Gynecomastia surgery results should not just look “flat.” First and foremost, great surgeons know the importance of eliminating all the surgical stigmata—i.e., nipple collapse, visible scars, and asymmetry—paving way for the most natural-looking appearance of the male chest.
The surgery is reserved for men whose overdeveloped chest is caused by the excess glandular tissue, which will not come out of liposuction cannula alone. Hence, it requires an excision-based surgery to flatten out the chest appearance.
But the caveat with the excision-based approach is the risk of visible scar, which can put off men who tend to be secretive about their plastic surgery, says leading Los Angeles plastic surgeon Dr. Tarick Smiley.
In order to achieve high patient satisfaction rate, Dr. Smiley highlights the importance of hiding the scar, which is done by placing it precisely at the lower border of the areola whose texture and color makes it perfect for concealing the incision site.
Meanwhile, the pictures below show a male patient who underwent gynecomastia surgery about two months ago. It should be noted that he has spent years exercising and eating healthy, which resulted in his great physique, except his chest that remained “full” and with its nipple pointing downward.
Due to the discordant appearance between his chest and the rest of his body, he was deemed as a good candidate for gynecomastia surgery. Furthermore, his well-tested commitment to healthy lifestyle would be the key to the preservation of his results.
It should be noted that gynecomastia surgery results are almost always expected to be permanent, although large weight gain and the use of anabolic steroids or certain drugs and supplements may affect or even reverse the surgery.
During surgery, Dr. Smiley was able to remove a large chunk of excess glandular tissue, which he first separated carefully from the overlying skin. Nonetheless, he left behind enough tissue to achieve a smooth chest contour.
The surgery demands precise tissue excision because over-aggressive removal can lead to nipple collapse and contour irregularities. After all, men in general are reticent about their plastic surgery and so all efforts are made to eliminate telltale signs.