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General => Gynecomastia Talk => Topic started by: srnd2012 on October 29, 2013, 12:57:19 PM

Title: Surgery tomorrow!! After waiting almost a year **Updated almost 6 year post op**
Post by: srnd2012 on October 29, 2013, 12:57:19 PM
Hey everyone,  the time has come for me to take the next step of my life, where I will be gyne free.  Some of you may remember me, I joined the site back in July of 2012.  I'm from Canada and I was fortunate to have my surgery covered (excision and lipo). However I had a much longer wait than most.
I will post my first photos from over a year ago, since then I've dedicated most of my free time in losing weight and adding muscle.  I'm praying for the best possible outcome.  Wish me luck  :)
P.S.  I will be back to post some post-op photos.
Title: Re: Surgery tomorrow!! After waiting almost a year
Post by: srnd2012 on October 29, 2013, 12:58:21 PM
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Title: Re: Surgery tomorrow!! After waiting almost a year
Post by: srnd2012 on October 29, 2013, 12:59:12 PM
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Title: Re: Surgery tomorrow!! After waiting almost a year
Post by: srnd2012 on October 29, 2013, 01:01:48 PM
the next 2 are approx 4 months old
Thanks to everyone for all the encouraging words and stories I've read on here.
Title: Re: Surgery tomorrow!! After waiting almost a year
Post by: srnd2012 on October 29, 2013, 01:02:29 PM
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Title: Re: Surgery tomorrow!! After waiting almost a year
Post by: daves123 on October 30, 2013, 02:06:24 AM
good on you man, you will look great after the operation. I am sure.
Enjoy every moment of this. It really is a life changer.
I am 2 weeks post op today and absolutely thrilled with my new chest.
Title: Re: Surgery tomorrow!! After waiting almost a year
Post by: srnd2012 on November 13, 2013, 07:07:49 PM
Hey guys,  well as of today I'm 2 weeks post op and I've seen my chest for the first time and I'm loving my new chest. I know I'm still in the healing process but I'm very optimistic on what's to come. 
My whole experience was amazing. Some of you who've seen my posts know that I'm from Canada (maritimes) and I've had to endure a much longer wait than most (over a year since first consultation). I'm ok with it since my surgery was covered.  I sought out a highly ranked PS who has done minimum 15 gyne surgeries per year.  He made me feel totally at ease and his bedside manner is incredible.  I had excision and lipo done.     
P.S.  I just had my first shower in 2 weeks haha.  My PS insisted on keeping all the dressings on and the binder the whole time until he saw me a couple weeks later.  I followed his instructions to a tee and actually took a week and a half off work to rest while my body healed.  I highly recommend this to anyone else getting surgery.  If you have the option to take the time off do it!  Eat healthy and drink lots of water. I will post the first photos from just an hour ago. Let me know what you think and if you have any questions about my experience feel free to ask.  Once again I must say thank you all and I'm so so happy I found this site and relieved to be gyne free!!



Title: Re: Surgery tomorrow!! After waiting almost a year
Post by: srnd2012 on November 13, 2013, 07:08:54 PM
2 more..as you can see I still have swelling and bruising but to say I'm thrilled with the results is an understatement
Title: Re: Surgery tomorrow!! After waiting almost a year **Updated 2 week post-op PICS**
Post by: s00ntobe on November 14, 2013, 08:12:39 PM
looks perfect man
Title: Re: Surgery tomorrow!! After waiting almost a year **Updated 2 week post-op PICS**
Post by: srnd2012 on November 16, 2013, 04:53:56 PM
looks perfect man

thanks! My doctor wants me to wear the vest for the full 6 weeks.  It's so hard to do cause I like the way it looks right now!
Title: Re: Surgery tomorrow!! After waiting almost a year **Updated 2 week post-op PICS**
Post by: Delivered on November 16, 2013, 07:58:24 PM
Simply amazing. Looks great.
Title: Re: Surgery tomorrow!! After waiting almost a year **Updated 2 week post-op PICS**
Post by: MUTANT_CHEST on November 17, 2013, 10:26:50 AM
Looks perfect. I am planning for surgery too .


Title: Re: Surgery tomorrow!! After waiting almost a year **Updated 2 week post-op PICS**
Post by: srnd2012 on November 17, 2013, 03:26:46 PM
Thank you all! After all this time it felt so weird to throw out my under shirts.  For the first time in 15 years I wore a nice white t shirt to a party last night.  It felt amazing.

Mutant,  good luck with your surgery!
Title: Re: Surgery tomorrow!! After waiting almost a year **Updated 2 week post-op PICS**
Post by: Chadly on November 17, 2013, 08:07:20 PM
 Results look fantastic! Who was your plastic surgeon?
Title: Re: Surgery tomorrow!! After waiting almost a year **Updated 2 week post-op PICS**
Post by: srnd2012 on November 18, 2013, 12:50:19 PM
Surgeon was Dr Tim Haswell. I've never seen his name on this website but I knew immediately into my first consultation with him that he would be an excellent choice.
Title: Re: Surgery tomorrow!! After waiting almost a year **Updated 2 week post-op PICS**
Post by: daves123 on November 27, 2013, 08:43:05 PM
you're a stud man. Huge improvement.
Yeah I know. It is such a thrill to wear tight t-shirts and walk around in public without a shirt.
It is like being released from prison.
Title: Re: Surgery tomorrow!! After waiting almost a year **Updated 2 week post-op PICS**
Post by: srnd2012 on November 28, 2013, 04:49:48 PM
you're a stud man. Huge improvement.
Yeah I know. It is such a thrill to wear tight t-shirts and walk around in public without a shirt.
It is like being released from prison.

exactly my thoughts too. I wish I would have done this years ago.  I'm 29 days post op and still wearing the compression garment. I take it off for showering in the mornings and when I get home from work for 15-20 mins.  surprisingly I've had very little scar tissue...I guess I was expecting worse.  take care and thanks.
Title: Re: Surgery tomorrow!! After waiting almost a year **Updated 2 week post-op PICS**
Post by: Mikec1294 on February 19, 2014, 06:08:19 PM
You're right! Very similar to my case, I can only hope for results as great as yours.


I have this horrible nightmare that for some reason I wont be approved for surgery!  I don't see why I wouldn't be though.
Title: Re: Surgery tomorrow!! After waiting almost a year **Updated 2 week post-op PICS**
Post by: srnd2012 on February 19, 2014, 07:01:29 PM
You're right! Very similar to my case, I can only hope for results as great as yours.


I have this horrible nightmare that for some reason I wont be approved for surgery!  I don't see why I wouldn't be though.

I'm sure you'll be fine man.  Be sure that your surgeon does lipo and excision for the best contour. There are many horror stories on here of guys unhappy with their results, mainly because their surgeon performed only one or the other.  

The surgery is the easiest part, what follows is toughest for most of us on here.  I'm almost 4 months post-op and I still have scar tissue underneath my left nipple,  but its minimal.  It will take you on a roller coaster ride of emotions..that is if you let it.  Take comfort in the fact that what you may see weeks after the surgery (puffiness, asymmetry) is in most cases not your final result.

There really is no feeling like it once you have it done.  I've been walking around shirtless for the past month.  I actually take the time to look in the mirror now, rather than avoiding them like the plague.  In a month my girlfriend and I are vacationing in Cuba.  To sum it up.....its a life changer and my only regret is that I waited until I was 30 years old and missed out on so many experiences and opportunities during my 20's.  

Best of luck with your surgery!
Title: Re: Surgery tomorrow!! After waiting almost a year **Updated 2 week post-op PICS**
Post by: Mikec1294 on February 19, 2014, 11:18:51 PM
Thank you! I'm fully prepared for the recovery and understand! I'm kind of bummed I waited until I was 24 to do it when this condition is something I've been aware of since I was 15, but still so excited.

have fun in Cuba!
Title: Re: Surgery tomorrow!! After waiting almost a year **Updated 2 week post-op PICS**
Post by: Keep_It_Moving on February 19, 2014, 11:47:37 PM
Your results look excellent! Congrats!
Title: Re: Surgery tomorrow!! After waiting almost a year **Updated 2 week post-op PICS**
Post by: srnd2012 on February 20, 2014, 06:31:38 AM
Thanks guys!
Title: Re: Surgery tomorrow!! After waiting almost a year **Updated 2 week post-op PICS**
Post by: s00ntobe on February 20, 2014, 08:35:22 PM
it looks like you lost some weight after surgery?

how did you accomplish this?
Title: Re: Surgery tomorrow!! After waiting almost a year **Updated 2 week post-op PICS**
Post by: srnd2012 on February 21, 2014, 06:37:30 AM
it looks like you lost some weight after surgery?

how did you accomplish this?

I lost most of my weight before surgery because I read somewhere that it makes the surgeons job easier (not sure if true but to me it made sense cause would be easier to see what is breast tissue or excess fat).  I just exercised 3-4 times a week and changed my eating habits.  It's not something that will happen in a few weeks,  took me about 5-6 months to get close to my ideal weight.

Cheers!
Title: Re: Surgery tomorrow!! After waiting almost a year **Update 6 years later!**
Post by: srnd2012 on August 12, 2019, 08:22:47 PM
Hey everyone!

I know its been years since I had checked in and they all say the ones who had success rarely visit back.  I wanted to let you know that getting surgery was one of the best decisions I've ever made in my life.  I am now married since 2015 and we have a 17 month old boy who we just adore.  I have made many posts back in 2012-2013 when I was at one of my lowest points in life.  You can go back through my history if you wish but I am posting a pic from today. 

For anyone with gynecomastia, there is a light at the end of the tunnel.  If you truly want surgery, do everything you can to make that a reality. 

Title: Re: Surgery tomorrow!! After waiting almost a year **Updated 2 week post-op PICS**
Post by: srnd2012 on August 12, 2019, 08:55:07 PM
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