Dr. Mordcai Blau: Year in review

As 2012 comes to a close, we’d like to evaluate the journey our practice has gone through in the past year and highlight some of our accomplishments.

The practice recently submitted statistics to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons on the number of surgeries done over the past year. In 2012, Dr. Blau performed 317 gynecomastia, or male breast reduction surgeries, which was over 95% of the total procedures performed at his practice. Considering that on average, each plastic surgeon only performs 2-3 surgeries of this nature a year, it is quite impressive. Only a handful of other surgeons worldwide perform more than 100 male breast reduction surgeries each year. Of these surgeries about 100 were performed from patients residing outside of the country. Dr. Mordcai Blau and his staff make concerted effort to cater to international patients by providing extensive information on staying in the White Plains area and by providing individualized instructional packets designed for each patient based on his individual needs far in advance of the surgery to ensure each patient is prepared. His staff was more than happy to do this for all 317 gynecomastia patients, regardless of whether they came from out of state, out of the country, or right in town.

                Since Dr. Mordcai Blau is an expert who specializes in gynecomastia surgery, he often gets many patients who require revisions from previous gynecomastia surgeries. In 2012, 100 of Dr. Blau’s surgeries were revisions. Throughout the year, Dr. Blau has found that patients have generally been satisfied and that none of his gynecomastia patients experienced a recurrence. He has found that his signature technique, the Natural Blend technique, which requires careful consideration of the contours of each individual patient’s body prior to surgery, contributes to the success of his surgeries. As an artist who has had his work showcased in several exhibitions throughout the U.S. and Europe, the Natural Blend technique combines Dr. Blau’s skills as an artist and a surgeon and helps him to map out his surgical plan to create a natural-looking contour in which the skin drapes naturally over the chest. Dr. Blau finds that this technique works especially well for bodybuilders, who represent a large portion of his gynecomastia patients. The fact that such a large percentage of his practice is comprised of bodybuilders serves as a testament to Dr. Blau and his surgical techniques as this group holds a much higher standard for physical appearance than the average patient. In an effort to further improve upon aesthetics, Dr. Mordcai Blau followed cues from his patients’ wishes and has also developed nipple reduction surgery in order create an appearance of the chest which is more typical. To see the results of his work, browse through his collection of 2,500 before and after photos.

Among his other accomplishments in 2012, Dr. Blau was featured on The Learning Channel (TLC). In the segment, the film crew followed the journey of one of his patient’s Cristian, from his early struggles with gynecomastia to his results from his gynecomastia surgery. This segment helps shed light on the problems commonly faced by those with gynecomastia.

Also in 2012, Dr. Mordcai Blau has started working on compiling his surgical knowledge of gynecomastia into a book. He hopes that this compilation of experience working on patients with gynecomastia will help inform the public and other plastic surgeons about best techniques and practices for male breast reduction surgery. He hopes to incorporate successes from 2013 into his book.

About the author

Dr. Mordcai Blau is specialist in gynecomastia surgery and performs almost 300 gynecomastia surgeries each year. He has been published by the American Society for Plastic Surgeons as a gynecomastia surgeon. He has also been featured on The Learning Channel (TLC) as a male breast reduction surgeon. He is a surgeon's surgeon and has operated on and is highly recommended by other physicians-including plastic surgeons. Dr. Mordcai Blau is passionate about sharing his knowledge of expertise of gynecomastia and male breast reduciton surgery.

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