San Francisco, California-
Gynecomastia breasts (also known as moobs) comes in many different forms, from minor to severe. Each case is unique and needs to be evaluated as such.
For the fortunate men that have what is known as “pseudo-gynecomastia”, liposuction alone may be possible, for that condition is caused by fat alone and does not include breast tissue.
Then for the man that has only a mild to moderate case, it is possible for them to have a less invasive procedure known as the “Light Pull-through Procedure”, see details in the blog dated October 27, 2010.
For the moderate to severe cases, it is sometimes recommended that the surgery be done in two separate stages, allowing the patient to heal from the first surgery for approximately 4 to 6 months so that the blood flow can reestablish itself underneath the nipple-areolar complex. At the time of the initial consultation, it will be possible for Dr. Delgado to advise the patient if a second stage, also known as the peri-areolar lift, may be necessary to get optimal results. The second stage is usually done as an office procedure under local anesthesia with a fee of about $2500 to $2800, but as mentioned before each case is individual and the secondary surgery will depend on how much skin and laxity is present.