Planning your surgery
The initial consultation with New York City male breast reduction plastic surgeon Dr. Zevon is very important. Dr. Zevon will need a complete medical history, so check your own records ahead of time and be ready to provide this information. First, Dr. Zevon will examine your breasts and check for causes of the gynecomastia, such as impaired liver function, use of estrogen-containing medications, or anabolic steroids. If a medical problem is the suspected cause, you’ll be referred to an appropriate specialist.
New York City male breast reduction plastic surgeon, Dr. Zevon, may, in extreme cases, recommend a mammogram or breast x-ray. This will not only rule out the very small possibility of breast cancer, but will reveal the breast’s composition. Once Dr. Zevon knows how much fat and glandular tissue is contained within the breasts, he or she can choose a surgical approach to best suit your needs.
Don’t hesitate to ask Dr. Zevon any questions you may have during the initial consultation- including your concerns about the recommended treatment or the costs involved. Treatment of gynecomastia may be covered by medical insurance, but policies vary greatly. Check your policy or call your carrier to be sure. If you are covered, make certain you get written pre-authorization for the treatment recommended by Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Zevon.