Although gynecomastia surgery is a routine procedure that typically delivers positive results for patients, some complications may arise. One of these is known as a crater deformity, which can lead patients to seek a second surgical solution.
In this article, we will discuss the crater deformity, its causes, and the treatment options available to correct it.
Dr. Omar Tillo is a body contouring specialist with all the necessary skills and experience to correct a crater deformity following gynecomastia surgery. Contact the CREO clinic today to learn more and get on track to designing your new and improved chest.
What is A Crater Deformity?
A crater deformity describes the indentation or depression in the chest area following gynecomastia surgery. This can be visibly unsightly under clothes or without them. Many patients wish to correct this to add volume to the chest and even out the area.
What Causes Crater Deformity After Gynecomastia?
A crater deformity can be caused during gynecomastia surgery in several ways, often as a result of too much fat or glandular tissue being removed.
Too Much Breast Gland Has Been Removed
Removing too much glandular tissue under the nipples without evening out the surrounding area can lead to a crater forming, also called the “dinner plate deformity” in the chest.
Too Much Fat Has Been Removed
Too aggressive or uneven liposuction to the chest can lead to contour irregularities with indentations in the areas where too much fat was removed or extensive scar tissue or fibrosis formed.
How Can A Crater Deformity Be Fixed?
There are two main ways that a crater deformity can be fixed:
When the fat tissue distribution in one area of the chest is uneven, this tissue can be redistributed within that area using a special liposuction cannula and techniques that allow the tissue to be broken, loosened, and shifted locally to achieve more even thickness.
Fat transfer is another method of using the body’s own fat tissue to increase the volume of the chest and correct visible or deep dents. Fat is often taken from another area of the body using liposuction where it is in excess and injected into the chest, filling in the crater and levelling out the area.
The third technique to fix a crater deformity is called a fat flap. This involves moving a large piece of fat tissue surgically, with its blood supply, from a nearby area in the chest into the crater, thus filling out the dent and levelling out the chest.
Schedule A Consultation With CREO Clinic Today
If you are looking to correct a crater deformity after gynecomastia surgery, contact the CREO clinic and book a consultation with our body contouring expert, Dr Omar Tillo.