For men the chest area can be a very sensitive area aesthetically. In a tee shirt and light clothes some men feel that the presence of man boobs (MOOBS) which is the presence of excess breast tissue hinders there quality of life. Some patients lives are affected greatly by this and wish to have the excess tissue removed so that they are flat. The direct removal of tissue with free nipple grafting is an excellent means of removing the excess tissue in severe cases and guarantees a flatter appearance. The downside are the scars and this gentleman’s scars are seen at 6 months postop. The nipple areola scar has healed but the inframammary scar is still visible. Silicone therapy and massage are important to reduce the scars and often these scars will fade into white lines. For patients that are concerned about how they appear in clothes will still have an improvement in quality of life even with visible scars. For patients wishing to have surgery in order to take their top off in public and feel less self-conscious, they need to consider whether having a visible scar may make things worse for them before considering this form of gynaecomastia surgery.
It is important to run through all the pros and cons and the various options of gynaecomastia surgery so that patients can be empowered to proceed.
Mr. Ross is a plastic surgeon that underwent specific training in plastic surgery. Mr. Ross successfully completed his FRCS(plast), obtained his CCT and is listed on the GMC specialist Register for Plastic surgery (Number 4220633). Mr. Ross has a vast training in aesthetic surgery throughout his plastic surgery training including the techniques utilized in “cosmetic surgery”. Mr. Ross is a full member of the British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS); British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS), American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) Association of Breast Surgeons (ABS) and the British Association of Head and Neck Oncologists (BAHNO) and is regularly appraised on an annual basis. He has successfully revalidated and “cosmetic surgery” is an established part of his scope of practice. Mr Ross is the only the only plastic and cosmetic surgeon in Manchester, the North West of England and the United Kingdom in full time private practice, who is a full member of BAAPS, BAPRAS, ABS and BAHNO. . Mr Ross was the first surgeon to receive certification by the Royal College of Surgeons for breast and body rejuvenation techniques including gynaecomastia surgery.