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Gynecomastia Surgery for Men

The surgical treatment of Gynecomastia includes liposuction and removal of the gynecomastia tissue, which lies beneath the areola, the round darker tissue that contains the nipple in its center part.

Vaser liposuction has yielded excellent results when it comes to removing the fat, and fort the excision of the enlarged tissue, we employ a special device through the armpit area. This will remove the desired tissue entirely, leaving NO scar in the areola, with minimal or no downtime. Patients usually drive home themselves after the procedure.

This is a breakthrough in the surgical treatment of gynecomastia! It is SCARLESS removal of gynecomastia!

You will watch lots of techniques on YouTube, and almost all of them involve an incision in the lower part of the areola from 3 to 9 o'clock, or directly in the nipple, followed by removal of the gynecomastia tissue. The side-effects include the adhesion of this scar to the underlying tissue causing a scarred appearance, which is cosmetically undesired, and difficult to repair.

Read more about gynecomastia in men and how we can help you here at the Skinsational Liposuction and Liposculpture Center of New England. .

At Skinsational Liposculpture we can help you plan for your optimal surgical treatment of gynecomastia, with travel arrangements, and zero-interest finance is available. Cost should NOT come in-between excellent care and the patient.

Please call us at (401) 521-0303 to schedule your confidential consultation.

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Liposuction Recovery

In our offices, we perform Tumescent Liposuction under local anesthesia. The recovery is immediate. In other words, after the procedure, you get up, we dress you up with your garment, and you walk to the relaxation room. After 6-10 hours, you will begin to have some discomfort in the treated areas, which usually resolves with two plain 325mg acetaminophen oral tablets periodically.

To put it in perspective, if you undergo liposuction and liposculpture of the abdomen and love handles, on the following day you will feel mild discomfort in the abdomen as if you had done one-hundred sit-ups. You will be able to move around, to get out, to drive, and perform such routine activities. The downtime is minimal. For instance, if your work is clerical or office work, you could go back to work on the next day. However, this will all depend on the size of the treated areas, and individual responses.

In the past, or even currently in some practices, Liposuction was performed only in the hospital setting, under general anesthesia. That required intravenous fluids for the anesthesia, multiple drugs being injected intravenously, and consequent drugs-interaction with secondary side-effects. Patients in this situation need to be monitored in a recovery room facility for fluid management, and other parameters.

Although most cases did, and do, well under general anesthesia, these procedures do carry the possibility of minor to fatal risks which are associated to the general anesthesia, or even to the liposuction performed while the patient is asleep. However, none such risks has ever been reported in the medical literature related to liposuction under tumescent local anesthesia. None.

Liposuction performed in-hospital under general anesthesia tends to be a faster procedure because the patient is asleep. Liposuction performed under tumescent local anesthesia takes a bit longer, the patient is fully awake, conversing with the surgeon, and the patient is able to move around and assume certain positions, which is desired in order to achieve the best natural results in liposculpting.

Liposuction recovery depends on the technique employed. Which one would you prefer?

For more information, please contact our offices for a confidential consultation.

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Liposuction or Tumescent Liposuction: what's the best approach?

When it comes to fat-reduction procedures, Liposuction is one of the first name that comes to our minds. Whether performed using traditional cannulas, power-assisted cannulas, thermal lasers, ultrasound-assisted devices, or other devices, Liposuction has gained increased popularity in the United States in the past decades. It is currently the second most popular surgical cosmetic procedure in women, following breast augmentation, and the most common in men, in the United States.

In its initial footsteps, Liposuction was associated with significant blood loss and trauma, but thanks to dermatologist Jeffrey Klein, the tumescent technique was introduced and made popular in our country, in the 1980s. Nowadays, almost all Liposuction procedures employ this technique, where a solution numbs and dries the fatty tissue, allowing the fat to be broken down and suctioned, in a very controlled fashion.

A solution containing small amounts of an anesthetic and a vasoconstrictive substance, to control discomfort and bleeding, is infused into the subcutaneous tissue, which is subsequently liposucctioned. This solution was named Tumescent solution, and it created Tumescent Liposuction, a very safe procedure, especially when performed solely under local anesthesia.

Tumescent Liposuction performed only by local anesthesia has been consistently proven to be safer then the same procedure performed under general anesthesia, with several studies corroborating this fact. The vast majority of complications associated with Liposuction have been associated with the use of general anesthetics, as opposed to Liposuction performed solely by local anesthesia.

Essentially, all body areas can the treated by Tumescent Liposuction under local anesthesia, from the chin down to the legs. Liposuction and liposculpture can therefore remove and/or enhance areas where contour is desired or not. And it's all done under local anesthesia, with the patient fully awake, similar to a dental procedure. To find out more about Tumescent Liposuction, feel free to contact us at 844-Liposuction or (401) 521-0303.

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