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Plastic surgeon vs general surgeon.

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Plastic surgeon vs general surgeon.
« 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?

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Re: Plastic surgeon vs general surgeon.
« Reply #1 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.
Grandpa Dan

Re: Plastic surgeon vs general surgeon.
« Reply #2 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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