Dr. Joseph T. Cruise, Los Angeles gynecomastia specialist, now offers a procedure known as “free nipple grafting” as an alternative to the anchor lift most commonly performed by plastic surgeons when treating severe gynecomastia cases.

Newport Beach, CA (PRWEB) August 08, 2014

Gynecomastia patient who had free nipple grafting to improve his chest.

Gynecomastia patient who had free nipple grafting to improve the appearance of his chest.


Los Angeles gynecomastia (https://orangecountycosmeticsurgery.com/) patients suffering with severe cases, type 6 or 7, have been faced with the difficult decision of correcting their male breasts with a surgical procedure involving an anchor lift. The anchor lift requires significant incisions which will be visible even after the recovery period. Dr. Joseph T. Cruise is now correcting severe gynecomastia with a procedure called “free nipple grafting.” This technique minimizes the incisions and their visibility over time, as well as provides superior results.

“Patients are much happier now that they don’t have to trade having enlarged breasts for a large unsightly scar down the front of their breasts,” explains Dr. Joseph Cruise.

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Traditionally, plastic surgeons have treated severe cases of gynecomastia with an anchor lift to address large sagging male breasts. The anchor lift requires an incision around the areola, a vertical incision down the front of the breast, and another horizontal incision along the breast fold/crease. Men suffering with severe gynecomastia were faced with the difficult decision of getting rid of their enlarged breasts, but gaining visible incisions that would never go away. In a sense, they would never be free from the affects of their gynecomastia. The humiliation and embarrassment would still exist, because the scars would be a tell tell sign of once having man boobs.

As a gynecomastia specialist in Los Angeles, Dr. Joseph T. Cruise continually strives to improve or come up with better ways of treating each type of gynecomastia. His vast experience has enabled him to become an expert at performing free nipple grafting as a superior alternative to the anchor lift. In fact, his free nipple grafting procedure far out weights the anchor lift, in terms of overall results and patient satisfaction, that he no longer performs the anchor lift at his practice.

Joseph T Cruise, MD sites the following reasons he prefers free nipple grafting over the anchor lift.

1) Free nipple grafting alleviates the need for the vertical incision down the front of the breast. This is the most obvious of all the incisions used with the anchor lift. 
2) There is no tension placed on the areola incision, which allows it to heal in a more favorable manner, and in most cases is unnoticeable. It may take up to 1 year to fade, but it continues to improve over time. 
3) Ability to place the areola in the most desirable position after removing excess skin and breast tissue. 
4) More latitude with flattening the chest completely.

Gynecomastia patients in Los Angeles who have had free nipple grafting with Joseph T Cruise, MD to correct their severe enlarged male breasts are some of the happiest patients in plastic surgery. When a man can regain his masculinity and no longer has to live with the embarrassment of having breasts, it is truly life-changing.