Located in Raleigh, North Carolina serving patients in Raleigh, Cary and Durham
So let me preface by I hate yelp. As someone who has worked in the service industry all throughout school I can say that this platform gets abused by customers that assume an illusory divine manifestation of themselves, and yet here I am, the pot calling the kettle black. I digress, with as much as I hate yelp I got it just to review Blue Water Spa and Dr. Michael Law because of how tremendous everything happened and is continuing to happen as I am one week post-op.
So here’s the short version. Michael Law and the Blue Water Spa staff are phenomenal, empathetic, and just all around tremendous. I had bi-lateral gynecomastia surgery and every step of the process is clearly laid out, conducted professionally and excellently, and I couldn’t be happier as I just got my bandages off today and have literally been periodically going to the bathroom, removing the compression garment just so I can stare at my chest. I CAN’T WAIT until summer and if you care to know why or are a man considering this procedure for yourself and are reading this, then this may help you out. Also, before I start, the whole staff is incredible, but I had the privilege of interacting mostly with Tracy, Angela, Debbie, and of course Michael Law and can say that is a plastic surgery dream team right there. You all are unbelievably tremendous as well as I would like to thank the entire surgical team. I can only remember specifically Jacqueline and I believe then Melissa was the one who helped me at the end but as the anesthesia was still wearing off I can’t be certain. As well thank you Dr. Gordon (I believe) for being an amazing anesthesiologist (I know she’s from a third party but just to show appreciation). Nevertheless, from those aforementioned to everyone in between that makes the whole system run, I thank you and can’t express my gratitude enough. So here’s my story for those who may benefit…
I went in for bi-lateral gynecomastia surgery removal. This is a problem that has plagued me since I was 12 and I had tried everything under the sun to rid myself of it’s burden, all in futility. For 10 year’s I hid myself from the world and lived a life shut out from the rest of the world as I was unable to enjoy summers, beaches, pools, etc. I had an absolutely prepossessing girlfriend at the time (now ex) who lived down in Florida and when I visited her, I couldn’t enjoy the beaches the way I should, I was to busy spent finding way’s to hide my condition and this trend continued into the next relationship and it just killed me inside, so I decided to take action.
I began looking around at different plastic surgeons before stumbling upon Dr. Law and the Blue Water Spa staff. Let me also note, my condition in a bit more detail. Due to my (I like to think) fit/athletic appearance, my condition was not apparent in colder conditions because of it’s strictly glandular nature. What I am getting at is that when it is cold my areola’s appeared normal looking, however, who goes to the beach when it’s cold, or soaks up the sun in the snow, or wait’s until winter to swim in the beach or pool. So why am I saying this?
As I visited different plastic surgeons, they would ask me to take off my shirt and due to the nature of my condition and the cool rooms typically found at doctor’s offices, my chest would appear normal. I needed time to let my chest acclimate to the temperature but different surgeons either made me feel misunderstood, rushed, or one surgeon actually told me I wasn’t worth his time and I frantically tried to explain it to him that it is temperature sensitive, to which he proceeded ignore and showed me his surgical portfolio of cases (much more severe than mine) and explained to me how his time is better spent on cases such as these I continued to look around, found some promising, but nothing like what I felt when I met Dr. Law and the Blue Water Spa staff. After my first consultation I knew this was the place and Dr. Law was the man for the job.
He took the time to sit with me, talk about it, and most importantly let my chest acclimate to the temperature before even discussing surgery. This really put me at ease because I knew he was able to see what I was talking about and therefore know what I wanted done. He then proceeded to go above expectations and diagram what the surgery would look like, made some drawing’s on my chest of what would be cut and where and answered any question’s I had before I ever asked them because of just how thorough he was. The empathy plus his confidence in how to give me the result’s I was looking for and I walked out of there confident he was the one for the job. Fast-forward, and I couldn’t be happier.
Finally after 10 year’s of hiding and retracting from life, I can finally start living.
I would totally recommend him for gynecomastia surgery.
Just did my surgery, he is excellent! I would totally recommend him for gynecomastia surgery. I feel he is worth every penny and does a great job, with tons of post op care. Most docs will get your money,do the surgery and never follow.up with you. If you live in the Southeast he is a must go to.
Amazing Experience/Personal Narrative
There’s a lot of good I can say but for the sake of whoever is reading this and for my thumbs, I’ll keep it as short as possible. I have been wanting bi-lateral gynecomastia for the longest time. It began when I was 12 and started puberty. My case has always been strictly glandular as my body composition has remain fairly lean over the years, but nevertheless, around 12 years old the glands just flared up, what seemed like overnight. I can still remember the pain I felt when I first noticed them. They then subsided but never fully went away or “out of view”.
So for years I struggled with severe image issues and tried everything under the sun to get rid of them to no avail. I had enough after my first few months of dealing with them but after 10 years I couldn’t live with it anymore. I looked at several other surgeons and visited them. Some nice, others not so, but all and all the trending theme was I felt “rushed”.
Due to the nature of my condition it was really only visible in warmer conditions or if my areola’s had time, and could adjust/relax, to the temperature of the room. Most surgical rooms are a bit on the cooler side and therefore I needed a minute to let them adjust. Some surgeons either didn’t care to see fully or looked while they were cold and said they knew what I wanted. One even said I wasn’t worth his time because he couldn’t see what was wrong despite me trying to explain to him I needed a minute to acclimate.
Regardless, what impressed me right away about Dr. Law was he waited in the room with me until the areola’s had adjusted and then not did he look at the condition, but he felt around, started drawing diagrams on my chest and explained everything A-Z to me without me even having to ask and when asked if I had any further questions, I was partially speechless but happily said “Not at all!”.
I knew right then this was the man for the job. After talking to some more of the phenomenal staff at BWS, I told them I’d sleep on it over the weekend, and confirmed my appointment that next Monday. Fast forward, I underwent my surgery on February 4th, had my bandages removed a short time after, and was blow away by the results. It’s been about 5 months now and I’m still getting used to having a flat chest which isn’t easy, as having 10 years of constant anxiety over them doesn’t just go away overnight, but nevertheless, Dr. Law has freed me of something that has bothered me for a decade now and I couldn’t be happier. I just am still getting used to the “new nips”.
Dr. Law and Staff Are Wonderful!
I went to Dr. Law’s office for gynecomastia surgery and overall it was a wonderful experience. They make you feel comfortable and at ease while answering any questions and concerns you have. The staff is really knowledgeable and check in on you throughout the whole process. I am highly satisfied with the results and would definitely recommend Dr. Law.
I went in for gynecomastia and the entire experience was outstanding. Dr. Law has an exceptionally high standard and after a few months my results showed I chose the right surgeon. Additionally, the nurses and anesthesiologist were all exceptionally talented. All around great experience and recommend Dr. Law and his staff to anyone.
A+ Dr. Law and staff exceeded expectations
I cannot say enough about the positive experience I had before, during and after my surgery with Dr Law and his staff. 6 months post-op having had gyneclomastia surgery, full trunk liposuction as well as liposuction of the flanks, the results outweigh my expectations. I took Dr Laws advice and have kept to a clean diet and regular exercise. Pre-op I was a 39 waist and this past weekend I purchased size 36 jeans.
Male Gynecomastia Patient!
Where to begin… Dr. Law himself and his entire practice are an incredible bunch of individuals. The procedure was quick, simple and nearly painless! The procedure went so well a few family members decided to get procedures done themselves at Dr. Laws practice. I would recommend Dr. Law and his entire staff to anyone!
I recently had Gynecomastia Surgery performed by Dr. Law and his team. The results were AMAZING! He total transformed my body and the results were life changing. He is an artist when it comes to using your body to help create the perfect look you’re looking for. If you are thinking about having this procedure done, save yourself time and go to see him first. He is extremely skilled at his craft. Thanks also the staff as well, very professional and dedicated bunch! 6 STARS WORTHY!
We trusted Dr. Law to do our son’s surgery, and we are we thrilled with the results. Also, Dr. Law understood our family’s fears and anxiety and treated us with kindness and respect. Our son feels so much better about himself, and we have so much faith in Dr. Law as a surgeon. Thank you, Dr. Law!