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Selecting the right anesthesia for gynecomastia surgery is a crucial decision that can significantly impact the overall surgical experience. In this blog, we'll explore three primary anesthesia options – Local Anesthesia, Local Anesthesia with Sedation, and General Anesthesia – providing key insights to help individuals make informed decisions tailored to their needs. At Toronto Gynecomastia Center, we let the patient choose which anesthetic they desire after consulting with our anesthesiologist. Regardless of if it is...

By far, the vast majortiy of patients we see present with idiopathic, pubertal gynecomastia. In non medical terms, this means that secondary to normal hormonal changes during puberty,  some patients can develop more glandular tissues than others. The primary culprit behind pubertal gynecomastia is an imbalance between estrogen and testosterone levels. Yes, even males have estrogen. While most cases may have normal estrogen and testosterone levels, the slightly different ratios of each relative to the other...

Gynecomastia surgery is often a transformative experience for those seeking to address the physical and emotional challenges associated with the condition. However, in some cases, individuals may encounter complications, with one of the most dreaded being the development of craters or depressions post-surgery. In this blog, we'll explore the intricacies of crater complications and delve into two promising treatment options: massage and fat grafting. Craters, in the context of gynecomastia surgery, refer to depressions or irregularities...

A critical factor that can significantly impact the longterm success of gynecomastia surgery is the patient's weight before the procedure. In this article, we will explore why patients should undergo gynecomastia surgery at their stable, long-term weight, emphasizing the risks of "leaning out" before surgery and the adverse effects of crash diets on wound healing. To understand the reasons why, it is first important to review the anatomy of the chest. The male chest is comprised...

For individuals seeking surgical intervention to address gynecomastia, understanding the nuances of the procedures is essential. Contrary to common misconceptions, 100% removal of the gland tissue in gynecomastia surgery is impossible. Regardless of technique or surgeon, complete gland removal always results in a very small amount of tissue left behind. In this comprehensive guide, we will explore the realities of gland removal, delve into the open and pull-through techniques, and debunk the myth that leaving...

Selecting the best gynecomastia surgeon is a critical step on your journey to regaining confidence and achieving the desired results. The term "best surgeon" encompasses not only a skilled medical professional but also someone who understands your unique needs, has a proven track record, and creates a comfortable patient experience. As such the best surgeon will vary from patient to patient. In this comprehensive guide, we'll explore the key considerations that will help you identify...

Gynecomastia, a condition characterized by the enlargement of male breast tissue, can have a significant impact on a person's self-confidence and quality of life. For those considering surgical intervention to address gynecomastia, understanding the cost associated with the procedure is an essential aspect of the decision-making process. In Canada, gynecomastia surgery costs can vary based on factors such as the type of procedure, the surgeon's expertise, and additional considerations. In this article, we'll delve into...