Frustrated for more than 15 years, this 28 yr old young man (5’11”, 214lb) had gynecomastia since puberty. Gynecomastia surgery with Aquashape liposuction was performed on Thursday and he returned to work on Monday. His gynecomastia surgery recovery was 4 days to return to work. He wore a compression vest or shirt for 6 weeks. He stopped wearing compression when he had no tenderness without the garment. He was treated with a Kenalog (steroid injection at 3 months for scar tissue under the nipple). He took pain medicine for 4 days.
Gynecomastia surgery with Aquashape liposuction removed fat and fatty breast tissue (total 1100cc or 2.5lb). He was awake during the procedure. He took Xanax and Percocet orally. The surgical area was made anesthetic with local tumescent solution only.
1, No general anesthesia required
2. Quicker Recovery
3. No chest scar.
After gynecomastia surgery with Aquashape liposuction, the areola skin contracts resulting in a smaller and darker areolar color. There is no chest scar. The Liposuction uses a very small scar in the armpit that heals almost invisibly.
Aquashape or Water-assisted liposuction is a gentle liposuction technique that removes fatty and breast tissue through a small diameter cannula or tube. The chest skin and fatty tissues are first injected with a tumescent or numbing solution containing very dilute local anesthetic (lidocaine) and epinephrine (adrenaline). There is less bruising, and sensation is preserved. Dr. Ditesheim has perfected this technique of Gynecomastia Surgery with Aquashape liposuction over 10 years.
To learn more about gynecomastia surgery and to find out if the procedure is right for you, schedule a consultation with Dr. Ditesheim by calling our office or contacting us online.