I have loose skin after weight loss. It cause me to have droopy breasts. What procedure would you recommend? (photos)
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What is the best gynecomastia procedure for droppy skin?
Thanks for your question.The treatment of gynecomastia can start with liposuction of the chest and can work up to full surgical excision of the breast gland (if necessary). Typical surgery times range from 1-2 hours. I find that liposuction accompanied by a small surgical excision of tissue under the nipple is usually sufficient for 75% of my gynecomastia patients. I tend to use UAL (ultrasonic liposuction) because it helps to tighten the skin. In your case, I do worry that that would not be sufficient. A complete peri-areolar approach with peri-areolar mastopexy (skin tightening) is probably necessary in your case to prevent sagging of the breast tissue after the excision of the fat and gland. You do have hair on your chest which will help hide the scars somewhat. I hope this helps.
Daniel Medalie, MD
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I recommend UL liposuction on both breast, this technique melts the fat cells before being removed and tighten your skin about 30%, leaving less skin laxity.
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Circum-areolar skin excision is likely needed
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