Effects of laser-assisted lipolysis on nipple-areola complex

ERGÜN S., Kayan R. B., Gules M. E., Kuzu I. M.

JOURNAL OF COSMETIC AND LASER THERAPY, vol.19, no.4, pp.215-218, 2017 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 19 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/14764172.2017.1288258
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.215-218
  • Keywords: Cosmeceuticals, liposuction, spider veins, GYNECOMASTIA, LIPOSUCTION, CLASSIFICATION
  • Bezmialem Vakıf University Affiliated: Yes


Background: Gynecomastia, as a most common benign condition, represents itself as the enlargement of the male breast and also nipple-areola complex as the severity of the condition increases. With this study, we aimed to clarify the effects of 980-nm diode laser on nipple-areola complex (NAC). Objectives: Although numerous open techniques have been described to correct gynecomastia, nowadays trends have shifted to minimally invasive techniques such as laser-assisted lipolysis (LAL). Methods: A total of 25 patients with bilateral gynecomastia treated with LAL by using a 980-nm diode laser. Results: The resultant contour and reduced size of the complex were satisfactory. Conclusions: LAL leads to significant reduction of the size of NAC.