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Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

, Volume 42, Issue 6, pp 1709–1710 | Cite as

Male Breast Glandular Liposculpturing, Response on Commentary

  • Islam AbdelrahmanEmail author
  • Ingrid Steinvall
  • Bassem Mossaad
  • Folke Sjoberg
  • Moustafa Elmasry
Editor’s Invited Commentary

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Dear Sir,

We have followed with interest the recent comments [1] on our recent publication [2] in your prestigious journal and we would like to clarify some of the points raised.

The patients who attend our clinic are young males < 50 years old, coming for body contouring mainly for the anterior chest wall and abdomen. As mentioned in many text books of plastic surgery, exclusion of secondary gynecomastia is a must which is our clinical praxis. In addition, radiological examination of the male breast when there is diffuse enlargement with no related clinical findings is not indicated [3]. We think that ultrasound or MRI examination is beneficial, but it’s an extra economic burden on the patients and we can use them when...

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The authors declare that they have no conflicts of interest to disclose.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The Department of Hand Surgery, Plastic Surgery and BurnsLinköping UniversityLinköpingSweden
  2. 2.Department of Clinical and Experimental MedicineLinköping UniversityLinköpingSweden
  3. 3.The Plastic Surgery Unit, Surgery DepartmentSuez Canal UniversityIsmailiaEgypt
  4. 4.Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive CareLinköping UniversityLinköpingSweden

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