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Still Have Puffy Nipples After Male Breast Reduction?

Unfortunately “puffy nipples” after gynecomastia surgery seems to be a common problem; it is mentioned frequently on the forums on this site and the popular website “Real Self.” It is imperative to choose a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon who specializes in gynecomastia surgery. Sculpting the chest with the right balance of remaining fat and breast tissue is an art and needs to be performed by an expert. If too much breast gland is removed a “crater deformity” will be the result.

After Gynecomastia Surgery, Can the Male Breast Grow Back?

A big concern of men contemplating male breast reduction surgery is, “will the male breast return after being surgically removed?” Note the multiple questions on this site regarding this issue.

The answer is that it is very rare, but it can happen. When seeking a consultation with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, you will be asked detailed questions by the surgeon to try to determine what the cause of your male breasts might be to prevent recurrence.

Around the World, Men Suffer From Gynecomastia

Yearly statistics reported by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), show gynecomastia or male breast reduction surgery has increased each year since the reporting began in the year 2000. The development of female type breasts in men is not confined to the United States.

What Takes Place at the Preoperative Appointment

Each gynecomastia surgeon has his or her own way of preparing for surgery. However, most follow the same protocols. This blog will describe how Dr. Miguel Delgado, M.D. does his preoperative visit to give men an idea of what they can expect.

How to Prepare for Gynecomastia Surgery

The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) is an educational organization. The purpose of the society, whose members are all board certified plastic surgeons, is to sponsor scientific meetings with the most up to date advances in cosmetic plastic surgery.

ASAPS has a guide called “The Smart Beauty Guide” that was created to help patients make informed decisions regarding cosmetic plastic surgery.

In the section for gynecomastia surgery, the guide recommends the following steps should be taken to prepare one’s self for gynecomastia surgery:

25 Questions to Ask at Your Gynecomastia Consultation

When a man decides to get a consultation for gynecomastia, it is understandable that he is somewhat anxious. He is admitting that he has a condition that causes him extreme embarrassment. It would be wise to write down all questions and concerns in advance, as it is easy to forget what you want to ask once you are at your appointment.

In addition to your questions, here are some suggestions you may want to consider:

I Need to Get This Off My Chest!

In addition to the forums on this site where men share their gynecomastia experiences, you can find many more stories by Googling “gynecomastia stories.”

 

There is great value in hearing men’s experiences first hand. It is unusual, as men are more reluctant to share personal information, but it proves their commitment to motivating other men to resolve their issue with female-type breasts.

 

My Gynecomastia Story, Patient’s Own Words

In looking for information on gynecomastia; reading reviews, searching websites for articles are all good, but when you get an opinion from a patient that has experienced gynecomastia surgery, that is invaluable! Miguel Delgado, M.D. has a patient that recently made a video of his experience to share with other men who are contemplating male breast reduction surgery.

The Lateral Pull Through Technique

The Lateral Pull Through technique is an alternative to treatment of the large majority of patients with gynecomastia. In my experience it routinely includes traditional liposuction, ultrasonic assisted liposuction and direct excision all through a quarter inch incision placed on the side of the chest. It avoids the use of a lower peri areolar scar. Not that there is anything wrong with a peri areolar scar, for in fact the vast majority of surgeons still use them today.

Rise in Male Breast Reduction Reported in Allure Magazine

 

Beauty authority, Allure magazine noted recently that male breast reduction surgery is on the rise. The magazine quoted the statistics on breast reduction surgery from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) as we did in our previous blog.