Liposuction for man boobs (or gynaecomastia, which is the medical term) is the mainstay of treatment.
However, it is often not enough to perform liposuction on its own.
Man Boobs are caused by an excess of breast tissue in a male, and males have breast tissue as well as females.
Breast tissue is made up of a combination of fatty tissue and glandular tissue and patients with man boobs often have dense glandular tissue behind the nipple.
Liposuction is very good at removing the fatty tissue and contouring the chest, but it cannot remove the dense glandular tissue.
Liposuction is good, but it may not be enough
If there is glandular tissue beneath the nipple and you just have liposuction, this dense tissue is left behind and you might still have a hard lump leaving the nipple looking puffy.
No one wants a scar, but we can hide them pretty well
This is why liposuction often needs to be combined with excision using a U-shaped excision at the lower border of the areola which can be difficult to see when it is healed as shown below:
It is often by combing liposuction with excision, the dense glandular tissue can be removed and the whole chest can be contoured to give a balanced and athletic look to the male chest whilst hiding the scars, so that once they have faded they are difficult to see.
A combination of liposuction and excision allows us to directly address both the fatty tissue and the glandular tissue and effectively remove the excess breast tissue.
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