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Surgery Day! My Gynecomastia Story

Gynecomastia Specialist, Miguel elgado, M.D.

Miguel Delgado, M.D.
Gynecomastia Specialist

In a Patient’s Own Words

You can read reviews, read blogs, research multiple websites, but getting the story of what gynecomastia surgery is like straight from a patient is incomparable! An out of town gynecomastia patient of Miguel Delgado, M.D.’s did just that. The patient documented his surgery experience from his arrival to the hotel through to the third day after surgery.

This documentation may not be state of the art video, but it lends to the authenticity of it! See the video here.

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Gynecomastia patient

Our patient starts his video with his arrival to his hotel and is describing how he is feeling. Since his surgery is scheduled for later in the day, what seems to be causing him the most anxiety is being hungry! All surgeries that are performed under general anesthesia need to have the patient NPO, which is a Latin term “nil per os” and means nothing to eat or drink by mouth for several hours before surgery to ensure that the patient has an empty stomach. The anesthesiologist will call the patient the day before surgery and review all instructions.

Anxious but Happy!

Our gynecomastia patient describes that besides being hungry, he is anxious and nervous but very happy that he is finally having male breast reduction surgery so that he can get on with his life.

The next topic the patient presents is reviewing all the types of medication that he will be taking. All of the pill bottles are lined up as he describes them. First are his VitaMedica vitamins that he started two weeks before surgery, then he shows his antibiotics and anti-nausea pills that are started just prior surgery and then his pain pills that are for after surgery. Most patients find they only need the pain pills for a day or two.

After taking a shower our patient heads to the surgery center and after his pre-operative preparations he is wheeled into the operating room.

Ready to Live Life

After three days we see our patient again when he is ready to get his drains removed, he is very happy and says he is glad he had his surgery and is ready to live life!

Hopefully, this man’s story will help you make the decision to go ahead with a life changing surgery and once and for all get rid of those man boobs!

Call now (415) 898-4161 for a gynecomastia consultation with Dr. Miguel Delgado, M.D.

Gynecomastia Around the World

San Francisco, CA-Men who have quietly suffered for years with female type breasts, known as gynecomastia, are surprised to discover how many men have the same condition also known as moobs and man boobs. Information now readily available on the internet educates men about gynecomastia that only a few years ago were unknown, they are able to research and find the best top plastic cosmetic surgeons. In addition to the internet, there has been a lot of exposure through other media outlets such as television, radio and magazine articles that have led to further investigation on gathering information on costs of gynecomastia surgery and male breast reduction treatment.

What a relief it has been for men to find that it is a common condition, and there are options available that until recently were unheard of. Looking through the search engines, one site comes up repeatedly as the “web’s best resource for information about gynecomastia”, www.gynecomastia.org.

This website was started in 1998 by psychologist Merle Yost, who counseled many men with gynecomastia. He had great empathy for his patients as he was a sufferer of the condition himself. Understanding how important it was for men to have support, the site offered many different forums for men to reach out to each other, share stories, pictures and ask questions. As the popularity of the site grew different needs became evident. A section was added where questions could be asked directly to gynecomastia surgeons who monitor the site.

Gynecomastia is not confined to the United States; men all over the world are plagued with the condition. In order for men to get support in their own country and even correspond in their own language, there is a section on gynecomastia.org “Local forums/find a Surgeon in your area”.  globe - pic

The first country represented is the United Kingdom (UK), it appears that one of the main issues is trying to get their government insurance to cover the surgery which entails waiting several months to even more than a year to see a psychologist who then needs to recommend the patient for surgery. Of those who have experienced this, they report that they cannot choose their surgeon and some are more experienced than others, making it quite risky. According to the posts, it is recommended that guys from the UK save their money and have the surgery done privately. What a great advantage for a man to get this information from men who have already experienced it, instead of finding out by trial and error.

The next country is Canada; again a big concern there is trying to get coverage from their government insurance for male breast surgery. They also discuss the difference between local and general anesthesia, and post-operative scars.

In Asia, men are asking about the comparison of liposuction versus liposuction and excision. It is encouraging to see that contributors to the forum have learned that for the majority of all male breast reduction cases that liposuction alone will leave the patient very dissatisfied and they advise all readers of this. Also, Asian men discuss issues with the compression garment and trying to hide their man boobs from friends.

From the land “down under”, Australia/New Zealand; there are discussions about; what is the best time of year to have surgery, experiences with drains and changes the patient will deal with in adjusting to a new “body image”.

Europeans seem to be gravitating to Poland for surgery; there are many posts about this. In addition, they discuss the benefit of seeing before and after pictures of a surgeon’s own patients and wisely ask why some will not show photos.

South America/Latin America/Spain/Africa and the Middle East have their own forum with stories to share.

Sweden has an active site where members can converse in their own language.

The common thread with all the forums from the different countries is finding the right surgeon and hopefully one close to home or easy to travel to in a major city. In addition to asking about specific surgeons, men want to know how they do the procedure, where it will be done, the cost and the surgical results. It is most encouraging to see how men educate each other by sharing their personal experiences.

Follow up Care for the Out of Town Gynecomastia Patient

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It has been established that many men will choose to travel for their male breast reduction surgery in order to find a gynecomastia specialist. Taking into account that most patients want to be able to return home as soon as possible, Dr. Delgado of San Francisco, California has made special provisions to accommodate them.

In general, it seems to work best if the patient has gynecomastia surgery on a Thursday allowing them to leave for home on the following Tuesday after their post-operative appointment. This is assuming that everything is going according to plan, and there are no complications which is the case in almost all situations. However, safety is the most important consideration, and if there is any indication of a problem, the patient will be required to extend his stay.

For the majority of patients who head home as soon as possible, Dr. Delgado will be closely following the post-operative care by Skype or phone with the patient emailing photos of the surgical area. This is a practice that Dr. Delgado has offered for quite some time with great success.

To help defray costs for the “out of town patient”, Dr. Delgado offers a generous travel package. Dr. Delgado has an office in San Francisco and Marin County in beautiful Northern California. Many patients plan their surgery so that they can vacation prior to surgery enjoying much of what the Bay Area has to offer.

Free Travel Package For Gynecomastia Surgery


Novato Oaks InnIt is most disappointing to have found the surgeon that you feel most comfortable with only to realize that he is quite a distance away, which will add to the costs of the surgery. Dr. Delgado is most aware of the challenging economic times we are all facing. It is his wish to extend some relief to his patients. Therefore at this time he is offering a generous travel package for his out of town patients.This fantastic offer allows patients the choice to stay at The Novato Oaks Inn  or The Napa Garden Hilton.  Some gynecomastia patients may have a family member or friend traveling with them to help with their care, having such a beautiful place to stay in such incredible surroundings Hilton Garden Inn Napawill make the trip more enjoyable for all.  Here are some of the details of the offer.

Dr. Delgado’s offer:

• 5 Days at Novato Oaks Inn
Spacious guest rooms and suites
Complimentary continental breakfast
Room Service
Free Shuttle to local shops, restaurants and theaters
Free wireless internet access
Special wedge pillows for support and comfort
Only 30 minutes to San Francisco or Sonoma
• Travel Vouchers for SFO to Novato
Complimentary vouchers to provide transportation from
SFO to Novato and your return trip
• Free Shuttle from Hotel to Surgery Center
Complimentary shuttle will take you to Marin Cosmetic Surgery Center
and to Dr. Delgado’s Novato office as needed during your stay
• In-Room Post-Operative Visit by Dr. Delgado
CALL NOW 415-898-4161  http://www.gynecomastiaspecialist.com/
For Details and Your Consultation

Traveling to San Francisco for Gynecomastia Surgery


The hardest part is making the decision to move forward with gynecomastia surgery, hopefully after speaking with your surgeon, your questions have been answered and you feel a huge relief knowing someone out there is able to Fly in to San Francisco for Gynecomastia Surgeryhelp you. But your surgeon is not geographically close to you, in fact perhaps in a city or state you have never even been to. After your phone consultation with Miguel A. Delgado, Jr., M.D., he will put you in touch with his patient coordinator who will help you every step of the way. Dr. Delgado does surgery on Mondays and Thursdays. Most guys want to return home as soon as possible. We have found that for our out of town patients that Thursdays work the best so that you may be seen Wednesday, the day before surgery, at our San Francisco office for your pre operative visit. Usually with a Thursday surgery it is possible to leave for home the following Tuesday after your post operative appointment. Once your surgery date has been determined, Dr. Delgado will want you to have a blood test to make sure you are healthy and can proceed with surgery. This should be done prior to making your travel plans! We can mail the lab request to you or your own doctor can order it. The tests results needed are for a CBC (complete blood count) and a PT/PTT (which determines blood clotting time). Dr. Delgado wants to be sure that there will not be any bleeding issues during surgery. After Dr. Delgado evaluates the results of your blood test and approves you for surgery, you can proceed with your travel arrangements. Let us know if you are coming by car or plane so that we can help you with directions. Ideally you will have a family member or friend traveling with you as you do need someone to stay with you at your hotel the first night of your surgery. We know that sometimes it is not possible to have someone come with you; in that case we have well trained care givers that we can help make arrangements to stay Novato Oaks Innwith you. There are several hotels nearby our Novato location which is where our surgery center is. We recommend The Novato Oaks Inn, which is only a mile or two from the office. If you mention that you are a patient of Dr. Delgado’s they will give you the corporate rate. They have a very nice restaurant on the premises, and also room service. If you do not have a car or wish to rent one, the hotel has a free shuttle service to our office. To see additional services and make reservations you may go to their website www.novatooaksinn.com or call their toll free number…..After you have returned home, Dr. Delgado will want to monitor your healing progress and has found that if patients email photos, he is able to do this very well. If you have any concerns or issues you will be relieved to find how easy it is to reach him by phone.

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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 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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