Dr. Adrian Lo
Adrian K. Lo, M.D., FACS, FRCS (C)
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon and Gynecomastia Specialist with over twenty years of experience.
"TOP DOC" — Philadelphia Magazine 2001, 2002, and 2003.
Plastic Surgery Board Certifications:
*1993 American Board of Plastic Surgery.
*1991 Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
*Additional Certifications in the following techniques: Endoscopic Surgery, Ultrasonic Liposuction, Laser Surgery.
*Professional Affiliations: American Society of Plastic Surgeons, American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, American College of Surgeons, Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society.
*Attending Physician: Pennsylvania Hospital.
*Clinical Instructor: Former Teacher to the surgical residents and plastic surgery fellows at Pennsylvania Hospital, Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery at Temple University Medical School from 1991-1997.
*Medical Doctorate: magna cum laude, University of Western Ontario, Canada.
*Surgical Internship: University of Toronto, Canada
*Plastic Surgery Residency: University of Western Ontario, Canada
*Additional Postgraduate Plastic Surgery Fellowships: *Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Louisiana State University, New Orleans, LA, Craniomaxillofacial Surgery, Providence Hospital, Detroit, MI.
*Board of Directors: Operation Smile.
*Charitable Reconstructive Surgery for Underprivileged Children: United States of America, Nicaragua and China.
*Formerly Attending Physician: St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Pediatric Burn Unit and Director of Cleft Lip Palate Craniofacial Programs.
*Awards & Recognition: Plastic Surgery Research Council First Place Award
*Publications: Over 50 published articles on topics ranging from craniofacial to cosmetic surgery.
Continuing Education Interests:
Facial Rejuvenation and Endoscopic Brow Lift, Laser Surgery, Minimal Incision Transaxillary Endoscopic Breast Augmentation and Abdominoplasty, Ultrasonic Tumescent Liposuction, Power Assisted Liposuction (PAL).
Media Appearances: Dr. Lo has been recognized nationally and internationally for his work in plastic surgery and has on numerous occasions appeared on radio, TV and print media, including CNN, CNBC, USA Today and the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Over the last 20 years, I have developed various surgical techniques to treat male gynecomastia effectively, safely and with minimal scarring. My goal is not only to remove the excess breast tissue and glandular tissue but to sculpt and contour the chest to be aesthetically pleasing. Minimizing complications is very important and the vast majority of my patients have a successful outcome from just one procedure. I have special expertise in treating the male chest and am one of the busiest plastic surgeons treating gynecomastia.
What is Gynecomastia? Gynecomastia is the scientific term for enlarged breasts or “man boobs” in males. The enlarged tissue is underneath the nipple/areola and the surrounding area. It is usually a combination of both glandular tissue and fat. Gynecomastia is a very common condition found in 40- 60 % of men from ages 12 to 65.
What Causes Gynecomastia? Enlarged male breasts is usually the result of a hormonal imbalance between testosterone and estrogen in the male body. This commonly occurs during puberty and results in enlarged male breasts or true gynecomastia with firm glandular tissue that often does not go away with time. Being overweight or obese can also result in pseudogynecomastia which is more fat tissue than glandular tissue.
There are many drugs and medications that have been linked to gynecomastia including anabolic steroids, hair growth medications, blood pressure medications, stomach medications and marijuana. There are rare conditions that can cause gynecomastia such as tumors. Gynecomastia can also occur with chronic alcohol use and in men over 50 years of age. In the majority of men, we do not know what caused the gynecomastia, it just happens.
How does Dr. Adrian Lo treat Gynecomastia? Surgery is the only treatment that actually works, and Dr. Lo has helped men from age 12 to 65 finally feel comfortable with how their chest looks with gynecomastia correction surgery. Dr. Lo wants you to know that there is no medication that will effectively treat male breast enlargement or gynecomastia. Exercise and diet will not correct your gynecomastia.
The extent of the surgery depends on the cause and severity of your gynecomastia. Most patients will need a combination of advanced liposuction for sculpting and contouring the chest, with glandular removal which is called subcutaneous mastectomy. Some patients may require skin removal as well. During the 1 hour surgery, Dr. Lo will typically remove your excess breast tissue or “cut out your glands” and then advanced liposuction is performed to sculpt and contour your chest. You will have a normal looking, flat chest and flat nipples (that are no longer “puffy”) with a smaller areola.
Why Choose Dr. Lo?
Dr. Adrian Lo is a board certified plastic surgeon and gynecomastia specialist with over 20 years of experience. He is a member of the prestigious American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Dr. Lo is a “Top Doc” who has dedicated his time to helping treat men with gynecomastia and has extensive experience treating all types and severity of gynecomastia. Join the hundreds of men who have had their gynecomastia corrected by Dr. Lo! You can have a normal looking chest and feel comfortable wearing normal clothes, taking your shirt off, going to the beach or pool and working out at the gym.
A Wealth of Experience
"The culmination of my numerous years of professional experience, tenure as an Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery, extensive surgical training and specialized fellowships in maxillofacial and craniofacial surgery provides the solid foundation for my successful cosmetic and reconstructive surgical procedures. I am able to combine years of experience and surgical precision with artistic skill to enhance or restore the overall appearance, form and function of the human body."
A History of Compassion
"I truly listen to and respect my patients' personal vision of what they want to achieve. With a clear understanding of their goals, I can apply my technical skills, artistic talents and experience to help them attain their plastic surgery goals and achieve confidence with their physical appearance."
A Commitment to Excellence
"My commitment to surgical excellence involves continuous evaluation of the latest surgical techniques and technologies. As a plastic surgeon, my responsibility to my patients is to offer proven state-of-the-art surgical procedures. It is my practice to discuss all available and viable options with my patients and provide them with as much information as they need to make an informed decision about which procedure is most appropriate for them."
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Board Certified, American Board of Plastic Surgery
American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons
American Society of Plastic Surgeons
American College of Surgeons
Tumescent, ultrasonic and PAL(power assisted) Liposuction
No vertical scar male breast reduction with preservation of nipple sensation
Puffy Nipple Correction