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Offline 30yrold

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Hi there

Just thought i'd share my story with you - The short version!!

I've had a macroprolactinoma (benign tumour of the pituitary gland) for many years - only diagnosed 3 years ago and my life has transformed beyond recognition!!

Along with many awesome (:o) changes associated with having testosterone for the first time in my life - after losing 75llbs I've also discovered that those man boobs aren't just the fat I thought they were  :-\ And i'm more than a little bit miffed to say the least.

All those beach holidays / sports / and simply wearing a tee-shirt in summer - that i've not done because I was obese and had big breasts - I've been looking forward to so much throughout my weight loss. It's always been - 'soon I will do these things and life'll be great'.

So, after seeing the light at the end of the tunnel, it is now getting further away again, and quite frankly I can't think of anything else at the moment, even though I've moved on so far and am no longer clinically depressed!!

I'm now looking at having an operation, I have the type with lots of little nodules of tissue all over the place. Is this harder to correct than the type where you have a disc under the nipple?? I've heard horror stories where 'dishing' and irregularities in sizes etc.. occur?? My doctor just agreed that it was gyne and didn't really go into anything.

Really helps to talk, thanks

Cheers



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Offline Grandpa Bambu

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30yrold...

Welcome to the boards dude.  :)

Yeah, it is very disheartening to come to the realization after so much time and effort in loosing 50, 60, 70, 80+ pounds, that the m(o)(o)bs are not going to go away with diet and exercise alone. Been there, done that!   :-\

However, we move on and seek other alternatives....  ;)

GB
Surgery: February 16, 2005. - Toronto, Ontario Canada.
Surgeon: Dr. John Craig Fielding   M.D.   F.R.C.S. (C) (416.766.8890)
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Offline 30yrold

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Cheers Grandpa

Your results are very heartening, the light is getting brighter again!!

I'm just concerned about them getting everything level and there being minimal scarring! as I have hardly any hair in that area due to my pituitary tumour!!


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What skin tone do you have?

GB

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Hi

I'm white and my tone is quite fair in that area - the sun hasn't touched it in about 17 years!! I naturally go very brown very quickly and am quite olive skinned in other areas though such as hands and face etc..

Does that mean I can hide the scars easier if I brown them up afterwards?  :)

You don't look to have had an incision across the bottom of each nipple - did they manage to do the whole lot thro' the nipple area?


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30yrold...

The reason that I asked what skin tone you have was that I have heard that the darker the person is, the more apparent the scar is when healing is complete. That is just hearsay tho... Don't quote me on it.  ;)

For the most part, incision scars are almost undetectable! If you have excision (which is advisable), the placement of the incision, usually at he base of the areola, is such that under normal circumstances, nobody will notice that you have had surgical work done.

As for browning up afterwards... while you are in the healing process, do not expose the incisions to the UV rays of the sun. I have heard that UV rays can be very detrimental to healing tissue.

Yeah, my LHS scar is undetectable. You can see a bit of the incision line on my RHS. However, if you weren't looking for it, you'd never know.

Excision was done through the base of each areola and Lipo was done through a small incision on each side of my chest and (more than likely) also through the incision at the base of the areola.

GB
 
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Offline 30yrold

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GB

I see, thanks.

That sounds about right as if you see a black person with a scar it can be very dark brown - whereas you'd sort of expect to be able to hide a livid scar more easily with darker skin.

It looks as if I just need to find the right PS and get it all whipped out!  8)

Because its a medical issue thats contributed to it - my doc said I'd have a better chance getting it on the NHS. And now all my levels are sorted and normal through drugs i'm taking to keep the tumour at bay - I should be ok to go ahead once i've had my consultation.

Cheers for the help GB



 

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It looks as if I just need to find the right PS and get it all whipped out!  8)

Make sure that the PS you choose (or do you not have that option on the NHS?) has good credentials and performs many GRS's. GRS is a very technically demanding surgery and you don't want to choose a surgeon that is a 'Novice' at GRS. Do your homework!

GB

Offline 30yrold

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Hi GB

Will do. i've checked the web and one of the specialisms (among a few others) of the PS i've been referred to is breast surgery. He's also a consultant and head of dept.

How relevant this is I don't know - If he only works on women - I may be in trouble  ;)

I will ask how many male ops he does / has done in the past - as I can see its not simple.

Cheers

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If he only works on women - I may be in trouble  ;)

Yeah, I would be very hesitant to have GRS performed by a PS who doesn't not pratice GRS frequently.

GB


 

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