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J Korean Soc Aesthetic Plast Surg. 2009 Jun;15(2):158-160. Korean. Original Article.
Yang HW , Kang MG , Yoon SY , Seo SW , Chang CH .
Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Kangbuk Samsung Hospital, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
Silhouette Clinic CBBC(Center for Breast and Body Contouring), Seoul, Korea. kmgu@paran.com
Abstract

Gynecomastia is an abnormal increase in the volume of the male breast. Surgical techniques include a variety of incisions, excisions, suction-assisted lipopectomy, ultrasound-assisted liposuction, power-assisted liposuction, or some combination of these methods. The purpose of this article is to introduce the authors' method of using power-assisted liposuction and periareolar pull-out technique. Six men were treated from June 2005 through August 2008 for gynecomastia. Fatty breast tissue is removed by power-assisted liposuction. The periareolar pull-out technique is then performed to glandular enlargement. A mean of 120cc of breast tissue was aspirated, and 18.3g of glandular tissue were excised per breast. There were no complications such as skin flap necrosis or hematoma. The cosmetic outcome was good in all and the patients' satisfaction was high. Power-assisted liposuction in combination with periareolar pull-out technique effectively corrects gynecomatia. This combination has little morbidity, minimize scars, and leads to good cosmetic results.

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