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Company logo: Elliot W. Jacobs, MD, FACS - Diplomate, American Board Of Plastic Surgery

Specializing in Primary &
Revision Gynecomastia Surgery

815 Park Avenue New York, NY 10021
Archives: May 2011

Causes of Gynecomastia: Lavender and Tea Tree Oil?

Causes of Gynecomastia: Lavender and Tea Tree Oil?

The story has been kicking around the Internet so long it has the feel of an urban legend: lavender and tea tree oil can cause gynecomastia. Our New York patients and people online ask from time to time – is it true? The answer to this question from our perspective is, “It’s not yet clear.” … »

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Gynecomastia Surgery: To Revise or not to Revise?

Gynecomastia Surgery: To Revise or not to Revise?

After having surgery with another doctor, some men seek our input about revision for male breast reduction. In our New York practice, it’s not unusual for two or three patients a month to ask about a surgical do-over. In some cases, the message we communicate is “no revision is the best revision.” Why is this? … »

Monday, May 23, 2011

Male Breast Reduction and Anesthesia

Male Breast Reduction and Anesthesia

When patients consult us about gynecomastia,they sometimes ask if they can avoid general anesthesia when they elect to have male breast reduction in New York with our team. Most often the answer is an enthusiastic “yes!” We actually prefer to administer “IV sedation,” or anesthesia delivered intravenously, along with a local anesthetic. Also known as … »

Friday, May 20, 2011

Gynecomastia Surgery in an Outpatient Center?

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We perform most plastic surgery procedures, including surgery for gynecomastia, in our New York surgical facility. If you’re researching your options for male breast reduction for the first time, this may surprise you. Many of our patients imagine their procedure taking place in a hospital, and some ask whether an ambulatory surgical facility is a … »

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

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