I had my tummy tuck fleur de lis eight months ago after losing 150 lbs of my weight. . My upper abdominal area is flabby. I am going to have Gynecomastia and fix that bulge. I posted earlier in regard to that, but i have started to work out and lift weights like crazy and I've noticed that i have a bigger chest the skin is driving me crazy. My question is that i don't need more incision. Do you think smart lipo or technique will help resolve my problem with no Gynecomastia? how much to fix that?
Gynecomastia Surgery? (photo)
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Smart lipo will not solve your gynecomastia problem.
your problem will be best corrected by a Gynecomastia surgeon with experience.Smart lipo will not correct it.
Gynecomastia and smart lipo
It looks like from your photos that you have a lot of loose skin. Smartlipo will not make this skin tighter. It looks like you may need some type of skin excision procedure. Good luck.
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Gyecomasia with loose skin
Slim lipo laser lipoplasty does produce some tightening in this area, but not enough to be a complete solution. You are trying to minimize scars, which makes sense. A strategy that combines a periareolar tightening of skin with slim lipo or smart lipo plus direct excision of firm breast tissue could work well, but might require 2 stages to maintain a safe blood supply to the areola. It all comes down to the physical exam. I hope this information is helpful.
Liposuction of any type will not correct excess skin of the breast
You have grade III gynecomastia that involves excess skin, fat and breast tissue. No form of liposuction will correct your excess skin problem. An evaluation by a plastic surgeon experienced with gynecomastia surgery as well as massive weight loss patients is necessary. Unfortunately there is no form of non-ablative laser that will correct your skin excess problem.
Loose skin requires excision
Non-invasive and minimally invasive methods of skin tightening, like thermage and Smartlipo, aren't effective enough to eliminate your loose skin. Cutting out the skin is very effective but leaves a scar. You should have a consult with a doctor that can do both who can help you plan a balance between effectiveness and scarring. A combination approach may be useful.
Gynecomastia and massive weight loss
Unfortunately your problem is really a combination of too much skin and poor/reduced skin elasticity. There is no device on the market (SmartLipo, Thermage, Accent, etc) that can fix your problem so save your money. Good luck!
Gynecomastia and excess skin after Weight loss
You have gynecomastia and extensive excess skin due to the large weight loss. Gynecomastia surgery alone will not provide a solution for your problem. You will require skin excisions after the gynecomastia surgery. Basically the issue with your excess skin is a balancing of the increased scaring from the skin excision incisions with the improvement from the removal of the skin.