The internet is a great source of information for men suffering with man boobs, or moobs or technically known as gynecomastia. There is a website, gynecomastia.org that has been around since 1999 that is dedicated to providing men with information along with forums where they can share stories, offer advice, ask questions of each other and of surgeons about gynecomastia.
Many men find in their research horror stories of patients who have opted to have surgery, only to find their situation worse than before surgery. Unfortunately, there are surgeons that will perform male breast reduction surgery that have not had special training. Very common are the surgeons that think that liposuction alone will reduce the male breast. Liposuction alone will reduce the male breast if the enlargement is due to fat and not fat and breast tissue. This condition (male breast enlargement by fat alone) is referred to as “pseudo-gynecomastia”. Most men have true gynecomastia, which is a combination of fat and breast tissue. Breast tissue is too dense to go through a cannula, and it needs to be removed by surgical excision. 30% of Dr. Delgado’s gynecomastia surgery cases are redo surgeries that were done elsewhere.
In looking for a surgeon, ask if surgical excision will be done along with liposuction. Ask to see before and after pictures of actual patients.
Gynecomastia.org has a directory of gynecomastia specialist’s, listing surgeons from all over the United States and even some outside the country.
Dr. Delgado offers out of state patient’s that want to come to his 450 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA office a travel package to help defray costs. For more information call (415) 898-4161.