As a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon with over 25 years experience in the field, I frequently see patients who have been treated for Gynecomastia with liposuction, only to have recurrence of the problem or surgery that did not remove all the tissue involved.
Gynecomastia will recur in patients on steroids or other performance enhancing drugs and consequently the initial treatment should be excision. This operation is frequently avoided by many surgeons as liposuction is easier to perform.
I frequently will order a mammogram on my patients prior to surgery if there is any doubt in my mind whether I am treating fat or fibrous breast.
If the patient only has fat then liposuction can be performed but in most young patients or those on steroids or who plan to use steroids, the tissue is breast or breast mixed with fat and should be excised.
Most of my patients want to know that the tissue will not recur as they still plan to use steroids, and I can honestly tell them that it won’t with excision.
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