What kind of surgical technique is used to remove excess breast tissue in gynecomastia?
The type of surgery used in gynecomastia reduction depends upon breast size, type of tissue and how much tissue must be removed. If fatty tissue is responsible for the problem, liposuction is often enough. If glandular tissue must be removed, an incision is made to remove the firm glandular tissue. When excess skin is involved, incisions are made near the areolas, either vertically or horizontally to the breast crease. The nipple and areola may need to be moved upward for a more traditional position after removal of breast tissue.