What's the difference between lipomastia and gynecomastia, and how can it be treated?
If you have enlargement of the breasts as a male, you may not care whether or not the condition is due to enlarged glands or fat alone; you simply want your defined chest back.
There’s a difference in treating lipomastia versus gynecomastia. Because gynecomastia has enlarged glands that make the tissues quite rubbery, these have to be surgically excised. However, in lipomastia, a simple
If you’re results-oriented and don’t want to go back for a follow-up procedure, then you will want a board-certified plastic surgeon who can use liposuction plus surgical excision during the procedure. This is the way to get a flat chest when you have pseudogynecomastia.
Perhaps the best way to view pseudogynecomastia (lipomastia) is as if it were gynecomastia and treat it exactly the same. This is how board-certified plastic surgeons are starting to think about it – and it’s for the benefit of patients. This way of thinking actually helps avoid some x-rays and other forms of imaging, so it’s less
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Written by Dr. Donna Schwontkowski
Dr. Donna Schwontkowski is a retired chiropractor with a master's and bachelor's in nutrition and master's in herbology. She's been an expert on anti-aging, beauty and natural healing for over 20 years and loves providing solutions that quickly and painlessly reverse a beauty problem.Full Bio