Can traditional Gynecomastia Be solved with Liposuction?
Is it possible for liposuction to help with gynecomastia? It’s interesting to look at all the types of procedures available to remove fat. Which is what I understand to be the cause for gynecomastia. So, should I focus on the specific surgery for gynecomastia or are there different options out there?
If you have excess tissue on your chest, it should be considered to be gynecomastia. Gynecomastia is ALWAYS a combination of fat AND breast tissue, in varying ratios. Losing weight will shrink your breasts somewhat -- but only the fat portion will shrink -- the breast tissue will remain.
Liposuction is an integral part of appropriate gynecomastia surgery -- but excision of gland under the nipple is very often needed. If you find a surgeon who only want to liposuction, be aware that you may end up with only a partially successful operation.
Gynecomastia surgery is best performed by plastic surgeons, particularly those who have a specific interest and expertise in the procedure. You can find an abundance of information on my website: www.gynecomastianewyork.com and also on the world's largest website devoted to gynecomastia, www.gynecomastia.org.
Hope this has helped.
Elliot W.Jacobs, MD,FACS
New York City
Elliot Jacobs has 3 Gynecomastia reduction before & afters:
While liposuction can help with the general appearance of large male breasts, true gynecomastia will need to be treated by direct excision of the glandular breast tissue. You should go to have an evaluation with a plastic surgeon to determine if you have real gynecomastia (breast tissue) or if is mostly fatty tissue that can be treated with liposuction. Best of luck!
Dr. Jonathan Heistein has 2 Gynecomastia Reduction before & afters:
I'm not aware of "traditional" gynecomastia, but the fatty tissue can surely be treated with liposuction, and the central part behind the areola that has the firm part of the breast tissue often requires removal by means other than liposuction. We do have minimally invasive techniques to remove the firm gland tissue with tiny incisions.