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Risperdal Lawsuits Accelerate in 2017

In 1993 the FDA approved the use of Risperdal for the treatment of autism, bipolar mania, and schizophrenia. However, it became evident that the drug had some serious side effects including the development of breasts in boys and men.

Asymmetry and Gynecomastia

When a man has too much estrogen stored in his body, female type breasts may develop. In most cases when breasts develop, they are mostly the same size and shape. However, it is possible for breasts to be different sizes or possibly only one breast will develop. Asymmetric breast development can cause even more distress for men than symmetric gynecomastia.

It is normal to have some asymmetry, but when it is obvious, it may cause shame and embarrassment. A gynecomastia specialist can correct asymmetry with liposuction and removal of some breast tissue.

After Gynecomastia Surgery, What Does The Male Chest Look Like?

Understanding what to expect after gynecomastia surgery helps ease anxiety. The goal, of course, is to reduce the size of the male breast and to leave a masculine contoured chest. Removing too much breast tissue may result in a "crater deformity" and may necessitate further surgery. If not enough tissue is removed, additional surgery may also be needed. It is important to choose a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon who specializes in gynecomastia.

Gynecomastia and Parabens

For many years it was believed that parabens as a preservative were safe. Manufacturers loved parabens because they are cheap, stable, and effective. Parabens have been used for decades and give products a long shelf life. They have been used extensively in toiletries and in food. In the late 1990’s new data was beginning to surface showing negative reactions to parabens.

Gynecomastia, Body Builders, and Performance Enhancing Drugs

Body builders have almost no fat or excess skin, and therefore gynecomastia surgery takes a different approach than men with “true gynecomastia.” Their chest muscles are highly developed with increased blood flow, and therefore they have a higher risk of bleeding complications. All patients are warned to stop taking blood thinners before surgery and body builders need to be aware that they need to stop, protein shakes, fish oil and vitamin E, among many other products.

Should You Worry About Your Male Breasts?

Dr. Miguel Delgado, M.D. recommends that men seek a professional evaluation from a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon who specializes in gynecomastia if they feel tenderness, pain or have swelling of their breasts. If it is determined that the patient has gynecomastia, caused by fat and breast tissue, no treatment will be required unless the condition is causing psychological distress, in which case surgery may be recommended.

Avoiding Loose Skin After Gynecomastia Surgery

Liposuction is one of the most common plastic surgery procedures for fat removal. The main types are: tumescent, ultrasound, and laser assisted. Due to the demand for fat removal, there are multiple marketing gimmicks and catchy names for various liposuction methods.

Grading the Severity of Gynecomastia

Affecting at least 60% of all men at some time in their life is the development of female type breasts known as gynecomastia. The most prevalent time is the adolescent years as young men pass through puberty. As their hormones are changing and the estrogen level is temporarily high they may have what is referred to as “puffy nipples.” Fortunately for most, their gynecomastia will resolve on its own without any intervention. However, for some if their chest is not back to normal after two years it may be permanent, with surgery as the only option.

Gynecomastia Surgery Following Weight Loss

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.

 

Scar Solutions After Male Breast Reduction Surgery

The incision for gynecomastia surgery goes partially around the areola. As it heals it usually is well hidden due to the change in skin texture and color. However, for some patients, a thick scar known as a keloid may form leaving the patient with a new problem that may make him still feel uncomfortable going shirtless.

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