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Combined Surgical Treatment of Gynecomastia

Y. Yordanov / J. M. Lasso
  • Unit of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, University Hospital Gregorio Marañón, Madrid, Spain
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Published Online: 2015-05-22 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/amb-2015-0006


Surgical treatment of gynecomastia could present unique challenges for the plastic surgeon. Achieving a good balance between effectiveness of the selected approach and the satisfactory aesthetic outcome often is a difficult endeavor. Optimal surgical treatment involves a combination of liposuction and direct excision. In the present study the charts of 11 patients treated with suction-assisted liposuction and direct surgical excision were retrospectively reviewed; a special emphasis is placed on the surgical technique. The mean follow-up period of the patients was 11.6 months. No infection, hematoma, nipple-areola complex necrosis and nipple retraction was encountered in this series. The combined surgical treatment of gynecomastia has shown to be a reliable technique in both small and moderate breast enlargement including those with skin excess.

Keywords : gynecomastia; surgical excision; liposuction; seroma formation


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Published Online: 2015-05-22

Published in Print: 2015-05-01

Citation Information: Acta Medica Bulgarica, Volume 42, Issue 1, Pages 43–48, ISSN (Online) 0324-1750, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/amb-2015-0006.

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