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Aesthetic Plast Surg. 2009 Jul;33(4):549-54. doi: 10.1007/s00266-008-9285-9. Epub 2009 Feb 10.

Eccentric mastectomy and zigzag periareolar incision for gynecomastia.

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Department of Plastic Surgery, Mackay Memorial Hospital, 92, Sec.2, Chung-Shan N. Rd., Taipei, Taiwan. lawrencetu@yahoo.com

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Gynecomastia is enlargement of the male breast caused by gland proliferation. Surgery is performed for symptom relief or for cosmetic reasons. The authors used a modified operative procedure, then evaluated the results and safety.

METHODS:

Between 2001 and 2005, 22 men (median age, 26 years; range, 13-63 years) with gynecomastia underwent surgery. The operative procedure included a zigzag periareolar skin incision, eccentric subcutaneous mastectomy, and liposuction, with postoperative compression.

RESULTS:

All the patients were satisfied with the results of the surgery, which produced a chest contour resembling a normal male chest rather than simply a smaller breast. The only complication was a hematoma. One patient was found to have breast cancer.

CONCLUSIONS:

The normal male chest contour can be restored by the described method of eccentric subcutaneous mastectomy.

PMID:
19205793
DOI:
10.1007/s00266-008-9285-9
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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