How obvious are the scars after gynecomastia surgery?

Are the scars after gynecomastia surgery very visible? I do not want to be stuck with scars, which will constantly remind me and everyone else of my past condition. How should I set my expectations so that I understand what my potential after look is?


M, 43, South Dakota

Actually, the scars for mild to moderate cases of gynecomastia can be very small and inconspicuous.  Talk with your surgeon to see if you are a candidate for this type of approach and outcome.  Best of luck!

Thank you for the question and scars from gynecomastia surgery are barely visible.  So go on some complimentary consultations with experts and look at photos of similar patients and become fully informed about the desired procedure 

Dr Corbin

There is no way to perform any surgery without making an incision, which will always end up with a scar.  The challenge is to get the best surgical results with the least visible or conspicuous scars.

Having performed thousands of gynecomastia operations, my technique has been refined to provide the most minimal scars possible.  For the vast majority of cases, liposuction is performed via a tiny incision on the side of the chest near the armpit.  In about six months, that incision will be a small blemish. In some cases, this may be the only incision needed to do the surgery.  At other times, there is some residual firm breast tissue under the areola (after the liposuction has been performed).  Then, a small incision is made at the lower edge of the areola.  This scar tends to heal exceedingly well-- and the scar is barely visible within 3-6 months.

If you wish to see typical scars,check this out:

Elliot W.Jacobs,MD, FACS

New York City

Practice sub-specialty in gynecomastia surgery


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