In the hands of a less experienced surgeon doing male breast reduction surgery, all too often we see unacceptable results. That’s why it is imperative that you seek a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon that specializes in gynecomastia surgery.
About 35% of my gynecomastia cases are for corrective surgery. One common problematic result is referred to as “crater deformity”. This is where the surgeon has removed too much breast gland underneath the areola without blending in the surrounding tissue smoothly.
Fortunately there are procedures available that can help correct this. Once the patient has fully healed from the first surgery, fat transfer, (also called fat injection or fat grafting) is a medical procedure that uses the patient`s own fat tissue to increase the volume of fat in the subcutaneous area of the body. In the fat transfer procedure fat is harvested from one part of the body where an excess exists and then places it in another part of the body. Another popular technique is a fat flap. This is fat tissue that is attached to its blood supply and can be rotated into the crater deformity. The fat flap is a very useful technique. It would be optimal to avoid having to go through this process (avoiding extra surgical costs and down time) by doing your homework and finding the right surgeon the first time.
Click on the links below for a short video on before and after Crater Deformity Correction.