Dr. Solomon describes the treatment for Gynecomastia, or male boobs, and goes into depth on different options for removing excess glandular tissue.
“After we’ve ruled everything out, we can do liposuction, remove the fat, that would be scheduled for the patient, explained to the patient. Then becomes the issue with the skin. How much skin do we have, or how much glandular tissue we have. If there is a lot of glandular tissue, sometimes that requires either a surgery, a small incision down below the areola, and then remove all the breast tissue with it; or a technique that we use in our facility where 90% of the time we’re able to remove that hard breast tissue without having to do any cutting.
With the laser, Vaser and different modalities and certain cannulas, we’re able to actually destroy that breast tissue and remove it without having to have the scar of cutting or removing the actual breast tissue. And it’s successful in about 90% of the time. There are 10% of the time where we still after we do all of that we are still not able to remove the breast tissue. In that case we have to make a small incision and remove it surgically.”
Gynecomastia, also known as “male boobs,” is a problem for many adult men. It is now becoming more common in teenagers and young adults due to the overwhelming rates of obesity in America. Dr. Solomon performs male breast reduction procedures in his own JACHO accredited facility in Palm Harbor, FL, located near Clearwater and St. Petersburg, FL.