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I have tattoos

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I have tattoos
« on: July 01, 2010, 11:23:26 PM »
Im thinking about getting surgery to remove my gyno but I have a large tattoo on the upper part of my left breast. Its about 2.5 inches away from my nipple. Will surgery destroy my tattoo!?

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Re: I have tattoos
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2010, 11:52:17 PM »
Unless you need to have skin removed, your tattoo should escape unscathed by gynecomastia surgery.  You could post a photo or two for confirmation purposes, but I think you're pretty safe. 

Good luck,

Rick Silverman
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Re: I have tattoos
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2010, 02:45:23 PM »
If the tattoo is on the upper part of your chest, it would probably not be altered unless you had very large, pendulous breasts.  Since surgery will be removing tissue under the skin and the skin will be shrinking slightly, you may find that the colors of the tattoo intensify a bit.

Good luck!

Dr Jacobs
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Practice sub-specialty in Gynecomastia Surgery
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