I am getting gynecomastia surgery. Which is better for a thinly built person? Removing fat by manually cutting it out versus liposuction. The extra breast tissue is going to be removed for sure. I've read that surgeons have different techniques.
Which Gynecomastia Technique for a Thin Male?
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Thin people and real gynecomastia
Usually thin people who suffer from real gynecomastia will need excision of the gland rather then liposuction of fatty tissue that they may not have.
Technique for gynecomastia
The type of technique utilized depends on the specifics of the patient. There are two types of tissue in male breasts, fat ( adipose) and breast gland ( glandular). The type of treatment is dependent on each persons presentation. Thin patients typically have minimal fat and require a direct excision of the glandular tissue to achieve maximal benefit from surgery.
True gynecomastia is the development of fibrous tissue in a male. This may or not be amenable to removal with ultrasonically assisted liposuction, depending on amount and firmness. Most gynecomastia is really nothing more than excess fatty tissues, and this is much more readily treated with liposuction. For large amounts of tissue, especially if there is a significant amount of excess skin, formal surgical removal is required.
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Gynecomastia in thin men is often breast gland with little fat.
I always try to do a little liposuction. There is no down side, But it sounds like what you need is cutting out the breast tissue right under the nipples. This is done though a small scar in the nipples, which does not show.
Gynecomastia Treated With Excision & Liposuction
True gynecomastia is most typically treated with both excision and liposuction. Occasionally excess fat without glandular tissue can be treated with liposuction alone and pure glandular gynecomastia in a slim patient can be treated with excision alone. In the majority of patients that I see, however, both suction and excision are used.
Gynecomastia is enlaged breast tissue in the male. It is some times associated with more fat in the breast and the chest.
Breast tissue can not be taken out by liposuction therefore it has to be removed surgically. If there is fat in the breast and the chest then we add liposuction to the fat to reduce the size of the breast evenly.
Gynecomastia for a thin male...
Gynecomastia is a condition seen in many men. There are different techniques that surgeons use to treat this condition. Enlarged male breasts can be reduced by liposuction and/or cutting out excess glandular tissue. Men of any age who are healthy, can be considered good candidates for this procedure. Often liposuction is tried first, but if the breast tissue is not removed well as it sometimes occurs in thin people, then it will have to be excised directly. The best way to really determine which technique would be best for you, is to have a scheduled appointment with a board certified plastic surgeon.
Surgical procedure for treatment of gynecomastia in a thin man
Gland excision and liposuction
If you truly have gynecomastia then you have glandular tissue present. Liposuction no matter what type will not remove this and direct excision is necessary Thirty-five percent of my gynecomastia practice is revision surgery. Liposuction only is the most common reason.
Vaser is invaluable in treating gynecomastia
Vaser assisted liposuction works great for gynecomastia. It removes the fat around the glandular tissue and makes it easier for the surgeon to find and remove the glandular tissue. Vaser works better in the male breast than other types of liposuction because it passes through the fibrous tissue with less trauma and bleeding, especially in thin people.
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