Correction of areolar depression in postsurgically treated gynecomastic patients

Wesley W. Hall, Edward Park, Luciano Boemi, Randy M. Hauck, William P. Graham

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Nipple-areolar depression after resection for gynecomastia can be avoided by preserving an ample amount of breast tissue and fat under the areola. If a marked depression of the areola occurs, correction can be difficult. Each patient requires an individual assessment, but the principle of rotation of soft tissue under the areolar complex is usually necessary. An effective way to accomplish this is by deepithelialization of a semilunar area inferior to the original subareolar scar, freeing it at its caudal boarder and advancing this deepithelialized flap under the areola and repairing the wound. The technique is simple in design and may be a useful tool in dealing with this difficult problem.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)452-454
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of plastic surgery
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1999

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery


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