Are there any surgeries for male breast reduction that minimize the risk of loss of nipple sensation? (photos)
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Gynecomastectomy with nipple sensation changes
Thanks for your question and photo. Any surgery that you have on your breast may comprise your nipple sensation. The one surgery that may still preserve nipple sensation is liposuction. the removal of the breast tissue will remove all nipple sensation. it may return but only feel like normal skin rather than regular nipple sensation. There area always trade offs to improving shape and contour for scar/sensation changes. Consult with a board certified plastic surgeon. Good Luck!
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Carlos Mata MD, MBA, FACS
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Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
Gynecomastia surgery and loss of sensation
Chest Contouring After Weight Loss
Thanks for the post and photo. Congratulations on your weight loss. Based on the photo it appears that you have asymmetry with one side being larger with more skin than the other. The question you have to answer for yourself is what is the goal for your surgery.
If it is the best contour possible then you will almost definitely need skin excision on the larger, droopier side. This will also involve moving the areola higher as well as reducing the size. This will lead to a higher chance of nipple sensation changes, especially if a free nipple/areolar graft is used.
If your main priority is preservation of the nipple sensation then liposuction with/without excision will be the best technique. However, based on the photo you will be almost certain to have loose skin in the lower aspect of the larger breast.
There is no easy decision. I do recommend that you see a plastic surgeon who specializes in this type of gynecomastia procedure.
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Please make an in-person consultation with a ABPS board certified PS to evaluate you and discuss your options.
Hope that helps and best wishes!
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Are there any surgeries for male breast reduction that minimize the risk of loss of nipple sensation?
Ultimately, when it comes to scarring on your chest wall, you may need to decide whether you will you would be willing to trade a better contour of the chest for resulting scars. If you choose a "minimal scarring" procedure, do not be surprised if you are left with loose/irregular skin.
My best suggestion: seek consultation with board-certified plastic surgeons who can demonstrate significant experience achieving the types of outcomes you will be pleased with. Then learn about the pros/cons/risks/complications associated with each option discussed.
I hope this, and the attached link, helps. Best wishes.
About Male Breast Reduction Surgery
All surgical procedures carry some degree of #risk. Always discuss your issues and concerns with the Plastic Surgeon during and following your consultation. Information that you read online may not apply to your personal situation.
It is imperative you select a plastic surgeon who is #board-certified and has a great deal of experience with male breast #reduction. Plastic surgeons who have specialized in breast surgery and cosmetic surgery are suitable to perform your procedure. Aside from checking board-certification, it is suggested that you look at before and after photos of the surgeons actual patients, and read patient reviews. Gathering all of this information will help you make a well-informed decision.
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