When Jason’s mom discovered her son was searching gynecomastia.org for information, she realized her son’s breast development was causing him more stress than she realized. Jason’s pediatrician had told them that his male breasts would probably resolve on their own within two years without any type of intervention. However, if his moobs remained after those two years, then they may be permanent, and can only be corrected by surgery.
Jason Schedules Surgery
After three years, Jason’s mom delicately asked her son if he would like a consultation with gynecomastia specialist, Miguel Delgado, M.D. Jason seemed very relieved to get support from his mother but his embarrassment was very obvious, and he asked if his father could take him for a consultation. Father and son met with Dr. Delgado; they were impressed with Dr. Delgado, his sensitive staff, and state of the art surgery center. They were impressed with Miguel Delgado, M.D.’s expertise which was revealed through many before and after pictures of male breasts, some of which can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9nr6cNvjc7s
With much anticipation, Jason’s surgery was scheduled. Although he was quite nervous, he told his parents that it was “a piece of cake!” He had a very easy recovery, and before long he was able to enjoy all the outdoor activities that required removal of his shirt within a very short time. View Jason’s before and after gynecomastia surgery pictures below.
Jason and his parents were elated with his surgical results; in fact, Jason’s father announced that he was going to schedule male breast reduction surgery for himself with Dr. Delgado. Jason’s mom was surprised that her husband wanted surgery; she had no idea that his man boobs bothered him, as they never bothered her.
The Light Pull-Through Procedure
Jason’s father, Tom scheduled a consultation. Tom was surprised to find that since his gynecomastia was only moderate and he had good skin elasticity, that he was a candidate for the gynecomastia treatment referred to as the “light pull-through” procedure. The light pull-through procedure is less invasive and has a faster recovery. A 3 to 5 mm incision is made at the lower edge of the areola where the fat and tissue are removed with a pickle fork type instrument. Since the light pull-through procedure is less invasive, the gynecomastia cost is significantly less.
Tom’s Before and After Pictures
Tom’s only regret is that he didn’t have male breast reduction surgery sooner.
Dr. Miguel Delgado and his staff recently welcomed Dr. Ivan Puah from Singapore to Marin Cosmetic Surgery Center, to further hone his surgical skills in gynecomastia surgery.
Dr. Miguel Delgado shared clinical and surgeries cases with Dr. Ivan Puah. Both doctors exchanged experiences on cases they have seen and performed, including post-surgery complications, surgical approaches, and more.
It was rewarding for Dr. Ivan Puah to receive one-on-one mentorship from Dr. Miguel Delgado in gynecomastia surgeries as well as observation of liposuction and a tummy tuck procedure. At the clinic, Dr. Ivan Puah had the opportunity to observe consultations, pre-operative patients, and management of post-operative patients who were having drain and suture removal.
Dr. Ivan Puah has been practicing medicine for more than 20 years with training in various disciplines including general surgery, orthopedic surgery, urology, dermatology, and many more. Since the establishment of his medical aesthetic practice, Amaris B. Clinic in 2004, Dr. Ivan Puah has been performing various types of surgical body sculpting procedures such as laserlipolysis, liposuction, VASER® Lipo, fat grafting, and gynecomastia.
Dr. Ivan Puah is a certified VASER® practitioner, obtaining his VASER® Body Sculpting training in Colorado and Argentina. In Singapore, he is accredited and recognized by the Ministry of Health to perform surgical body sculpting procedures.
“Gynecomastia is the top main concern for male patients in Singapore. As a doctor, it is important to provide patients with honest, ethical advice, as they put their trust in you; while managing their expectations realistically, working with them on achieving the results they want,” explains Dr. Ivan Puah.
We asked Dr. Ivan Puah on his key takeaway from the training, and he stated, “It was a very fruitful trip. Although I have been performing gynecomastia surgery for years, I am extremely humbled to have the opportunity to receive further training and to be mentored personally by Dr. Miguel Delgado, who is an expert in this field. He is very approachable, yet professional, and always ready to give advice. I look forward to more learning opportunities with Dr. Miguel Delgado in the near future.”
Gynecomastia.org, a popular educational online site, set up by Dr. Miguel Delgado and his team, is dedicated to providing comprehensive information for males who are facing issues with manboobs.
“I am glad that gynecomastia.org offers a platform for patients to share their experiences, research for the right information for their specific concerns and treatment options. To be listed on the doctor’s panel provides physicians like myself another useful channel to communicate and offer appropriate advice,” says Dr. Ivan Puah.
Visit https://www.gynecomastia.org/ to learn more about gynecomastia. To learn more about Dr. Ivan Puah, visit his biography here.
The “wrinkle fairy,” cosmetic medicine expert Leslie Forrester, visits the TV show “The Windy City Live.” See her interview where she explains how CoolSculpting, the non-invasive fat reduction treatment can help men remove trapped fat from their bellies, love handles, and MAN BOOBS! Click here for more…
Please note: CoolSculpting for man boobs is a treatment for men with pseudogynecomastia only; it will not diminish glandular breast tissue and therefore is not recommended.
Gynecomastia specialists’ see too often the cases of male breast reduction done by less experienced surgeons. Many gynecomastia revision cases are necessary because the primary surgeon removed too much fat and tissue leaving a “crater deformity,” or in some cases, not removing enough tissue. A large percentage of revision cases are due to liposuction alone being performed, and there is breast tissue left behind.
Just because a doctor is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS) or the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) doesn’t mean that is the right surgeon for your procedure. There are hundreds of plastic surgery procedures; no surgeon can “master” all of them.
So what makes a gynecomastia “specialist?” In searching for your surgeon, it is important to do your homework. Things to look for in your surgeon are: • How many years has the surgeon been performing male breast reduction surgery? • How many cases does the surgeon do in a year? It should be in the hundreds. • There should be available an extensive photo gallery of before and after surgery.
Gynecomastia surgery is very complex; each patient needs to have a surgery plan based on their unique case. For example, bodybuilders do not need removal of excess fat or skin. However, they can be at a higher risk for bleeding due to an increase in blood flow in the chest muscles that are highly developed.
Beware of advertised discounts and specials on surgery fees. Specialists have devoted many years to perfecting their skills. Specialists are in high demand; they do not need to “reduce” their fees to attract new patients. Unless they should get an unavoidable cancellation, you may find that you have to wait a few months to get on their surgery schedule. But it will be worth the wait, avoid the possibility of gynecomastia revision surgery which will compromise your results and add additional fees. Remember you get what you pay for.
As potential patients research all the pros and cons of male breast reduction surgery, there is one issue in particular that comes up from time to time. It is discussed extensively on the forums of this site, and that is the concern of the loss of nipple sensation.
Permanent loss of nipple sensation after gynecomastia surgery is possible although rare, but needs to be considered as a surgical risk. For some men, it may be a deal breaker, and for others the tradeoff is worth it, to be rid of their “man boobs.”
The degree of injury will depend on the extent of surgery and the technique used. Nerves regenerate slowly, depending on the amount of breast tissue that is removed. It is normal for the nipples to be hypersensitive or to lose sensation. This is usually temporary with sensation returning in a few weeks to a few months.
The temporary loss of sensation or numbness is known as neurapraxia and is caused by stretching or compression of the nerves during surgery. It is considered a mild injury with full recovery likely. As sensation starts to return and the nerves begin to regenerate the patient may feel pins and needles which are referred to as dysesthesia/paresthesia. This is a normal condition during the healing process.
After about three weeks into your recovery, gentle massage may help to reduce hypersensitivity, but this should be done only under the direction of your surgeon.