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Combining Plastic Surgery Procedures: Common Gynecomastia Add Ons

April 12, 2022

Combining Plastic Surgery Procedures: Common Gynecomastia Add Ons

Often, gynecomastia surgery patients have additional concerns about their appearance. Several procedures may pair well with gynecomastia surgery and complement your overall results. Often, these additional surgeries can address changes in the body that are the result of the same source of your gynecomastia. During a consultation, Dr. Cruise can review all of your options to plan your unique procedure. Below are some of the most commonly combined procedures with gynecomastia surgery.

Liposuction and Gynecomastia Surgery

Liposuction in areas such as the abdomen, back, or flanks can often complement gynecomastia surgery results. As excess fat and glandular tissue is removed from the chest, removing fat from these other areas can create a more proportionate appearance. Often, patients with Type 2-6 gynecomastia will also see excess, stubborn fat stored in areas such as the flanks (or “love handles”) or abdomen. Liposuction allows these men to address each concern and appreciate their overall results after surgery.

Fat Transfer with Gynecomastia Surgery

When liposuction is added-on to gynecomastia surgery, it is a good time to consider also adding on fat transfer to enchance areas that are deficient in volume. The removed fat can be put to use through a fat grafting procedure. Fat grafting, or fat transfer, involves purifying removed fat and injecting it into another area of the body to add volume. Fat transfer to the buttocks is a common add-on procedure. This is good option for re-purposing the removed fat to enhance the size and shape of the buttocks. Dr. Cruise does this in a very natural way that maintains a masculine appearance.

Abdominoplasty and Gynecomastia Surgery

An abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck, achieves a flatter and toned abdominal area by removing excess loose skin, repairing and tightening abdominal muscles, and removing excess fat as needed. This can be a great option for patients who those with skin laxity due to weight fluctuation. Many gynecomastia patients opt for some form of tummy tuck for this reason. There are varying degrees of tummy tucks ranging from a mini tummy tuck, standard tummy tuck, extended tummy tuck, and  circumferential tummy tuck. 

How to Choose Your Procedures

While you may have an idea of the procedures you are interested in, the best way to plan your plastic surgery is to schedule a thorough consultation with Dr. Cruise. Through a consultation, Dr. Cruise can examine the potential treatment areas, review your health history and concerns, and make a recommendation for your unique procedure. For example, some patients may think they need liposuction to the abdomen when an abdominoplasty is necessary to achieve their goal results. Dr. Cruise can explain the pros and cons of your options and help you make the best choice.

Schedule a Consultation

To learn more about gynecomastia surgery and complementary procedure options, schedule a consultation with Dr. Cruise. Patients local to the Newport Beach, CA area can call (949) 644-4808 to schedule an in-person appointment. Out-of-town patients can send photos through our online fast-track form for a virtual consultation option. 

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Dr. Joseph Cruise is a board-certified plastic surgeon with over 20 years of experience. Regarded as one of the top gynecomastia surgeons in the world, Dr. Cruise has gynecomastia-specific content that can be found at Dr. Cruise has dedicated his career to cosmetic surgery but has also had extensive training in General Surgery, Hand Surgery, and Microvascular Surgery. Dr. Joseph Cruise is also a member of the Rhinoplasty Society as well as the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

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