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Gynecomastia Forum - How Old Before Surgery?
« on: May 18, 2011, 08:00:12 PM »
In the office I have noticed that many  patients with  Gynecomastia say their complications began during puberty. Would it be best for a young patient to have surgery as soon as the Gynecomastia stabilizes, or is it best for the patient to wait until adulthood to have the surgery?
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Re: Gynecomastia Forum - How Old Before Surgery?
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2011, 08:29:08 PM »
In the office many patient who come in as adult men say the their Gynecomastia complications started during puberty. Would it be more beneficial for patients to have the surgery earlier once the growth has stabilized, or is it best to wait until they reach adulthood?

There is an amazing amount of Emotional Stress Living with Gynecomastia. Waiting until adulthood can inflict significant scars on the soul. We have seen many patients angry at parents and pediatricians who said wait, wait, wait. Once the patient became independent and able to afford the surgery, they had it done expressed a good deal of anger towards those who were not as helpful when they were younger.

How Old before Gynecomastia Surgery is a common question. I prefer to wait until the gynecomastia has stabilized. What has not gone away by 2 years typically will not.

Here is a Gallery of Teenagers with Gynecomastia. Check each example, click on the link to learn more about that individual, their problem, and solution.

This forum was designed to help others explore such issues.


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Re: Gynecomastia Forum - How Old Before Surgery?
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2012, 04:18:42 AM »
In the office I have noticed that many  patients with  Gynecomastia say their complications began during puberty. Would it be best for a young patient to have surgery as soon as the Gynecomastia stabilizes, or is it best for the patient to wait until adulthood to have the surgery?

Dont wait till adulthood so that you will be able to afford the surgery.
Do it in teenage itself. If you undergo Gynaecomastia early in your life, it will be good for you. Dont postpone Gynaecomastia surgery thinking you cant afford it now.

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Re: Gynecomastia Forum - How Old Before Surgery?
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2012, 08:57:44 AM »
In the office I have noticed that many  patients with  Gynecomastia say their complications began during puberty. Would it be best for a young patient to have surgery as soon as the Gynecomastia stabilizes, or is it best for the patient to wait until adulthood to have the surgery?

Dont wait till adulthood so that you will be able to afford the surgery.
Do it in teenage itself. If you undergo Gynaecomastia early in your life, it will be good for you. Dont postpone Gynaecomastia surgery thinking you cant afford it now.

Link Spam to Gynecomastia India Removed

will cost you only $1000

Waiting for surgery when the gynecomastia is stable can inflict unnecessary emotional stress. I have been teaching about that issue for decades. That is a good cause. But posting and enticement to surgery based on $1000 price on a discussion on How Old before Surgery and teenagers? What sort of respect should we have for such a surgeon or practice?

Here is another post by same banned link spammer:

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How do I pick a gynecomastia surgeon?

How to Choose Your Gynecomastia Surgeon is such a major topic that I wrote an entire resource dedicated to the process. Pictures should also play an important role in this selection process: How to Evaluate Gynecomastia Photographs. Unfortunately, I have seen many unhappy patients after surgery done elsewhere that did not have the option to see just what their doctor's skills were like before surgery. Limited examples, missing views, changed lighting, and many other factors make this a critical examination. Know what you are getting into is much better than gambling with the unknown.

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You need to know these three important things:
Qualifications
Patient testimonial
Before and after surgery photos.
For more information you can check Link Spam Removed

This should not be construed as medical advice. I am a retired Board Certified Plastic Surgeon.

I certainly think that another way to choose your doctor is to avoid someone desperate enough to hire link spammers to plaster in forums content that has nothing to do with the topic. The Link Name was Gynecomastia India and had not one item about Gynecomastia the problem nor the surgical treatment. Instead it was to a page about liposuction which by itself can be a disaster for management of this condition. These are extensive discussions about liposuction alone failures for gynecomastia:

Gynecomastia Surgery Forum - Will Liposuction Remove Gland?

and

Gynecomastia Forum - Does Sharp Cutting Liposuction Remove Gland?.

The Link Spamming Service did not even link to the "surgeon's" gynecomastia page. When I looked, not one before and after picture about gynecomastia. That should be a clue alone by itself. The spammer also posted how inexpensive their surgery was, but again, not one example of before after male breast reduction surgery?!Perhaps that is why they linked to a liposuction page? The poster mentioned:

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You need to know these three important things:
Qualifications

I looked but was confused. Board certified by who? What societies did the doctor belong to? Learn  How to Pick Plastic Surgeon and review qualifications, organizations and critical details.

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Patient testimonial
Found none about gynecomastia.

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Before and after surgery photos.
Found none.

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Link was to a FAQ about liposuction, not about gynecomastia nor how to pick surgeon.

Saving money for surgery is always nice, but not if you end up having to pay so much more for revision surgery as  I have shown of those asking for my help after bad surgery done elsewhere.

Use our tools to learn about such advertising. Compare someone's claims to expertise with How to Pick Your Gynecomastia Surgeon. Empower yourself with the tools to prevent becoming another unhappy individual like the examples I have shown. Knowledge is power. Look beyond verbal games and hype. See how the tissue moves and what the results look like living life.

Hope this helps,

Michael Bermant, MD
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