When looking for a surgeon that specializes in gynecomastia surgery, many men are surprised to find that there isnâ€™t one in a city nearby, or perhaps even in their state. Some are aware that a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon is an important criterion and may end their search there.Â This can be a mistake, although there are many excellent surgeons, if they do not routinely do gynecomastia surgery they may not be up to date on the latest techniques. If the surgery has to be revised, this will end up costing more than traveling to an experienced gynecomastia surgeon in the first place and the revision may have new complications such as; scar tissue, possible loss of sensitivity and good skin retraction may be compromised.
There are many discussions on the forums ofÂ gynecomastia.org where members share stories such as; pros and cons of surgeons they have picked, some who have traveled out of their area to find an experienced surgeon, and some who have had revision nightmares for their male breast reduction surgery. Gynecomastia.org offers a directory to help patients find experienced surgeons in their area. Also, see the blog dated June 5, 2010 for some important guidelines in finding a gynecomastia surgeon.
To help defray travel costs, Dr. Delgado offers a generous travel package to his Marin surgery center, see the section for Out of Town Patients for details.