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Aesthetic Plast Surg. 2011 Aug;35(4):439-45. doi: 10.1007/s00266-010-9618-3. Epub 2010 Nov 12.

Surgical correction of gynecomastia in thin patients.

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Department of Dermatology and Plastic Reconstructive Surgery, University of Rome, Sapienza, Policlinico Umberto I, Viale del Policlinico, 155, 00161 Rome, Italy.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Gynecomastia refers to a benign enlargement of the male breast. This article describes the authors' method of using power-assisted liposuction and gland removal through a subareolar incision for thin patients.

METHODS:

Power-assisted liposuction is performed for removal of fatty breast tissue in the chest area to allow skin retraction. The subareolar incision is used to remove glandular tissue from a male subject considered to be within a normal weight range but who has bilateral grade 1 or 2 gynecomastia.

RESULTS:

Gynecomastia correction was successfully performed for all the patients. The average volume of aspirated fat breast was 100-200 ml on each side. Each breast had 5-80 g of breast tissue removed. At the 3-month, 6-month, and 1-year follow-up assessments, all the treated patients were satisfied with their aesthetic results.

CONCLUSIONS:

Liposuction has the advantages of reducing the fat tissue where necessary to allow skin retraction and of reducing the traces left by surgery. The combination of surgical excision and power-assisted lipoplasty also is a valid choice for the treatment of thin patients.

PMID:
21072515
DOI:
10.1007/s00266-010-9618-3
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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