New surgery needed

New surgery needed
« on: November 25, 2018, 06:19:42 pm »
Hello to everyone.
I am a 47 year old chap who had Gynecomastia surgery back in 2012. I had always had a bigger chest with good pecs that I built up even more at the gym. The problem was I also had a reasonable amount of glandular tissue and a little fat sat on top so I was forever getting the "you need a bra" etc etc comments!

I used to brush it aside until about 2007 when I thought- actually there is too much excess tissue there. As per usual, GP was useless as its not a "medical" problem and I am not getting ill from it ( apart from mentally tearing me apart!) I saw a couple of private plastic surgeons who would not operate as they thought it would make it worse, some how!

In 2012, I got an appointment to see a local surgeon at Nuffield, who is a breast surgeon but does gynecomastia surgery as well. He said he could remove the excess tissue so I was chuffed to bits!

At the consultation, he said he would remove the fatty tissue with lipo and small incisions under nipples to remove gland tissue- I was fine with that.

After surgery, he comes and sees me, pleased as punch, saying he used a new device on me that meant he hadn't had to cut under my nipples and that this "cheese grater" device- his words- had removed the gland tissue as well as the fat and wasn't it great that I didn't have any scars under my nipples!
Well, yes but, the trouble was/is I could still feel gland tissue and hardend fat on my chest, after a few weeks . The surgery did apparently remove 100ml from one side and 110 from the other, so my chest was a definite improvement but, I wasn't totally happy as I could still feel the gland and fatty tissue!


I saw the consultant 6 weeks after( and 2 years later as well!) and mentioned this but he was a bit dismissive and said " did his best and I got a good result".


Forward to now and I want to get the gland tissue removed properly- along with any fat that I have there- I seem to have genetics that mean my chest gets fatty/gland tissue on it even though I am in great shape ( 12% bodyfat) and have a keen interest in strength and fitness. My brother has a heavy chest as well but, doesn't bother him  like it does me but it does point towards a family/genetic thing going on.


My "half a job" surgery cost me 3000 back in 2012 and I realise the surgeons mentioned frequently on here are much more expensive now but feel I need to get this sorted as its messing with my life (doesn't help that iam prone to anxiety as well!)


I am waffling a bit but just wanted to get it out but, hoping one of the surgeons can help and put my mind at rest and so I can feel normal again!

Linkback: https://www.gynecomastia.org/smf/index.php?topic=34067.0

Re: New surgery needed
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2018, 10:18:35 am »
[font="Open Sans", sans-serif]There are many types of liposuction cannulas on the market, and some have been designed with very sharp edges at the suction holes. It is possible that he used an aggressive type of cannula like that, but in my opinion those still don't remove all of the gland. Direct excision of the gland is still indicated in most cases.[/font][/color]
Dr. Pope, MD
George H Pope, MD, FACS
Certified - American Board of Plastic Surgery
Orlando Plastic Surgery Center
www.georgepopemd.com
Phone: 407-857-6261


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