In some cases, an unsatisfactory result from prior gynecomastia surgery must be corrected through revision surgery. Gynecomastia surgery in NYC is a complex procedure that requires great surgical skill. When performed by an inexperienced doctor, the outcome of the surgery may be less than ideal.
Even when working with an experienced doctor, problems may arise during surgery or during the recovery process, especially if patients do not follow their surgeon’s post-operative instructions. In some cases, negative results may occur from miscommunication between the patient and doctor. In such cases, revision surgery may be able to correct or improve the results of the original gynecomastia surgery.
Revision Male Breast Reduction
Dr. Jacobs sees many patients seeking revision gynecomastia surgery in NYC. If you’re considering revision surgery, Dr. Jacobs will carefully evaluate existing problems and create a unique operative plan to address them. He always takes the time to thoroughly explain the process to his patients so they will have realistic expectations for the outcome of their revision surgery.
Before agreeing to perform the surgery, Dr. Jacobs ensures that the patient understands the level of improvement that the surgery can offer. Perfection is rarely attainable through revision gynecomastia surgery, but a number of advanced techniques allow Dr. Jacobs to offer his patients a reasonable amount of improvement.
Anesthesia for Revision Gynecomastia Surgery in NYC
Revision surgery is typically performed under general anesthesia or with a combination of conscious sedation and local anesthesia. Dr. Jacobs works with highly-trained anesthesiologists who ensure patients are comfortable and safe during gynecomastia revision surgery in his NYC office. This allows patients to complete their same-day surgery without grogginess and nausea.
Techniques for Revision Gynecomastia Surgery
Dr. Jacobs will choose from a variety of surgical techniques to correct any remaining gynecomastia and improve the appearance of your chest area. In cases where the breast tissue was not sufficiently reduced during the first surgery, he may remove the excess tissue through surgical excision or liposuction of the chest area.
As with primary surgery, incisions are typically concealed in the lower half of the nipple area. If complaints include uneven skin texture or irregular deposits of fat, Dr. Jacobs will work to address these during the surgery as well.
How Does Gynecomastia Reduction Revision Surgery Address Irregular Contours?
Oftentimes, men have had gynecomastia surgery utilizing some form of liposuction only. This can leave irregular areas of residual tissue (felt as thickened areas) as well as areas of over-removal (felt as very thin areas). Sometimes so much tissue has been removed that the skin is “stuck” to the underlying muscle, which can create laxity, dimpling, or cratering upon movement of the arms.
Gynecomastia revision surgery in NYC is often directed to removing the residual excess tissues in order to achieve a smoother contour with a uniform pinch of skin and fat. This is usually accomplished with very precise additional liposuction. Laser liposuction touted to be the “latest and greatest” actually results in severe scar tissue formation and it has yet to be proven to aid in skin tightening. Further, it has no effect on gland tissue.
When too much tissue has been removed, then it must be replaced. This can be done with the use of fat grafting or fat flaps. When dimpling occurs, the skin must be detached from the underlying muscle and then some type of fat tissue placed in-between (as a “spacer”) so that the skin does not re-attach at the same place. This entire process of dealing with areas of irregularity may be thought of as hills and valleys. Revision surgery is basically aimed at reducing the hills and filling in the valleys in an attempt to obtain a smooth and level plane.
Results From Revision Gynecomastia Surgery
Most patients are able to return home the same day as their gynecomastia revision surgery in NYC. Pain levels will vary between individuals, with pain usually lasting between three days and two weeks. Most patients also experience some amount of swelling and bruising, which can be minimized by wearing a compression bandage provided by our doctor.
Most men are able to return to work within one week, but this timeframe will vary based upon the revisions being made and the individual’s work duties (strenuous work must be avoided for longer). Patients must avoid any lifting, pulling, or pushing motions for six weeks following their surgery.
Dr. Jacobs provides his patients with a specific set of instructions to follow during the recovery period. Careful adherence to these instructions will help ensure a positive outcome after the surgery.
Revision Gynecomastia Surgery Cost
Dr. Jacobs considers different factors, such as post-operative recovery expenses, anesthesia, surgical fee, lab tests, and the extent of surgery. This helps establish the cost of revision gynecomastia surgery in NYC.
Benefits of Revision Gynecomastia Surgery in NYC
Removal of excess gynecomastia tissue
Attractive and flat chest
One day surgery
Why is choosing a board-certified revision gynecomastia surgeon critical?
If you are considering gynecomastia surgery or require revision surgery, it is important to understand that the results of the surgery are dependent upon many factors. Perhaps most importantly, the surgery should be performed by a skilled and experienced surgeon who specializes in gynecomastia surgery.
Additionally, it is vital that you strictly follow your surgeon’s post-operative instructions. In some cases, however, even with the right surgeon and perfect adherence to post-operative instructions, your body may not heal perfectly, and/or the desired results may not be achieved.
Why Choose Dr. Jacobs?
Patients fly to NYC to have their previous gynecomastia surgery revised because of Dr. Jacob’s training, expertise, and high-level care. You will benefit from working with a surgeon such as Dr. Jacobs, who is highly experienced in gynecomastia surgery and is able to anticipate and prevent the most common problems. To find out if revision surgery can help correct your original gynecomastia surgery, please contact us today.