosmetic plastic surgeon that specializes in gynecomastia surgery will be sought out to even out the chest as much as possible.

Some male breast reduction patients are concerned after surgery as they may see minor asymmetry of their chest. This is not unusual, and most likely due to accumulation of fluid or trauma from the surgery and usually will resolve itself in a few weeks.

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To schedule a consultation with Dr. Delgado in San Francisco, California or Novato in Marin County call 415-830-8883. You may also send us a e-mail at info@DR-Delgado.com or fill out our quick contact form. Send photos of your chest for a complimentary virtual consultation TODAY. We have a complimentary travel package for out of town patients that include travel to and from the airport, four nights stay at the Novato Oaks Inn and travel from the hotel to the office.

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