The Two Procedures for Gynecomastia

Obesity, excessive estrogen component in hormones and use of certain drugs or narcotics can cause the development of prominent male breasts – the condition termed gynecomastia in medical encyclopedia. The good news is that plastic surgery has an effective treatment for this problem that tends to embarrass impacted men. Using appropriate plastic or cosmetic surgery procedures, surgeons can give a manly look to male chest.

Dr. George Pope of Orlando Plastic Surgery Center is a well known plastic and revisionist surgeon. Certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery, Dr. Pope is also a member of The American Society of Plastic Surgeons and The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. He has an experience of over 20 years in the field and has performed several gynecomastia surgeries giving delightful results to his male patients.

Typically gynecomastia is treated by two procedures:

Excision of male breast tissue

For this, an incision is made along the inferior areola border and is taken down to the breast tissue. The tissue can then be separated from the overlying skin and underlying pectoralis muscle fascia. Once it is totally free from the surrounding tissue, it can be removed from the wound. Hemostasis is then obtained and a drain is put on the bruised part to prevent the collection of fluid. Once the breast tissue is resected it does not return and the skin re-contours to the chest wall without leaving any evidence that the problem ever existed.

Use of liposuction procedures

Gynecomastia may be due to true breast development in men or more commonly it may be the accumulation of fat over chest simulating male breast development. Gynecomastia may be due to true breast development in men or more commonly it may be the accumulation of fat over chest simulating male breast development. In such cases liposuction is the most effective way to eliminate this unwanted accumulation of fat and underlying male breast tissue. Microcannulas are used for suction of fat to avoid any visible scars on the chest. A more masculine contour is restored for the chest once the excessive fat is removed.

If you know someone who wants effective treatment for gynecomastia, get an appointment with Dr. George Pope at Orlando Plastic Surgery for a candid consultation. Call us today or leave us a comment below.

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