Author Bio: Dr. Sanusi Umar MD is the author of this article.
The patient struggled with his man boobs also called moobs in silence. It was an embarrassing topic to discuss, but when he took off his shirt, all could see, his not so flat chest. He couldn’t get rid of his “moobs.”
Dieting and exercising didn’t help. It was mortifying. Man boobs which are called gynecomastia in the medical lexicon are a condition that affects the everyday man. In a lifetime, according to researchers, gynecomastia, affects 30-35 percent of men (2).
Before Image – London Patient Hates His “Man Boobs”
This patient from London sought the help of Dr.U to reduce the size of his male breasts. He did not want to take the traditional route of surgery which leaves behind linear scarring since it requires the use of a scalpel in order to remove fat tissue. Dr.U offers a minimally invasive treatment modality called BodyTite which uses a form of energy called RFAL (radiofrequency assisted liposuction) to modify existing fat tissue within the upper chest regions. Here is a photo of the patient before his procedure with Dr.U.
Procedure With BodyTite™ – Non-Nip Tuck
This patient didn’t want to reduce the size of his male breasts. His primary objective, above and beyond this general aim, was to avoid being left with permanent linear scars.
The patient traveled to the greater Los Angeles area in January to undergo his non-surgical gynecomastia procedure. By using the radiofrequency in BodyTite™ Dr. Umar was able to liquify some of the breast tissue and fat. Following it up with liposuction, all of the unwanted fat and glandular tissue was removed without the use of surgical excision.
“The beauty of it,” Dr. Umar said during the procedure. “When it’s all said and done, [he’s not going to end up with] skin sagging because the radiofrequency wave makes the skin tight. Over the course of three to six weeks to six months, the skin continues to tighten.”
By April, three months later, the patient saw the results he was hoping for. There was no scar and his chest was flatter than a sheet of paper. Above all, he didn’t have to spend too much time waiting to heal. Once home, he easily went back to his day-to-day routine.
Gynecomastia Treatment Options
Treatments for gynecomastia aren’t so invasive these days. With the latest technology, men can flatten their chest and resume their regular lives without the downtime it used to take. Gynecomastia is something that a man shouldn’t suffer through alone. For treatment options and consultations visit.
Before and After Photos – Nonsurgical Gynecomastia
The side-by-side images below clearly illustrate the significant reduction in the patient’s male breasts. Thanks to his BodyTite procedure, he can now feel confident without a shirt, whether he is alone or in a social setting.
FAQ – Gynecomastia
Is BodyTite™ a permanent solution or like with surgery, will I have to get it done again?
BodyTite™ uses radiofrequency to contract fibers beneath the skin’s surface and improve the contours of target treatment areas. Although these effects are long-lasting, they may not be permanent depending on your physiology, genetics, and lifestyle habits. For example weight gain, hormones, and dietary factors may reverse the effects of your procedure in a much shorter time-frame.
References – Studies on Gynecomastia
(1) Blugerman, G., Schalvezon, D., Mulholland, R.S., Soto, J.A., & Siguen, M. (2012). Gynecomastia treatment using radiofrequency-assisted liposuction (RFAL). European Journal of Plastic Surgery, 36, 231-236.
(2) Cuhaci, N., Polat, S. B., Evranos, B., Ersoy, R., & Cakir, B. (2014). Gynecomastia: Clinical evaluation and management. Indian journal of endocrinology and metabolism, 18(2), 150–158. https://doi.org/10.4103/2230-8210.129104