Men struggling with enlarged male breasts often want an easy way to get rid of the condition. They want something quick and painless that leaves no telltale signs. Fortunately, there is a procedure that delivers a simple way to treat gynecomastia – Smartlipo™.
About Smartlipo™ for Gynecomastia
Smartlipo™ is a type of liposuction that utilizes laser technology. It’s minimally invasive, and effectively removes fat from anywhere in the body, including oversized male breasts. The procedure uses this laser energy to dissolve fatty tissue and then cannula suction removes the dissolved, liquid fat.
Besides being minimally invasive and highly effective, it does not require general anesthesia. General anesthesia can make any procedure much more risky (and more expensive). This is what makes Smartlipo™ a natural first choice for male breast reduction surgery.
Recovery time is much less than traditional liposuction, another added benefit. Why? Because the laser is gentle on the surrounding tissue in the treatment areas, whereas traditional liposuction manually forces fat out of the treatment areas in solid chunks, thus disrupting surrounding tissue.
This disruption causes more tissue damage, bleeding, bruising, and profuse swelling. None of these side effects are prominent with laser liposuction.
How the Procedure Is Performed
When you come to our office for gynecomastia surgery with Smartlipo™, you will receive an IV sedative (intravenous solution in a vein) to help calm you and allow you to sleep. Once the physician and nurse prepare you for surgery, a local anesthetic solution is injected in the breasts to numb the area, reduce bleeding, and facilitate the laser to do its job.
The surgeon only needs to make a very small incision to insert the laser and suction cannulas. Since the incision is so small, stitches are not needed and there is usually no scarring.
The cosmetic or plastic surgeon skillfully uses the Smartlipo™ handheld device to liquefy the fat cells in your breasts. Most of the liquefied fat will be removed via suction. The remaining fat will be expelled from the body during the normal healing process.
During the recovery process, the body will naturally rid the breasts of any remaining fat, tumescent fluid, and swelling, thus leaving the chest tight and flat. For some gynecomastia patients, manual excision of the breast gland tissue is needed as well.
Schedule a Complimentary Consultation for More Information
If you’re ready to treat your gynecomastia with gentle Smartlipo™, contact us for a free consultation. Our specialists are highly-qualified plastic and cosmetic surgeons available in Manhattan and Commack, Long Island. Call (212) 206-0023 or (631) 499-1831 to schedule yours today.
You don’t have to live your life with gynecomastia. You can have a chiseled, flat chest again. Just be sure to choose a doctor that specializes in this procedure!
Smartlipo™ is a trademark of Cynosure, Inc.