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truetifoso 12-30-2009 11:12 PM

Botched male breast reduction, uneven Results
 
I am a man who had surgery to address gynecomastia.

It has been over 5 months since the surgery, and all the swelling has gone down.

Unfortunately, the doctor didn't take enough fat out of one of my "breasts," so it is really lopsided right now when compared to the other breast.

My concern is that even if I work out and lose even more weight, that fat won't go away because it is a remnant of a condition that the surgery was supposed to get rid of.

What can I do? Does the surgeon need to go back in?

robyne00 12-31-2009 07:00 PM

He might need to "go back in". Have you spoke with your surgeon, or gone for any follow-ups?

truetifoso 12-31-2009 11:10 PM

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Originally Posted by robyne00 (Post 4003)
He might need to "go back in". Have you spoke with your surgeon, or gone for any follow-ups?


I'll see him in the next couple of weeks, but - to be honest - I want some third party direction before talking to him.

Will going back in be just as big a production as the original surgery even if only a little bit needs to be sucked out?

robyne00 01-01-2010 09:33 AM

Anytime they need to return to the surgery site for revisions, or as you said "go back in", there are specific procedures that must be carried out. It may not be as long or as dramatic as your original surgery, but the risk always remains, with any kind of surgery. Sometimes revisions and/or corrections on certain body parts can take longer than the original surgery, but I do not believe it should be as such in your case.

Are you sure it was due to the surgeon not removing enough fat on one side? Were both breasts equal prior to surgery? Did he or she remove the same amount of fat from both breasts? Have you lost or gained weight post surgery?

truetifoso 01-01-2010 01:30 PM

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Originally Posted by robyne00 (Post 4011)
Anytime they need to return to the surgery site for revisions, or as you said "go back in", there are specific procedures that must be carried out. It may not be as long or as dramatic as your original surgery, but the risk always remains, with any kind of surgery. Sometimes revisions and/or corrections on certain body parts can take longer than the original surgery, but I do not believe it should be as such in your case.

Are you sure it was due to the surgeon not removing enough fat on one side? Were both breasts equal prior to surgery? Did he or she remove the same amount of fat from both breasts? Have you lost or gained weight post surgery?

I didn't gain weight.

The doctor even said that he "could have taken note out" of the breast in question.

Assuming that he only has to take out a minimal amount of fat, is this something that heciukd do in his office "operating" room?

robyne00 01-01-2010 04:49 PM

It depends on how much fat needs to be removed, prep work, how aggressive his approach is (does not seem very), and how well equipped his office is.

Were both breasts equal prior to surgery?

Did he or she remove the same amount of fat from both breasts?

la_angel 01-01-2010 06:20 PM

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Originally Posted by truetifoso (Post 4008)
I'll see him in the next couple of weeks, but - to be honest - I want some third party direction before talking to him.

I'm sorry to hear about this. Would it be possible to post some pictures? I think we would be of more use, if we saw it for ourselves. If you only post pictures of your chest, I don't think you have to worry about anyone recognizing you (so your privacy will be preserved).

Simmone 01-24-2010 03:43 AM

Get to the weight you wnat before surgery.If you dont it will keep needing to be redone. My stepmom did lipo when heavy and had to get it done twice more by the time she was skinny. Breast tissue is different than fat though so I dunno.

robyne00 01-24-2010 09:10 AM

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Originally Posted by Simmone (Post 4456)
Get to the weight you wnat before surgery.If you dont it will keep needing to be redone. My stepmom did lipo when heavy and had to get it done twice more by the time she was skinny. Breast tissue is different than fat though so I dunno.

This gent said he did NOT gain weight and is complaining about uneven results. If he did lose the weight prior to the original surgery, perhaps his results would have been better. if your mother had more than 5 lbs (some surgeons say 8 lbs) of fat in an area, lipo should not have been performed.

This particular surgery requires removal of breast tissue, fat, and skin.

la_angel 01-24-2010 02:16 PM

Yes, man or woman, breast tissue is completely different than fat. It doesn't matter how much (or little) you weigh, the breast tissue will not go away on its own unless it's surgically removed.


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