Year : 2019  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 48-51

Liposuction: a veritable option in management of gynecomastia case report

Department of Surgery, Alex Ekwueme Federal University Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki, Ebonyi State, Nigeria

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Dr Ugochukwu Uzodimma Nnadozie
Department of Surgery, Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki, Ebonyi State
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DOI: 10.4103/njps.njps_6_19

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Introduction: Gynaecomastia is the commonest aesthetic problem in men. Treatment in our environment is mainly by open surgical excision. The practice of liposuction is still developing in our region. We present our experience in the use of liposuction in the management of bilateral gynaecomastia in Alex Ekwueme Federal University Teaching Hospital Abakaliki with a satisfactory outcome. Method: We report a case of 33-year old male with idiopathic bilateral gynaecomastia (Simon grade IIb) and resultant aesthetic concern. Treatment was by suction-assisted liposuction with satisfactory outcome. Results: The lipoaspirate from the left breast was 900 mls and 600 mls from the right breast. Male chest contour was regained several weeks post-surgery with good patient satisfaction. Conclusion: Liposuction alone offered a satisfactory outcome in the management in this case.

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