The Puffy Nipple Syndrome

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This is an 18 year old male who presents with adolescent gynecomastia. He complained about having “fluffy nipples”. His goal was to flatten the nipples to look more natural in his clothing. He had suction assisted liposuction with glandular excision. His post surgical recovery displays his newly flattened nipples. San Jose, California-Some men believe “puffy nipples” are not true gynecomastia since it is only the areola/nipple complex involved. However, this is not the case; the puffy nipple is caused by [...]

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Drugs That Can Cause Gynecomastia

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San Jose, California-It is important to try to determine the cause of gynecomastia in order to avoid its re-occurrence  There are some cases where the cause will remain unknown, but for some, doctors will look at the types of medication or drugs, both prescription and over-the-counter, legal and illegal for a possible connection to the development of the male breast. Some of the drugs that have shown possible connection to gynecomastia are: Anabolic steroids Diuretics Calcium channel blockers used to treat [...]

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Gynecomastia Affects Mental Well Being of Teens

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16 year old with adolescent gynecomastia who suffers from serious emotional and social issues due to his physical presentation. He underwent suction assisted liposuction with glandular excision. It is important to note that no skin was removed, but the resulting skin contraction is tremendous. He could benefit from a slight lift on the right side to secure the best possible result. San Jose, California- The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) publishes a monthly journal called “Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery”. [...]

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What is the Cost of Gynecomastia Surgery?

Gynecomastia SpecialistMiguel A. Delgado, Jr., M.D. San Jose men, in order to plan for their gynecomastia surgery, ask what the cost will be. Cosmetic plastic surgery is highly personalized as no two people are exactly alike. For the male breast reduction patient, gynecomastia comes in many different forms. There is what is known as “pseudo-gynecomastia”, which is caused by fat alone and usually remedied by liposuction. Then for “true” gynecomastia, there can be a mild to moderate condition, which is [...]

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Can Gynecomastia Surgery be Combined With Other Procedures?

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This is a 33-year-old male who presented for evaluation of gynecomastia and excess fat around his waist and abdomen. He is 5 feet 7 inches and weighs 170 pounds. He underwent male breast reduction with gland excision and liposuction of his chest with ultrasonic liposuction of the abdomen and flanks. At the time of the initial consultation with Dr. Delgado, some San Jose patients ask if it is possible to have additional liposuction done at the same time as male [...]

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Gynecomastia Surgery Patients Want to Know: What type of Anesthesia?

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Board Certified AnesthesiologistDr. Randy Gaynor Gynecomastia San Jose patients ask about the type of anesthesia used during gynecomastia surgery. With any type of anesthesia other than general, there is a possibility the patient may move around, compromising the surgical result. There may be some surgeons who do male breast reduction surgery under what is known as IV sedation or a twilight sleep; I use general anesthesia. General anesthesia is a medically induced state of unconsciousness. Due to significant advances in technology [...]

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Can Gynecomastia be Cured by Liposuction Alone?

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Before and After gland excision and liposuction Numerous San Jose men have asked if it is possible to have male breast reduction done by liposuction alone. Liposuction would seem to be a quick fix, and many surgeons offer this, which accounts for many of the gynecomastia redo surgeries. Liposuction definitely has its place in the surgical procedure, but only in select cases can it provide the result that men want. The gynecomastia breast in most cases is made up of [...]

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Benefits of Gynecomastia.org

Only in the last few years San Jose men have learned of a surgical procedure called male breast reduction. Today, there are still some men that are not aware of it. Gynecomastia surgery is a surgical procedure that removes or reduces the male breast. Men are notoriously embarrassed by this condition and are reluctant to seek advice, not realizing how prevalent it is. There have been many news stories lately and television shows that refer negatively to male breasts. There [...]

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Will Insurance Cover my Gynecomastia Surgery?

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This question comes up frequently in consultation with many San Jose men. There are a lot of changes going on at this time with insurance companies so today’s answer may not be relevant in the future. The best way to find out if your particular insurance may cover your specific male breast reduction case is to ask at the time of your consultation. If there is any possibility for coverage, the doctor’s staff will be able to help you submit [...]

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Gynecomastia Surgery Statistics

San Jose California men have noticed there has been an increase in gynecomastia surgery in the past few years. Interestingly the statistics for 2011, as reported by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), showed that male breast reduction surgery was the fourth most popular cosmetic procedure performed on men. The most popular was rhinoplasty but was down 2% from 2010. In second position was eyelid surgery, this was also down by 9% from 2010. The third most popular procedure [...]

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