Gynecomastia is a condition of enlarged breasts that affects men of all body types. A fatty, pointy or rounded breast prevents men from having that angular defined, muscular chest they desire. Gynecomastia surgery is one of the most common cosmetic surgeries done for men.
Over the past 20 years or so, gynecomastia has been traditionally treated by liposuction and in most cases, breast gland removal. The fat is suctioned through small hidden incisions, usually along the side of the chest and through the areola, (the brown skin surrounding the nipple). The glandular breast tissue is removed within the areola as well, which hides the scar nicely.
BodyTite™ Radiofrequency System
Dr. Stephens uses the BodyTite™ Radiofrequency System in combination with liposuction and breast tissue removal to produce skin tightening. BodyTite™ provides for significantly more skin tightening than previous technologies or traditional liposuction alone. When the glandular breast tissue is removed, it is sent to the pathologist for evaluation to rule out the rare possibility of cancer. ( Four percent of breast cancers are found in men).
More severe forms of breast enlargement will require a full excision of a ring of skin or “donut” around the areola or even a more extensive surgical breast lift in cases of massive weight loss and extra skin. All attempts are used to minimize scars though and the BodyTite has proven to be very effective in this.