Following gynecomastia surgery, so many men look just terrific – their chests appear masculine and sculpted with virtually no trace of scars. Patients who are considered “ideal” start out with a variety of advantages: most are relatively trim; many have youth and/or good skin quality on their side.
But what if you don’t have those advantages? What if you’re an overweight or formerly overweight guy with extra skin to deal with, and maybe not so young? Can you still benefit from gynecomastia surgery?
The answer is “yes,” with a few considerations:
Here are some examples of approaches we use for gynecomastia surgery for New York patients who are heavy or formerly obese:
There are two important keys to gynecomastia surgery success for men with extra skin. One is selecting the right plastic surgeon, which may require traveling. In this case, you need to find someone with a wealth of experience treating gynecomastia for all kinds of patients. A doctor who performs male breast reduction on occasion is probably not the best choice.
The other critical success factor is an effective consultation appointment with your plastic surgeon. Bring a list of questions and a notebook for capturing information. Make sure you understand completely where your scars will be placed and how big they will be. Also, ask to see plenty of before and after gynecomastia surgery photos of guys who have had the procedure you’re considering.
Don’t hesitate to take the plunge and schedule a consultation. The purpose of the appointment is an information exchange. You may decide male breast reduction is right for you, or you may choose to forgo surgery. Either way, you will be making an informed choice.
Reach out to Dr. Jacobs today to schedule your consultation!