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Your Gynecomastia Consultation

Posted on Friday, June 14th, 2013 by Dr. Babak Dadvand

Gynecomastia surgery can be a very gratifying procedure for men. It can instill a sense of confidence and self-esteem and is a relatively common procedure performed in my practice. But in order to undergo a gynecomastia surgery, you first need to take the first step and schedule a consultation. In this post I will give a little insight into what is discussed during your consultation.

  • Assess patient’s goals: Much like in breast augmentation surgery, different men have different aesthetic goals. One thing I impart is that the male chest is not supposed to be flat as a board. This would look unnatural. However, it is important to tailor the operation not only to the type and location of the excess tissue but also to the man’s aesthetic goals.
  • Review history: Questions will be asked to try and determine if there is a cause for the gynecomastia. If there is an underlying cause, that needs to be addressed prior to undergoing surgery.
  • Discuss incision location: Incisions are a big deal to my patients and minimizing them are paramount. Most me who need breast tissue to be removed do so through a small incision on the lower part of their areola. This incision heals extremely well. Any liposuction that needs to be performed may be done through a separate 3 mm incision on the lateral chest.
  • Recovery and restrictions: The recovery period and the activity restrictions are reviewed in detail. It is important to allow the body to heal after surgery and limiting exercise and strenuous activity right after surgery will be crucial.

Obviously, the actual consultation is significantly more in depth and I frequently spend up to an hour with the patient on the initial consultation.

To learn more about gynecomastia and to view before and after pictures visit my website at drdadvandplasticsurgery.com.

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