Chest Reduction Surgery Case Study with Before and After Photos

Posted By on Aug 22, 2017 in Breast Reduction | 0 comments

Male chest reduction surgery corrects the woman-like breasts generally caused by excess fibrous tissue and fats of varying amounts. All efforts are made to conceal the scars by placing them at the edge of areola, allowing them to blend into the background once fully healed.


Leading Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Dr. Tarick Smiley has recently posted a series of videos on Snapchat showing a patient with overdeveloped breasts that looked incongruous with his athletic physique.


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Notice that the “after” photo of the breast profile looks more masculine and flatter.

Dr. Smiley started the procedure with tumescent liposuction in which a flexible hollowed tube was used to remove the excess fat. But prior to fat extraction, he injected the breasts with tumescent fluids so the fatty cells would swell thus paving way for quicker and gentler removal.


The tumescent liposuction technique is also known to promote smoother results.


A thin liposuction cannula was inserted into a tiny wound puncture that was positioned at the lower border of the areola to hide the scar. After removing the excess fat, Dr. Smiley extended the incision to perform the excision-based aspect of the surgery.


In the video, Dr. Smiley said the patient required the excision-based surgery because a liposuction-alone approach cannot remove the fibrous [breast] tissue.


Thin liposuction cannula is used to remove fats in smaller, more accurate bits.

In addition to liposuction, the patient also requires excision to remove the fibrous breast tissue.

“The fibrous tissue will not come out with liposuction or even exercise,” he said in the video.


After removing the excess fat and breast tissue, Dr. Smiley closed the wound in deep rows without “picking up the skin.”


“The trick between a perfect wound closure and an okay one is the use of deep sutures. The idea is to suture the dermis, which is the deeper layer of the skin, without including the actual skin surface whose edges are simply allowed to kiss each other. We should always respect the skin,” he further explained.


With very minimal tension on the skin, Dr. Smiley said the incision tends to heal quicker and the scar fades better into the background.

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