The two-stage procedure is an innovative approach to severe gynecomastia, designed by Dr. Delgado himself. This procedure can treat the most complicated forms of gynecomastia and create a lifted, masculine chest.

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What is the Two-Stage Procedure?

Two-stage breast reduction surgery is a technique developed by Dr. Delgado to treat severe gynecomastia, the most complicated condition for a gynecomastia surgeon to treat. This two-step procedure allows Dr. Delgado to tighten and contour the chest more effectively when there is a significant amount of excess breast tissue that needs to be removed.

Who is a Candidate?

The two-stage procedure was designed for patients with severe cases of gynecomastia which is usually a combination of large, puffy nipples and significantly enlarged male breasts. Dr. Delgado can assess your condition to determine which treatment option is best for you at your initial consultation. If a less complex surgical method can be used for your male breast reduction surgery, he will always choose the more conservative method.

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Dr. Delgado is an award-winning gynecomastia surgeon with 30+ years of experience treating some of the most complicated cases of male breast growth around the world. He is also the owner and operator of Gynecomastia.org, the largest gynecomastia forum in the world that has the goals of educating, supporting, and offering guidance to those men and families affected. Dr. Delgado is an expert in the field and donates his time toward both the treatment of gynecomastia and the advocacy of education in the surgical community.

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Two-Stage Procedure Steps

This treatment involves two stages or separate surgeries. The first procedure is a standard male breast reduction surgery performed as an outpatient procedure under general anesthesia. Glandular tissue will be removed through a small, half-moon-shaped incision at the edge of the nipple-areolar complex. Excess fatty tissue and skin will be removed to elevate the nipple-areolar complex which may have sunken or started to point downward. This will create a flatter chest appearance, but there may still be excess skin that requires a second male breast reduction procedure.

The second procedure is a minor surgery performed as an in-office treatment under local anesthesia. A section of skin is removed from around the nipple-areolar complex in a circular shape and a purse-string permanent suture is tightened around the nipple-areolar complex. This will pull the skin tighter to improve the shape of the areola and surrounding area while eliminating the bulge of excess fat and glandular tissue in the lower breast fold.

Surgical Recovery

The two stages of this procedure are scheduled 4-6 months apart so that the body has ample time to heal between surgeries. After the second surgical procedure, the breast area will be wrapped with bandages and a compression garment which should be worn for about 6 weeks to reduce swelling and keep the newly contoured breast tissue in place. Once healed, you should have minimal scarring that is hidden in the natural folds of your breasts and you can enjoy a flat, contoured chest.

At your consultation, you will receive a gynecomastia surgery guide to help guide you through the recovery process. Dr. Delgado will also request out-of-town patients to stay in a hotel for the first few days so that he can be accessible to ask any questions and address any complications that may occur.

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I highly recommend Dr. Delgado if you are considering gynecomastia surgery!

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I had the procedure completed about 2 months ago and I am very pleased with the outcome. My chest finally looks the way I’ve wanted it to look for years. The muscle definition is finally there and I can wear tighter fitting shirts and workout gear without the discomfort of feeling self conscious about my chest.

726+ Reviews

I highly recommend Dr. Delgado if you are considering gynecomastia surgery!

– Michael Cruz

I had the procedure completed about 2 months ago and I am very pleased with the outcome. My chest finally looks the way I’ve wanted it to look for years. The muscle definition is finally there and I can wear tighter fitting shirts and workout gear without the discomfort of feeling self conscious about my chest.

Risks and Complications

There are risks after any cosmetic surgery, but Dr. Delgado and his team have many years of experience performing gynecomastia surgery and most patients do not face serious complications. The main risks are excessive bleeding, a bad reaction to anesthesia, and scarring. Dr. Delgado uses advanced surgical techniques to prevent these complications and ensure you have great results.

Why Choose Dr. Delgado?

Dr. Delgado has been performing surgery to correct gynecomastia for over 30 years. He has successfully treated all types of gynecomastia and created this technique specifically for patients with a large amount of excess glandular tissue. Dr. Delgado is one of the most knowledgeable plastic surgeons for gynecomastia and currently runs gynecomastia.com, a forum to educate people about gynecomastia and give men a safe space to discuss their condition and learn more.

Dr. Delgado understands that gynecomastia is an embarrassing condition for men, especially those with significantly enlarged breasts, but you can trust that you will find comfort and reassurance at his office. He is dedicated to giving his patients the best possible results to improve their self-confidence and quality of life.

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