Gynecomastia Surgery

Before And After Photos

This is a 20 year old young man who had developed gynecomastia or puffy nipples since puberty. He is seen here after removal of breast tissue beneath both of his nipple-areolar complexes during surgery for gynecomastia.

This is a handwritten note that this patient asked me to share with my patients:

“Once I learned about gynecomastia surgery it took me a little over a year to pull the trigger on it. What seemed to be a radical choice turned out to not be a big deal at all. I would recommend to anyone who suffers from the mental anguish of gynecomastia to have the surgery. I feel the benefits of the surgery every hour of every day. I volunteer at a nursing home and am more active in general simply because I don’t have the burden of wearing tape on a daily basis.”

“To those debating getting the surgery I would just say that the faster you get the surgery the faster/longer you get to enjoy the benefits.”

Lessons to learn from his case:

  1. It may not look like a big difference in photos, but it is a HUGE difference.
  2. His hand written note to me says it all.
  3. He was seen by another doctor who was a nice guy but when he met me he preferred someone with my experience. He was told by the doctor that he was going to treat his condition with liposuction alone. This would NOT have removed the breast tissue, and there would be yet another gynecomastia patient running around telling others that his gynecomastia recurred when, in fact, it was never actually removed.
  4. Treatment of this condition is basically “not a big deal” in terms of the actual surgery (in experienced hands that is). don’t delay treatment as this will only delay the benefits of treatment and life is too short.