Friday, October 21, 2016

Gynecomastia a Worldwide Issue

Gynecomastia Affects Men Worldwide 

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Before and After Gynecomastia Surgery.
This man who is 27 years old had gland excision and liposuction at Marin Cosmetic Surgery Center. 350cc of fat and aspirate were removed from the right side and 400cc from his left side. This shows him 2 months after surgery.

Male breast reduction is one of the top elective surgical procedures for men in the United States. The development of female type breasts on men does not only affect men in the United States, but it is a troublesome condition for men all over the world!

For example, Scotland has a growing number of surgical clinics making elective procedures more available. Cosmetic surgery for men has doubled in the last decade. Gynecomastia surgery is up 13% from 2014. Most men who seek male breast reduction are younger men who work out at a gym or men who have a sagging chest from significant weight loss.

There was an article published in Singapore about a man named David (not his real name) who had gynecomastia. David who is now is his 40’s had been suffering from female type breasts since his 20’s. He tried to ignore his condition, but in addition to the appearance of his breasts, they were painful. Finally, he sought medical attention as he was afraid he might be having heart problems, but his exam showed no medical issues.

David then turned to diet and exercise, and although he lost weight, his chest remained the same, and the pain continued. Through extensive research online David discovered that he might have gynecomastia. David located a gynecomastia specialist who confirmed his suspicions. With his wife’s support, David scheduled surgery. After David’s recovery, he was thrilled to see that he had a normal looking chest and his chest pain was gone. He stated that after all these years he now feels like a “real man.”

David was anxious to share his story with the hope that he would be encouraging other men to seek solutions to their “man boobs” and not wait 20 years like he did.

Dr. Miguel Delgado, M.D. a gynecomastia specialist in the San Francisco Bay area states these stories are familiar no matter what part of the world, but finding support is not always easy. With the advent of the internet, information is more readily available. For someone researching gynecomastia, a Google search will reveal in the top listings is the web’s best resource for information on gynecomastia. The site offers forums where men can ask questions and share stories. Many countries are represented and provide valuable support to men all over the world.

Don’t wait 20 years; call now (415) 898-4161 to schedule a gynecomastia consultation with Dr. Delgado.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Smart Beauty Guide a Great Resourse for Gynecomastia Information.

Sacramento, California - The “Smart Beauty Guide” is an online informational directory designed to help consumers make smart decisions about cosmetic plastic surgery.

The guide was created by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS). ASAPS is made up of over 2,600 board certified plastic surgeons. The society sponsors scientific meetings presenting the latest advancements in cosmetic surgery. In addition, the guide has listings of board certified plastic surgeons throughout the United States, Canada, and many other countries.

In the section for gynecomastia surgery, the guide makes many of the same recommendations for getting ready for surgery that Dr. Miguel Delgado, M.D. makes for his patients, such as:

·        Tanning the skin can increase permanent scarring, so avoid sunbathing for 2 weeks prior to surgery.
·        Discontinue all medications and supplements that contain blood thinners 2 weeks before surgery.
·        Stop all nicotine products 4 weeks before surgery.
·        Be sure to stay well hydrated before and after surgery.
·        Any illness or skin infections need to be reported to your surgeon.
·        Have lab tests done promptly.
·        Check with your surgeon as to how much time you will need to take off work for your recovery.
·        Arrange for transportation home after surgery and for someone to stay with you for at least the first 24 hours.
·        Get all prescriptions filled.
·        Have comfortable front opening clothes ready for your recovery period.
·        Organize books, movies, laptop whatever you need to keep you occupied.
·        If you will be on your own, have easily prepared and frozen meals available.

Dr. Miguel Delgado, M.D. provides his gynecomastia patients with a 40+ page booklet containing pre and postoperative instructions.

Call (415) 898-4161 now for a gynecomastia consultation with Dr. Delgado.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Gynecomastia Consultation and Important Questions to ask.

Questions to Ask at the Gynecomastia Consultation

Sacramento, California - As you plan your first gynecomastia consultation, Dr. Miguel Delgado, M.D. recommends that you write down your questions as you think of them. In addition, he suggests asking some of the questions below.

1.     Is your surgeon board certified? Is the anesthesiologist?
2.     What kind of anesthesia is used?
33.     If your surgery is at a surgery center, is it accredited?
44.     How long has your surgeon been performing male breast reduction surgery?
 5What is the average number performed per year?
56.     How would my surgery be done? Where would the incisions be?  Will there be scars?
77.     How long does the surgery last?
88.     What prescriptions will I have and what are they for?
99.     Will I go home the same day?
110. How do I prepare for surgery?
111. Can liposuction alone get rid of my male breasts?
112. Will I have drains and a compression vest?
113. How long before I can return to work?
114. When can I resume weight lifting?
115. Are there risks with the surgery?
116. What happens if there is a complication?
117. Will my breasts grow back?
118. Do you have before and after pictures for me to view?
119. What is the recovery going to be like?
220. How much does the surgery cost?

Knowing what to expect prior to surgery will relieve anxiety. Dr. Delgado makes himself very available to his patients and encourages them to contact him if there are any unanswered questions.

Call today (415) 898-4161 to schedule your initial gynecomastia consultation with Dr. Delgado to find what options are available to you.

Monday, July 18, 2016

The Gynecomastia Physical Exam

The Gynecomastia Physical Exam

Sacramento, California - Many men are anxious before their first consultation for gynecomastia. In a previous blog, Dr. Miguel Delgado, M.D. explains what patients can expect during their visit to help set their mind at ease. You can read that blog here.

Mentioned in that blog, is that there will be a physical exam, the purpose of this blog is to describe what that entails.

For Dr. Delgado to determine if the patient has true gynecomastia or pseudogynecomastia, he will have the patient lay flat so that an examination of the breasts can be performed. Dr. Delgado will place an area of the breast, which includes the tissue around the areola, between his forefinger and thumb. By gently squeezing his fingers together, Dr. Delgado can feel if there is a disk-shaped tissue which is firmer than if it is only fat. This tissue represents true gynecomastia. If the breast feels soft without any firmness, the patient most likely has pseudogynecomastia, which is caused by fat only. However, this is a small minority; most men have true gynecomastia.

In addition to determining what type of gynecomastia a patient has, Dr. Delgado will be checking for any nipple discharge, and for any enlargement of lymph nodes in the breasts or armpits.

Lumps or asymmetry of the testicles may warrant further testing, even though most lumps are benign, testicular cancer may attribute to swelling of the breasts. Breast cancer in men is very rare, but can occur. If Dr. Delgado determines during surgery that further testing of tissue may be necessary, tissue samples will be sent to pathology to rule out any concerns.

Much can be learned from the physical, call today (415) 898-4161 for a consultation to find what options are available to you. Serving Sacramento, California since 1988.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

A Gynecomastia Story for Sacramento

A Patient’s Gynecomastia Story

Men with gynecomastia do a lot of research, mostly on the internet, hoping to find a solution to get rid of their enlarged male breasts. There is a plethora of information about gynecomastia available through articles, blogs, scientific studies and social media that is invaluable. However, many men are looking for a more personal experience.

Dr. Miguel Delgado’s has an out of town gynecomastia patient, we will refer to as Brad, documented his surgery experience. Brad made a video where he describes how he is feeling up until the time of his surgery through his follow up appointment three days after surgery. Brad’s goal is to make the gynecomastia surgery journey less stressful for other men.

Miguel Delgado, M.D.'s Gynecomastia Patient

Brad’s video begins with a car ride to his hotel where he plans to stay until his post-operative visit when he gets his sutures removed. Brad admits he is nervous and somewhat anxious but the primary emotion he is feeling is excitement. He is finally doing something positive to achieve a normal looking male chest.

Lined up on a table in Brad’s hotel room are his medications, he then proceeds to explain what each one is for. Two weeks before surgery is Brad’s VitaMedica, a high quality vitamin that Dr. Delgado believes aids in recovery for his patients. Additionally, there is an antibiotic, anti-nausea, and pain medication for after surgery.

While Brad is waiting to report to the surgery center, he states that his hunger is more on his mind than being nervous about his surgery. Anytime a patient has surgery under general anesthesia it is mandatory that the patient has nothing to eat or drink for several hours before surgery, the amount of time will be determined by the anesthesiologist.

Finally, the time has arrived for Brad to report to the surgery center; he is made comfortable by the staff while the preoperative preparations take place.

Our next view of Brad is day three after surgery when he arrives at the office to have his drains removed. He is obviously pleased that he had surgery and is ecstatic with his male breast reduction results. He states that he is now “ready to live life!”

If you are ready to live life with a normal male chest, call (415) 898-4161 now for a consultation with Miguel Delgado, M.D.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Gynecomastia Surgery Featured in Allure Magizine

Popular Magazine “Allure” Features Gynecomastia

Sacramento, California - Allure magazine is a beauty authority that highlights: fashion, new beauty products and the latest developments in cosmetic plastic surgery.

Recently, Allure let their readers know that the American Society of Plastic Surgeons released their statistics for cosmetic procedures for 2015. As we reported in our blog last month, it was noted that breast reduction remains a very popular procedure, but for the first time, breast reduction for men reflected 40% of the total number of breast reduction procedures performed!

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Allure believes that reality shows and social media have been responsible for erasing the stigma of men seeking any type of cosmetic procedure and in particular male breast reduction. Women have been seeking breast reduction surgery for decades to obtain relief from neck, and back pain. However, Allure points out that men seek breast reduction surgery more for aesthetic purposes due to the humiliation female type breasts cause men.

Miguel Delgado, M.D. states that not all gynecomastia cases are the same, the amount of male breast development can vary widely. For example, men with a mild case who work out a lot want a more toned look with the pecs more apparent and not obscured by a layer of fat and/or breast tissue. Men with moderate to severe male breasts are seeking to have a more normal chest so that they have the freedom to go shirtless.

Additionally, Allure notes that men tend to schedule gynecomastia surgery since it does not require a lengthy recovery time. Also, their post-operative compression vest which is worn for 6 weeks is easily hidden under their shirt. 

If your life has been affected by trying to hide male breasts, call (415) 898-4161 for a consultation today with Dr. Miguel Delgado, M.D. the gynecomastia specialist for the San Francisco Bay Area and the Sacramento Area.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

National Gynecomastia Statistic for Surgery

Statistics for 2015 Reported by American Society of Plastic Surgeons

The most prestigious society for cosmetic surgeons is the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). Every February or March the ASPS reports the statistics for the previous year. The numbers for 2015 were recently released. The ASPS have more than 7,000 members that are all Board Certified in Plastic Surgery.

It is interesting to note that almost every year the amount of surgeries and non-invasive procedures show an increase, and 2015 was no different with an increase of 2% overall with 15.9 million performed.

Breast reduction surgery was at an all-time high at 68,106. Of that number, 27,456 were for male breast reduction which reflects a 5% increase from the previous year.

Miguel Delgado, MD. a gynecomastia specialist for Sacramento and all of the San Francisco Bay Area notes that he has seen an increase in his male breast reduction cases. Dr. Delgado believes the increase is due to men feeling more comfortable with cosmetic surgery than ever before. There is no longer a stigma related to men having cosmetic surgery. Many have a combination of other procedures with their male breast reduction, such as; liposuction of the abdomen and love handles, or even a different area of the body such as a rhinoplasty.

Combining surgical procedures is frequently done by men in order to save time and money and then only one time for healing.

If you have been considering getting rid of your man boobs, call today for a consultation at (415) 898-4161 or email at

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