Arthroscopy shaver on gynecomastia. Any suggestions?

I have gynecomastia small amount but noticible enought to bot want to take my shirt off. I wold like to know if any surgeon does removing of gynecomastia with cartilage or arthroscopy shavers

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Arthroscopy Shaver Technique

There are better techniques used to surgically address Gynecomastia. There are three types of surgical treatment options available that treat gynecomastia. The doctor will recommend the one that is best suited to each individual case. The excision technique is used on cases of #gynecomastia where excess skin and glandular breast tissue must be removed and the areola or nipple needs reduction and repositioning to create a natural looking appearance. The incision patterns are determined by the specific condition of the patient. The doctor will recommend this procedure which combines the liposuction technique and excision technique to create a natural look. Patients are given specific instructions for the recovery period. 

Men who suffer from large #areolas may notice that after breast surgery, the skin of the chest muscles will tighten, causing the areolas to tighten and diminish in size. This is a result of the removal of glandular and/or adipose tissue.

Lastly, it is crucial 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.

Orange County Plastic Surgeon
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Great question.  Minimally invasive gynecomastia techniques are becoming more and more popular with males as this allows for smaller scars placed away from the chest.  Some surgeons use arthroscopy shavers.  In our practice, we simply use a long grasper to remove the breast tissue under the areola and therefore have found it unnecessary to use a shaver.  The actual device used to remove the breast tissue probably doesn't matter.  As long as you trust your surgeon, and like their before/after results, then you're in good hands.  Best of luck!

Michael A. Epstein, MD, FACS
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
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The scars are significantly more noticeable with the incisions for arthroscopy. Also once the supposedly minimal scars from arthroscopic instrumentation are in place they cannot be removed. 

Jay M. Pensler, MD
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
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That is been our standard technique for about 12 years. It's the only way we perform the surgery at our center. It's highly effective and avoids the scar on the front of the chest.

Sherwood Baxt, MD
Paramus Plastic Surgeon
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