Male Reduction Mammoplasty in Serious Gynecomastias

Aesthetic Plast Surg. Fall 1992;16(4):325-30. doi: 10.1007/BF01570695.


This article is a report on long-term followup of a total of 44 serious gynecomastia cases in the stages I-III (according to Deutinger). The treatment consisted of either a semicircular incision and subcutaneous mastectomy or a superiorly or an inferiorly based nipple transposition while performing male reduction mammoplasty. Aesthetically pleasing results could be obtained by a periareolar approach and mastectomy. This inconspicuous procedure is feasible even in massive gynecomastia cases (stage III) or in cases of male breast asymmetry. On the other hand, all cases with breast reduction plasty and nipple transposition resulted in wing-shaped, mainly broad scars, and subjectively unfavorable results. Consequently, we favor the semicircular approach in male reduction mammoplasty in treating serious gynecomastias. With regard to possible male breast cancer etiology, the histological specimen of the mammary gland in gynecomastia is excised prior to any additional liposuction for supplementary body contouring.

MeSH terms

  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Gynecomastia / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Mammaplasty / methods*