About this patient
This 26-year-old gentleman from Phoenix, AZ was seen in consultation for chest contouring. He stated that he was self-conscious of the appearance of his chest and would avoid removing his shirt amongst friends and family. As a young man, he recalled multiple incidents of being mocked by friends in school and finally decided to do something about his “man boobs”. The various options included excisional gynecomastia surgery to surgically remove the glandular tissue in the area or liposuction of the chest to remove the fatty tissue in the area. After discussion of his goals and the various options, he decided to proceed with liposuction of the chest. This was performed via small, imperceptible, stab incisions to suction out the fat of the area and contour the entire chest wall, leaving a well-defined chest with minimal discomfort and downtime. Postoperative photographs at 6 months demonstrate much-improved contouring of the chest with removal of the fatty tissue overlying his chest. He is very happy with his new chest and its definition and reports increased self confidence and esteem.