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General => Gynecomastia Talk => Topic started by: bbopman200 on June 03, 2013, 06:53:17 PM

Title: Plastic surgeon vs general surgeon.
Post by: bbopman200 on June 03, 2013, 06:53:17 PM
My insurance company has a clause for Gynecomastia coverage labeled as: MASTECTOMY FOR GYNECOMASTIA.

I know for a fact I will have excess skin due to this surgery. Since it will be considered reconstructive as opposed to cosmetic, will I be butchered with a lot of scarring if I go with a regular surgeon as opposed to a plastic surgeon?
Title: Re: Plastic surgeon vs general surgeon.
Post by: Paa_Paw on June 04, 2013, 12:16:45 AM
Your best chance of a good outcome would be with a cosmetic surgeon who has a special interest in male breast reduction for Gynecomastia.

If it was a simple matter of removing tissue, any surgeon would do. Unfortunately, it is never that simple.
Title: Re: Plastic surgeon vs general surgeon.
Post by: jay adams on June 04, 2013, 12:26:00 AM
PawPaw's right. You need someone who understands sculpting the chest. Not just removing stuff. Have you heard of a jack of all trades but a master of none? The doctors like the ones on this site are masters at performing this procedure.
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