Hi, I’m Dr. Frank Lista and welcome to the recovery room at The Plastic Surgery Clinic, which is a stateoftheart recovery room, with expert nursing care, all of the latest in monitoring equipment, and probably one of the most beautiful recovery rooms in the city. Anyways, today I want to talk a bit about gynecomastia. You know, gynecomastia is a very common condition where men have excess male breasts. That operation’s been around for a while. But the standard way of doing that operation is to leave a scar around the edge of the nipple. We have developed a new technique which we’ve actually published.
In the Journal of Plastic Surgery where we make a little tiny incision and use liposuction to remove not only the fat, but also the glandular tissue, and we remove all of that tissue through a little tiny incision pin prick over on the side so there is no smiley face around the edge of the nipple and that greatly improves the result and makes it so that there’s no scar. People ask, well what will the result be like What we say to people is, we can’t make you 100 perfect, but we can make it 80 better and that’s a huge, huge improvement.
And patients who have that done are super happy and actually say, you know, Dr. Lista, this operation has changed my life. Gynecomastia surgery makes people really happy. So one of the common questions we get about gynecomastia surgery is can it come back And I guess the answer to that is sure, it’s possible that it could come back, but it’s extremely extremely rare. One of the only reasons why gynecomastia would come back is a. if you gain weight, that can cause the fat to come back, or b. if those things that caused gynecomastia continue.