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Gynecomastia Reduction (male breast reduction)

January 31, 2019

 

COOL CASE OF THE WEEK

GYNECOMASTIA REDUCTION BEFORE AND AFTER

This pleasant 30 year old man came to see Dr. Medalie at his Beachwood, Ohio office to discuss gynecomastia reduction. He had evidence of breast tissue on his chest since adolescence and even with losing weight had not noticed a big difference. After careful consultation he decided to undergo a male breast reduction surgery (gynecomastia procedure) as an outpatient at the Brainard Surgery center where Dr. Medalie performs most of his operations. The surgery lasted around 1.5 hours and was an outpatient procedure. It involved a combination of liposuction and direct excision of the sub-areolar glandular tissue. The patient is now shown 6 months after his gynecomastia surgery and has an excellent post-operative contour. He is very pleased with his result. Plastic surgery results can vary. Below is information from the American Society of Plastic Surgery concerning gynecomastia and male breast reduction surgery. For more information please visit Dr. Medalie's main photo gallery.

What Is Gynecomastia Surgery?

Gynecomastia surgery reduces breast size in men, flattening and enhancing the chest contours.

In severe cases of gynecomastia, the weight of excess breast tissue may cause the breasts to sag and stretch the areola (the dark skin surrounding the nipple). In these cases the position and size of the areola can be surgically improved and excess skin may be reduced.

Plastic surgery to correct gynecomastia is technically called reduction mammaplasty.

What Is Gynecomastia?

Gynecomastia is a condition of overdeveloped or enlarged breasts in men that can occur at any age. The condition can be the result of hormonal changes, heredity, obesity or the use of certain drugs.

Gynecomastia can cause emotional discomfort and impair your self-confidence. Some men may even avoid certain physical activities and intimacy simply to hide their condition.

Gynecomastia is characterized by:

  • Excess localized fat
  • Excess glandular tissue development
  • Sometimes excess breast skin
  • Presence unilaterally (one breast) or bilaterally (both breasts)

    What Are The Steps Of A Gynecomastia Procedure?

    A gynecomastia procedure includes the following steps:

    Anesthesia

    Medications are administered for your comfort during the surgical procedures. The options include intravenous sedation and general anesthesia. Your doctor will recommend the best option for you.

    Liposuction Technique

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    In cases where gynecomastia is primarily the result of excess fatty tissue, liposuction techniques alone may be used. This requires insertion of a cannula, a thin hollow tube, through several small incisions.

    The cannula is moved back and forth in a controlled motion to loosen the excess fat, which is then removed from the body by vacuum suction.

    There are various liposuction techniques that may be used; the technique most appropriate in your case will be defined prior to your procedure.

    Excision Technique

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    Excision techniques are recommended where glandular breast tissue or excess skin must be removed to correct gynecomastia. Excision also is necessary if the areola will be reduced or the nipple will be repositioned to a more natural male contour. Incision patterns vary depending on the specific conditions and surgical preference.

    Combination Of Liposuction & Excision Techniques

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    Sometimes gynecomastia is treated with both liposuction and excision.

 


Cleveland Plastic Surgery Case of the Week- Gynecomastia (male breast reduction)

November 20, 2012

This male patient  suffered from right unilateral gynecomastia. He came to Dr. Medalie of Cleveland Plastic  Surgery at his Cleveland downtown office requesting right sided reduction of his breast tissue. He underwent liposuction and a small sub-areolar resection of excess glandular tissue as an outpatient at the Metro West 150th street surgery center just south of Cleveland, Ohio. He is shown three months post-op and is very pleased with his new chest contour.

Gynecomastia reduction before

Gynecomastia reduction after


Gynecomastia Reduction-Cleveland Plastic Surgery Case of the Week

April 11, 2012

This patient from Columbus, Ohio came to see Dr. Medalie at his Cleveland, Ohio office in regards to gynecomastia surgery (male breast reduction). He elected to undergoe ultrasonic liposuction in adddition to a small peri-areolar incision to remove sub-areolar glandular tissue during his chest reduction surgery. He is shown 6 months after the procedure with a much improved contour. His chest is smaller, and the nipples no longer sag or protrude in tighter fitting clothes. He is very pleased with the result.

      


Gynecomastia reduction (Male Breast reduction)-Cleveland Plastic Surgery Case of the Week

October 26, 2011

This patient from Cleveland, Ohio came to see Dr. Medalie in regards to male breast enlargement (Gynecomastia). He had a combination of excess fatty and glandular tissue and wanted a surgical procedure to have it reduced. Dr. Medalie performed the male breast reduction as an outpatient at his Cleveland East side surgery center. The procedure involved a combination of ultrasonic liposuction and sub-areolar resection of breast gland through a peri-areolar incision. The patient is shown three months later and is very happy with his flatter contour.

Male Breast Reduction Before                              Male Breast Reduction After