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A Superior Surgical Option for Treating Male Breasts in Los Angeles

A Superior Surgical Option for Treating Male Breasts in Los AngelesGynecomastia specialist Dr. Joseph T. Cruise in Newport Beach, is now correcting severe gynecomastia with a procedure called "free nipple grafting." This technique minimizes the incisions and their visibility over time, as well as provides superior results.

Typically cosmetic surgeons have treated severe cases of gynecomastia with an anchor lift to address large sagging male breasts. The anchor lift requires an incision around the areola, a vertical incision down the front of the breast, and another horizontal incision along the breast fold/crease. Men were faced with the difficult decision of getting rid of their enlarged breasts, but gaining visible incisions that would never go away. In a sense, they would never be free from the affects of their male breast reduction. The humiliation and embarrassment would still exist, because the scars would be a tell tell sign of once having man boobs.

Top reasons Dr. Cruise prefers free nipple grafting over the anchor lift are:
  • Free nipple grafting alleviates the need for the vertical incision down the front of the breast. This is the most obvious of all the incisions used with the anchor lift.
  • There is no tension placed on the areola incision, which allows it to heal in a more favorable manner, and in most cases is unnoticeable. It may take up to 1 year to fade, but it continues to improve over time.
  • Ability to place the areola in the most desirable position after removing excess skin and breast tissue.
  • More latitude with flattening the chest completely.