3 Major Treatment Options for Gynecomastia

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When you or your near and dear one has gynecomastia, it’s quite depressing and there is an urge to remove those man boobs.

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You might know that gynecomastia is of 6 types and treatment options change according to the type you have.

It starts from type 1 and there is an increase in skin laxity at every stage. Significant skin laxity starts from type 4 gynecomastia.

Type 4 gynecomastia is the one wherein the breast tissue extends towards armpits just like type 3.

But the difference in type 3 and 4 is that type 4 has significant excess skin that results in horizontal chest fold that lengthens into the armpit forming a breast roll.

You’ll have to take into consideration that removal of gynecomastia tissue will lead to “deflation”. So, you should try to know how much skin will remain after tissue removal.

Firming the skin is usually needed to attain long term, manly chest.

Treatment Options

1. Longer Chest Lift Incision for a Manly Chest

Usually type 4 gynecomastia patients are in good body shape but have considerable excess laxity in chest and armpit.

While patients with type 5 and 6 gynecomastia have major issues to overcome, type 4 often only needs proper nipple placement and an envelope of tight skin.

During the gynecomastia treatment Melbourne according to Chelsea Cosmetics Melbourne, the expert surgeons use their knowledge and experience to form a sculpted armpit with a precise hollow at its tip.

Then the areas will be flanked to define borders of the pectoral major in the front and the latissimusdorsi in the back.

This will not only shapes the chest but also offers an attractive V shape to the upper body. This can only be accomplished with the longer, chest lift incision rather than the shorter superior incision.

2. Treatment with Liposuction

Liposuction is another approach for treating gynecomastia which is becoming popular increasingly,partly because of the advancements in liposuction technology, that have led to a range of less invasive procedures.

Liposuction for gynecomastia is performed usually under local or general anaesthesia and involves a small incision on either side of the chest.

Based on your requirements and your provider’s chosen technique, incisions may be positioned within the armpit or along a part of the edge of the areola.

Excess fat will be removed through these incisions by your surgeon and a new chest contour will be simultaneously sculpted that will look natural to your body.

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3. Tissue Excision for Gynecomastia

Tissue excision may be required for more severe degrees of gynecomastia. Patients having sagging skin around breasts can also be benefited with this approach.

In tissue excision, your cosmetic surgeon removes a higher amount of skin and/or glandular tissue that cannot be treated successfully with liposuction alone.

Incisions may be usually located within the natural creases of the chest or around the border of the areola (peri-areolar), depending upon the extent of surgery required.

Whether it is gynecomastia correction or fat transfer to breasts Melbourne at Chelsea Cosmetics Melbourne, an expert surgeon will take care to achieve optimum results and bring your body into good shape.

Trust your surgeon and be ready for a better body!

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