• Our Testimonials

    Learn more about Dr. Bermudez and the services offered at our practice by reading through testimonials written by current and former patients.

    Read More
  • Meet The Doctor

    Kenneth Bermudez, MD, is a board-certified plastic surgeon with more than 20 years of experience. He is committed to helping his San Francisco cosmetic and reconstructive surgery patients achieve — and often exceed — their cosmetic goals.

    Read More
  • Awards & Recognition

    Dr. Bermudez has been honored numerous times for his surgical excellence. Most recently, he was selected as the Best San Francisco Plastic Surgeon by Marin Magazine for 2013.

    Read More
  • Photo Gallery

    To get a clearer idea of the high-quality work Dr. Bermudez performs, please browse through our before-and-after plastic surgery photo gallery.

    Read More

Monthly Archives: April 2013

Gynecomastia in adolescent boys affects self-esteem.

A study that was published in April of this year in the Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, showed that he even mild gynecomastia (male breast tissue) can have negative effects on mental and emotional health in teenage boys. In the study, 47 teenage boys who are being evaluated for gynecomastia took a series of psychological questionnaires. The results were compared to a group of boys without gynecomastia. The boys with gynecomastia had lower test scores on quality of life, indicating problems in several areas. He also had lower scores in general health, social functioning and mental health even when adjusted for weight and obesity (BMI). Lower scores in areas of self-esteem and quality of life appear to be related to gynecomastia directly, rather than obesity. These teenage boys also scored higher on a test of attitudes towards food and eating. There was no difference in the rate of eating disorders between groups. Treatment for gynecomastia typically involves male breast reduction surgery. If your teenage boy is suffering from enlarged male breasts, please contact Dr. Bermudez for gynecomastia surgery in San Francisco today for an evaluation. I hope this helps.

Successful plastic surgery after massive weight loss.

There are many factors that lead to a successful outcome in patients who undergo post-bariatric plastic surgery. Patient expectations, overall health, quality and location of the excess skin, gender, amount of weight loss, etc... If I had to pick one thing that would predict your outcome without examining you...BMI or body mass index. See link below to check yours out. Your BMI prior to the procedures can give you a rough idea if you are a good candidate for surgery as well as your outcome. In general, BMI >35 , in my opinion, should avoid body contouring surgery until they have reduced that number. BMI 30-35, can proceed with surgery, but will not have a fantastic result and may require additional procedures, at additional cost. Liposuction will not reduce the amount of excess skin and has to be used cautiously in the chest and abdomen. This is where a reduction in your BMI might be more beneficial. You can't "debulk" the entire trunk with liposuction. I use it sparingly in the trunk (chest and abdomen) and more frequently in the extremities (arms and legs) as a debulking procedure. http://nhlbisupport.com/bmi/ .