Plastic and cosmetic surgery of the male breast

Adriana Cordova, Francesca Toia, Massimiliano Tripoli, Alessandro Innocenti, Massimiliano Tripoli

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The thorax has a fundamental role in the aesthetic of the male body: Congenital or acquired alterations are experienced as extremely frustrating clinical situations. Most breast surgery texts briefly mention gynecomastia, but no text comprehensively addresses the male breast and thorax, including reconstructive and cosmetic surgery and surgery in transgender patients. This gap is now thoroughly filled by Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery of the Male Breast: After introducing principles of anatomy and aesthetics for the male thorax, the first part focusses on the main congenital malformations and their treatment; the main benign acquired pathologies and their treatment (including an ample section dedicated to gynecomastia), the carcinoma of the male breast, with reference to familiar forms; the treatment of carcinoma and reconstruction of the thorax. The book closes with a chapter dedicated to breast surgery in transgender patients. While female breast surgery is increasingly practiced in specific Breast Units and highly specialized centers, male breast issues are treated in general and plastic surgeries units. This handy volume is a sound reference for the most complex clinical cases, and the latest reconstruction treatments for the male thorax and will be useful for general and thoracic surgeons, plastic surgeons and senologists.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages170
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-25501-5; 978-3-030-25502-2
Publication statusPublished - 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Medicine


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