Patient Stories

Male Breast Reduction Story - submitted by Rob H.

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Share your story about why you considered and ultimately had cosmetic surgery.

I have always had the condition since puberty and after years of exercise and diet I was unable to achieve the results that I was hoping for. I was very hesitant to have surgery but after learning more about it I was more comfortable in making the decision.

How did your friends and family feel about your decision to have a procedure?

I only shared my decision with my wife that I would be having the surgery. She was very supportive and reassured me that I was doing it for the right reasons. Her being supportive to me was very helpful and I am very grateful for that.

How did 1800MySurgeon help you through the process of finding a qualified plastic surgeon?

1800mySurgeon really helped me understand how to compare surgeons and the historical information that is available to prospective patients. Luckily I contacted them early in the process and I believe they helped me make a better decision in the end.

Can you describe your surgery and recovery?

The surgery was a lot easier than I could have ever imagined. The worst part was taking off the adhesive bandages. I was nervous before the procedure but found comfort in the experience and expertise in my surgeon. I am still recovering but I think that I am going to be very happy with my results. It will be a slow recovery but in the end it will be worth it.

What advice would you give to another person considering your same procedure?

First and foremost understand what certifications the surgeon has and whether or not they have or have had any claims brought against them. Shop around and see at least three or four different surgeons. Then choose the surgeon that you feel most comfortable with (this is important). Lastly, if the price is too high, provide quotes from the other surgeons and tell your chosen surgeon that you would like that price since the procedures are similar.

How do you feel about your result?

Still waiting on the full result but I can already see a huge difference. I have had some concerns after the bandages have come off but I am reassured that my surgeon is competent and has my best interests in mind. This further emphasizes that choosing the right surgeon for you is critical to your experience.

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find out more about this procedure: male breast reduction