Gynecomastia 101 - What You Need to Know

Gynecomastia, or over-development of the male breast, is a condition frequently associated with devastating social and emotional trauma. If you or a loved one has this condition, know that you are not alone. In fact, sixty percent of males worldwide have some degree of gynecomastia.

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"Ever since I was 12 or 13, I suffered from gynecomastia. To me this was devastating, because not only were my breasts large, but one was visibly larger than the other. People definitely noticed my problem; kids at school made fun of me; and even my sisters pointed out the fact that I grew breasts."

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by Dr. Miguel Delgado | February 27th, 2017

Gynecomastia surgery after weight loss requires the expertise of a board certified gynecomastia specialist. There can be a large amount of skin, fat, and tissue after weight loss that requires special skills for reduction beyond the traditional male breast reduction surgery.

 

For some men, the 2 stage procedure is an excellent solution to remaining tissue and skin after weight loss. The first stage reduces the amount of skin and tissue by an excision in a doughnut shape around the areola and then closed with purse string type sutures. The second stage can be done as an office procedure under local anesthesia. See our blog on April 16, 2012, for more details on the 2 Stage Procedure.

 

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