6 months After Stage One Surgery
San Francisco, California-
Gynecomastia breasts (also known as moobs) comes in many different forms, from minor to severe. Each case is unique and needs to be evaluated as such.
For the fortunate men that have what is known as “pseudo-gynecomastia”, liposuction alone may be possible, for that condition is caused by fat alone and does not include breast tissue.
Then for the man that has only a mild to moderate case, it is possible for them to have a less invasive procedure known as the “Light Pull-through Procedure”, see details in the blog dated October 27, 2010.
For the moderate to severe cases, it is sometimes recommended that the surgery be done in two separate stages, allowing the patient to heal from the first surgery for approximately 4 to 6 months so that the blood flow can reestablish itself underneath the nipple-areolar complex. At the time of the initial consultation, it will be possible for Dr. Delgado to advise the patient if a second stage, also known as the peri-areolar lift, may be necessary to get optimal results. The second stage is usually done as an office procedure under local anesthesia with a fee of about $2500 to $2800, but as mentioned before each case is individual and the secondary surgery will depend on how much skin and laxity is present.
2 Weeks After Stage Two Surgery
This 55-year-old man suffers from adolescent gynecomastia. He underwent glandular excision and suction-assisted lipectomy of his chest, flanks and abdomen. From the right flank, I removed 1325cc of total fat, 1175cc from the left flank, 2650cc from the abdomen, 475cc from the right side of the chest and 450cc from the left side, bringing the total amount of fat removed to 6075cc.
San Jose gynecomastia patients ask if they can combine more elective surgical procedures to their gynecomastia surgery. Combining procedures is very common, most popular is the addition of more liposuction to the abdomen, love handles or lower armpit area and/or back. Having a secondary surgical procedure saves money and the recovery time will be the same. Adding areas of liposuction to the upper torso gives Dr. Delgado the ability to get a more sculpted result.
Due to busy work schedules, it is not unusual for some San Francisco Bay Area men to ask if unrelated cosmetic plastic surgeries can be done at the same time as their male breast reduction surgery, and the answer is “absolutely!” Today longer procedures are quite common and considered extremely safe due to advances in anesthesia and surgical technique. Marin Cosmetic Surgery Center has all state of the art equipment and a highly trained staff allowing patients to combine such surgeries as eyelid surgery to their male breast reduction surgery. Each patient is different, and a personal consultation is necessary to determine how much surgery can be done at one time. In addition to getting an outstanding surgical result, safety is the main concern for each patient. At the time of the initial consultation, Dr. Delgado is happy to discuss all surgical desires of his male breast reduction patients.