A photograph recently surfaced of Rocker Steven Tyler’s chest. I am writing this blog, not to poke fun at the Aerosmith frontman’s chest, but as an opportunity to discuss a very common problem among men. Gynecomastia, or male chest enlargement, is a complaint of men of all ages. It can develop anywhere from puberty to the 80’s. It can range from only mild chest enlargement or severe chest enlargement resembling female breasts. I have seen countless patients who report that they have not taken their shirt off in public for years, because of embarrassment. Imagine being a teenage boy and being so embarrassed that you will not go to the beach or the pool, or even change in the locker room. Surgical correction is possible and is life-changing!
Breast augmentation remains among the most common cosmetic surgeries performed each year. While commonly done, it is also commonly done “badly.” Revising breast augmentations is among the most difficult procedures that plastic surgeons perform. Unfortunately, revising breast augmentations from other surgeons remains common in my practice.
In order to understand how problems can be fixed, we must first understand where problems can occur. I like to categorize these problems into 4 major areas: Continue reading ““Fixing” Breast Implants Gone Bad”