What can I do to fix my crater deformity for good?
Is it possible to fix a crater deformity after gynecomastia by going to the gym? If it is, what types of exercises should I do? Should I do like a bench press type workout? I am not very familiar with the gym so I might get a personal trainer. Does anyone have any recommendations on how to go about finding and gym?
A crater deformity is usually due to over-removal of tissue just under the nipples during gynecomastia surgery. No amount of exercise will fix it -- the crater needs to be filled in. There are two options possible: fat grafting and fat flaps.
After performing hundreds of gynecomastia revision operations, it is my opinion that fat flaps offer an immediate and permanent repair for a crater deformity.
You can read more about gynecomastia revision surgery on my website: https://www.gynecomastianewyork.com/about-the-surgery.asp# and you can also see some before and after photos of successful revisions in the photo gallery.
Elliot W. Jacobs, MD, FACS
New York City
Dr. Elliot Jacobs has 3 Gynecomastia reduction before & afters: