Surgical Management of Gynecomastia: A Review of the Current Insurance Coverage Criteria

Conclusions: Coverage of gynecomastia surgery varies across insurers. Insurance company considerations do not often align with patient concerns and physician recommendations on gynecomastia and its treatment options. Coverage criteria should be reevaluated and universally established, to expand access to care and improve treatment efficiency.
Source: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery - Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Cosmetic: Original Articles Source Type: research

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Numerous advancements have been made in the surgical treatment of gynecomastia. However, one of the greatest challenges faced is the complete excision of the fibrous breast disc. We aim to review and compare the outcomes of the microdebrider excision and liposuction technique (MELT) with other techniques employed at our institution.
Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery - Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
Numerous advancements have been made in the surgical treatment of gynecomastia. However, one of the greatest challenges faced is the complete excision of the fibrous breast disc. We aim to review and compare the outcomes of the microdebrider excision and liposuction technique (MELT) with other techniques employed at our institution.
Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery - Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
Alessandro Innocenti, Dario Melita, Marco InnocentiIndian Journal of Plastic Surgery 2018 51(3):342-343
Source: Indian Journal of Plastic Surgery - Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
AbstractBackgroundThree-dimensional surface imaging (3DSI) has shown promise for plastic surgeons to objectively assess changes in body contour and breast volume.ObjectivesTo assess the surgical outcome after bilateral subcutaneous mastectomy (BSM) and water jet-assisted liposuction (WAL) as treatment for idiopathic gynecomastia, using 3DSI to document changes regarding nipple –areolar complex (NAC) and breast volume.MethodsThirty male patients (Simon II A to B) receiving BSM and WAL were enrolled. Eight subjects received additional mastopexy and NAC reduction. Use of a Vectra 3D Imaging System® before and 6 &nbs...
Source: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery - Category: Cosmetic Surgery Source Type: research
ConclusionThe “double donut” technique is particularly useful for males with grades II or III gynecomastia. It provides good wound results, with acceptable patient satisfaction and cosmetic outcomes. Although initially developed for patients with higher grade gynecomastia, the improved visibility and increased patient satisfaction allowed this to become the preferred technique at our institution.
Source: The American Journal of Surgery - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
Authors: Liu J, Han Y, Cheng K, Wang XH, Guo F, Yang ZL Abstract Gynecomastia is a common benign condition of the male breast, frequently observed in newborns, adolescents and the elderly. Surgical excision remains one of the most effective methods for the management of patients with gynecomastia, particularly those with fibrosis or a course of>1 year. The present study describes two cases of patients with gynecomastia and presents a novel method of treatment, combining endoscopic surgery and liposuction using a TriPort, which may effectively remove breast tissue and shorten hospitalization time compared with a ...
Source: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine - Category: General Medicine Tags: Exp Ther Med Source Type: research
AbstractBackgroundAsymmetric bilateral gynecomastia (ABGM) is uncommon, and reports on its characteristics are rare. In the present study, we investigated the clinical characteristics and surgical treatment of ABGM.MethodsWe conducted a retrospective study of 1159 patients with gynecomastia who underwent subcutaneous mastectomy with liposuction at Damsoyu Hospital from January 2014 to February 2016. We then analyzed differences in the characteristics and operative results between two groups of patients: those with asymmetric and symmetric gynecomastia. Asymmetric gynecomastia was defined as gynecomastia meeting both of the...
Source: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery - Category: Cosmetic Surgery Source Type: research
Gynecomastia can be a significant impediment to quality of life for men who suffer from this affliction. Numerous surgical techniques have been described in the literature ranging from minimally invasive options such as liposuction to incision based reductions. The standard for the general surgeons at our institution has been subcutaneous mastectomy through a circumareolar incision, which often proved inadequate for patients with grade II or III gynecomastia. In November 2013 we adopted a new technique, the “double donut”, that offers the post-operative appearance of a limited incision, with the additional bene...
Source: American Journal of Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
Gynecomastia can be a significant impediment to quality of life for men who suffer from this affliction. Numerous surgical techniques have been described in the literature ranging from minimally invasive options such as liposuction to incision based reductions. The standard for the general surgeons at our institution has been subcutaneous mastectomy through a circumareolar incision, which often proved inadequate for patients with grade II or III gynecomastia. In November 2013 we adopted a new technique, the “double donut”, that offers the post-operative appearance of a limited incision, with the additional bene...
Source: American Journal of Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
ConclusionOur technique presents a lot of advantages, reduced length of stay in the hospital, costs from drain site care and clinic visits, patients ’ discomfort, and antibiotic prescriptions.Level of Evidence VThis journal requires that authors assign a level of evidence to each article. For a full description of these Evidence-Based Medicine ratings, please refer to the Table of Contents or the online Instructions to Authorswww.springer.com/00266.
Source: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery - Category: Cosmetic Surgery Source Type: research
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