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Saturday, November 22, 2014

Pseudo-gynecomastia Treated by CoolSculpting!

Pseudo-gynecomastia Treated by CoolSculpting!

San Jose, California-True gynecomastia is a combination of excess fat and breast tissue resulting in female type breasts. “Pseudo-gynecomastia” is where the enlarged breasts are caused by fat only and not breast tissue.
Pseudo-gynecomastia Treated by CoolSculpting!

If breast tissue is not present, the treatment for removal can vary. Liposuction is very popular as it is less invasive than surgical incision. However, Miguel Delgado, M.D. warns patients that if liposuction alone is being performed and there is a significant amount breast tissue present, the breast tissue will not be removed through the cannula of the liposuction machine and the remaining breast tissue may in fact make the male breast even more pronounced once the surrounding fat has been removed.

Patients that have had only liposuction for their male breast reduction make up 40% of Miguel Delgado, M.D gynecomastia practice. Men who need revision surgery may have a more difficult time than the first surgery in that now scar tissue has formed, making it harder for the surgeon to remove and their skin elasticity may have been compromised.

 With all of this being said, for the few lucky men that only have pseudo-gynecomastia, liposuction can be a great treatment. Now, there is another possibility for the fat removal…CoolSculpting!

CoolSculpting is a non-invasive procedure that can be done in Dr. Delgado’s “Non-surgical Center of Excellence.” There are no needles, scalpels, anesthesia or recovery time. CoolSculpting is an innovative procedure that freezes fat causing the fat cells to die and be naturally shed from the body. Using CoolSculpting for pseudo-gynecomastia allows a man to return to normal activities without any downtime. The treatment usually lasts an hour to an hour and a half. Results are gradual as the body sheds the dead fat cells, with results showing within 2 to 3 weeks and up to about 2 or 3 months for the final result.

Miguel Delgado, M.D.  has been a gynecomastia surgery specialist since 1988. Call (415 898-4161) or email ( for a consultation to see what treatment is available for your male breasts.