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Cryolipolysis Treatment for Male Pseudogynecomastia

Does the applicator used make a difference?

By Stephanie Grauden | Jul 24, 2018

LSM-17-0074-jones-editedWausau, WI (July 24, 2018) – Male pseudogynecomastia (excess fat tissue in the breast area) has conventionally been treated through liposuction or surgical resection. Cryolipolysis offers a minimally invasive method of fat reduction, but its traditional vacuum-suction applicator is difficult to use in the male breast.

A recent study published in Lasers in Surgery and Medicine (LSM), the official journal of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, Inc. (ASLMS) evaluated a conformable surface cryolipolysis applicator for the reduction of male pseudogynecomastia. It showed that the applicator was safe and effective at reducing the mean adipose tissue thickness in males with pseudogynecomastia.

The study, conducted by Isabela T. Jones, MD and titled “A splitbody study evaluating the efficacy of a conformable surface cryolipolysis applicator for the treatment of male pseudogynecomastia,” was selected as Editor’s Choice in the August 2018 issue of LSM.

“This split-body study shows that two cryolipolysis cycles with a conformable surface applicator produced a 40.9% reduction in the mean adipose tissue thickness of male breasts with pseudogynecomastia,” said Dr. Jones.

Isabela T. Jones is a fellowship trained dermatologist and cosmetic dermatologic surgeon practicing in McLean, VA. She completed a Cosmetic Dermatologic Surgery Fellowship through the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery in San Diego, CA. She has been involved in numerous clinical trials in the field of cosmetic dermatology. Prior to fellowship, she performed her dermatology residency at New York Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell and medical school at the University of Pennsylvania.

Editor’s Choice is an exclusive article published in LSM, the official journal of the ASLMS. View the complete manuscript.

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