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Gyno surgery causing RAF/Armed forces fail?
« on: August 19, 2019, 06:58:21 PM »
Hi guys 

Could anyone tell me if getting surgery for gynecomastia (probably with Dr Vijh) would be picked up in an armed forces medical examination and cause a problem?

Thanks a lot, quite a niche question! 

Linkback: https://www.gynecomastia.org/smf/index.php?topic=35411.0

Re: Gyno surgery causing RAF/Armed forces fail?
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2019, 10:11:45 AM »
He only leaves a little scar in each armpit fold so visually it wouldn't. Could impacts fitness due to recovery period, i felt my muscles and movements were restricted for a while afterward.

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Re: Gyno surgery causing RAF/Armed forces fail?
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2019, 03:43:15 PM »
Thanks for replying mate. It was more to do with whether it would be picked up and scrutinised on a medical record check but helpful reply though!

I have about a year from now to lose about 30lb and do the op if I want to go through with it.

Recovery period of 6 months should be OK right? 

Also was there a long waiting list with Vijh? Thanks again!

Re: Gyno surgery causing RAF/Armed forces fail?
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2019, 07:51:42 PM »
6 months would be more than fine, in blood test you would get inflamation counters for a few months then it would clear. 

It can take a while he does a lot of cosmetic surgery, media appearances  as well as time off.(Not restricted to gyno) 

You have to arrange/book consultation and his secretary  would need to check with hospitable and his diary to confirm a date. If I was you I would get consultation out of the way and they you can pick a date that suits.

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Re: Gyno surgery causing RAF/Armed forces fail?
« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2019, 04:54:11 PM »
Thanks so much for the quick reply!

I'm more concerned about how it would show up (and be interpreted by a military doctor) on an RAF medical.

I've heard some surgeons put the procedure down as a 'routine mole/lump removal' but not sure if this is true.

Many thanks and congrats on having the op done, how does it feel?? 

Re: Gyno surgery causing RAF/Armed forces fail?
« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2019, 06:23:59 PM »
No way they would pick it up unless you declare it. Even then they probably wouldn't care unless it stops you doing your job.

The private hospital would need to ask permission before telling your GP/Doctor so just say no and its not put on your public records.

Fine since I had the treatment, I seem to have decent pectoral muscles from supporting gyno.

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Re: Gyno surgery causing RAF/Armed forces fail?
« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2019, 04:09:22 PM »
Thanks for the info, I wasn't aware private clinics could withold big operations from a public medical record.

Can anyone else confirm this as it is a bit of a game changer!

Glad to hear your recovery went well and you're happy with your results! Presume you're glad you had it done?

All the best 

Re: Gyno surgery causing RAF/Armed forces fail?
« Reply #7 on: September 05, 2019, 12:49:42 PM »
Thanks for the info, I wasn't aware private clinics could withold big operations from a public medical record.

Can anyone else confirm this as it is a bit of a game changer!

Glad to hear your recovery went well and you're happy with your results! Presume you're glad you had it done?

All the best
When I had surgery with Karidis I was able to either get my discharge letter and surgery information sent to my GP or sent to me personally.

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Re: Gyno surgery causing RAF/Armed forces fail?
« Reply #8 on: September 05, 2019, 06:41:41 PM »
Brilliant thanks for this info 


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