I would have posted this in the T-Cell sticky but I do not have access. So here it is: I am getting a surgery to remove my pubertal gynecomastia soon but have not decided on which surgeon yet. I have a few questions in regards to it, if you can help me out.
I found out recently that because my insurance views gynecomastia as a “breast issue” instead of a “cosmetic procedure,” that they will be able to cover it. The problem is, the surgeons I have consulted with have a different opinion on the matter. They are not too thrilled about dealing with gynecomastia and believe because it does not cause me “pain or tumors” it is not worth doing. They also only specialize in “general surgery.” Regardless, they have told me that they can remove the gland. However, they do not want to remove the entire gland in fear it may cause my nipples to invert. The general surgeons also warned that it could give my chest an indent appearance in the middle.
- Has anyone gotten this procedure through a general surgeon?
- Is it not necessary to remove the entire gland in order to treat gynecomastia?
- Also, after you got your gynecomastia surgery, how did your chest react when you would cut and bulk?