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Combined use of ultrasonic liposuction with the pull-through technique for the treatment of gynecomastia

Dennis C Hammond, Jame F Arnold, Amy M Simon, Philippe A Capraro
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2003, 112 (3): 891-5; discussion 896-7
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The authors present a method of treatment for gynecomastia that combines the use of two techniques of soft-tissue contouring. This method uses ultrasonic liposuction in conjunction with the pull-through technique of direct excision to effectively remove the fibrofatty tissue of the male breast and the fibrous breast bud through a single 1-cm incision. Fifteen patients were treated in this fashion, and each patient demonstrated a smooth, masculine breast contour with a well-concealed scar, which eliminates the stigma of breast surgery. The procedure is technically straightforward and provides consistent results. It is offered as an additional option for the treatment of gynecomastia.

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