Had the surgery, but having concerns...

Had the surgery, but having concerns...
« on: May 05, 2018, 07:09:35 pm »
Hi. I had excision of bilateral glandular tissue two weeks ago. My results are amazing. I could not be happier. I finally have the flat chest Iíve never had before.

That being said, Iím living in paranoia that my glandular tissue will grow back.

Last night I had the smallest bite of a marijuana edible. I did not even feel the effects because the bite was so small. I then read that marijuana can cause gyno, and Iím so worried now that the tissue will grow back.

One small bite, one time is not going to cause a reoccurrence of gyno right? I can feel that Iím being neurotic, but Iím just so happy with the results that I donít want to do anything to mess it up.

Also, I read that alcohol can cause gyno. Iím not a heavy drinker at all. I might go out to a bar once a month with friends if that, but thatís it. So whatÖI can NEVER have a drink again? I just feel like Iím going to be living in constant paranoia that Iíll get gyno again. And also going to be so limited in life by the things I CANíT do, because it seems anything fun (and for me itís in moderation) causes gyno.

Iím 30. I donít do steroids. My gyno was present since puberty and only got worse later in life when I started to naturally lean out.

I also went to an endocrinologist for labs under a year ago and everything came back normal.

Please help.

I've attached a picture of how much tissue was removed. 

EDIT: I recognize I double posted on this board. The last one had some weird text appear before my plea, and I thought I could delete the post (but apparently I cant...this is my first time on this board).

Linkback: https://www.gynecomastia.org/smf/index.php?topic=33347.0

Re: Had the surgery, but having concerns...
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2018, 09:05:24 pm »
Congratulations. Supposedly weed can cause gyno but I honsetly have never seen a scientific study confirming that. You've had the vast majority of the breast tissue removed. Time to move on and enjoy your future. I sincerely doubt that it is goign to recur in spite of your lifestyle choices (within moderation of course).
Dr. Schuster
Chief, Division of Plastic Surgery Northwest Hospital
Private practice in Baltimore, Maryland
10807 Falls Road
Lutherville, Maryland 21093
email: info@drschuster.com
website: www.CosmeticSurgeryBaltimore.com

Re: Had the surgery, but having concerns...
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2018, 10:09:11 pm »
Thank you very much for responding. I really appreciate it! 

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Re: Had the surgery, but having concerns...
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2018, 03:48:32 pm »
I agree with Dr. Schuster.  Now that marijuana is legal in Massachusetts, I've had more than a few patients ask about the link, and I confess, I am not a believer in the marijuana-gynecomastia connection.  Searching literature for the basis of this reveals a number of older references from the 70s, and there are some references that talk about suppression of testosterone by marijuana use, but it's not clear to me how much suppression occurs. On review, however, in 26 years of doing gynecomastia surgery, I've had precious few patients come in complaining that they developed the condition because they smoked a lot of weed.  Alternatively, the other factors show up all the time--specific medications, steroids, and so on.  As a result, my assessment is that the connection was made during the "reefer madness" era, and may not be as causal as suggested.  
Dr. Silverman, M.D.
Cosmetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery
29 Crafts Street
Suite 370
Newton, MA 02458

Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery

Re: Had the surgery, but having concerns...
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2018, 08:58:17 pm »
Thank you Doctor for your response. Much appreciated. 

Re: Had the surgery, but having concerns...
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2018, 05:40:18 pm »
Could not agree more with my colleagues.  There has always been talk that "marijuana causes gynecomastia" but it is all anecdotal -- there are no scientific papers that prove a definite link between the two.  In fact, marijuana has been illegal for so long that there could not be any appropriate scientific studies.  All you really have is stories and myths which have been repeated so often that they appear to be the truth -- not so!

Dr Jacobs
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Certified: American Board of Plastic Surgery
Fellow: American College of Surgeons
Practice sub-specialty in Gynecomastia Surgery
815 Park Avenue
New York, New York 10021
Telephone:  (212) 570-6080
Email:  dr.j@elliotjacobsmd.com
Website:  http://www.gynecomastiasurgery.com
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Re: Had the surgery, but having concerns...
« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2018, 01:47:36 am »
thank you doctor

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