Asymmetry and Gynecomastia

When a man has too much estrogen stored in his body, female type breasts may develop. In most cases when breasts develop, they are mostly the same size and shape. However, it is possible for breasts to be different sizes or possibly only one breast will develop. Asymmetric breast development can cause even more distress for men than symmetric gynecomastia.

It is normal to have some asymmetry, but when it is obvious, it may cause shame and embarrassment. A gynecomastia specialist can correct asymmetry with liposuction and removal of some breast tissue.

Asymmetry can happen during male breast reduction surgery if complications should arise, or lack of experience by the surgeon. Unfortunately, this will require revision surgery, but in the right hands, the result can be very satisfying.

About 40% of Dr. Delgado’s gynecomastia practice is revision cases where the patient had surgery by another surgeon. Most revisions are a correction of “crater deformity” where too much fat and/or tissue was removed. Some revisions are because not enough fat/or tissue was removed.

In the before and after pictures below is a 43 year old man who was not satisfied with his original surgery done by another surgeon. Dr. Delgado removed 350cc’s of fat on the right side, and 375cc’s of fat on the left side to obtain a symmetric chest.

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