Gynecomastia Kenalog Injection Reviews
The treatment for gynecomastia is surgery and not injections of any kind including Kenalog. If you have excess fatty tissue, liposuction is the best treatment. If you have excess breast gland tissue, excision is the best treatment.(Parham Ganchi, PhD, MD, Wayne Plastic Surgeon)
Injection of Kenalog for the treatment of male gynecomastia is definitely ill-advised. Please do not do it! I can assure you that the outcomes are fraught with potential adverse outcomes and complications.
You may wish to inquire about Vaser® liposuction as I find this extremely helpful in treating gynecomastia patients. (Stephen A. Goldstein, MD, Englewood Plastic Surgeon)
Kenalog injection for gynecomastia – a bad idea
If your gynecomastia is mostly gland tissue, the Kenalog will not work. If it is mostly fatty tissue, the Kenalog may cause some atrophy of the fat but it is unpredictable and could leave some contour irregularities or divots which can be very hard or impossible to fix.
Avoid Kenalog injections for the correction of gynecomastia
Kenalog is a very strong and effective medication. It works by really changing the tissue and helping contraction.
This is the reason why is commonly used for the treatment of hypertrophic scars, and keloids. For these conditions, a very small amount of Kenalog is used.
It is not advisable to inject Kenalog into the breast for the correction of gynecomastia. The results from the Kenalog injections are not predictable and will cause permanent changes to the tissue. These injections may also cause permanent skin discoloration.
Steroid injections are not a great idea here. The risk exceeds the potential benefit. (John P. Di Saia, MD, Orange Plastic Surgeon)
Proper Treatment for Gynecomastia
Steroid injections are not appropriate for gynecomastia. Non surgical treatment is only recommended if a known medical issue has caused the gynecomastia. If there is no identifiable cause then a combination of removal of the glandular tissue and liposuction produce consistent results. (Earl Stephenson, Jr., MD, DDS, FACS, Atlanta Plastic Surgeon)
Kenalog and gynecomastia
Using kenalog to try to reduce gynecomastia is not a good idea and probably would not even help at all. Gynecomastia needs to be treated with surgery by either liposuction or surgical excision. (Steven Wallach, MD, New York Plastic Surgeon)
Injection of corticosteroids (such as Kenalog) is NOT only not a proper treatment for gynecomastia, it is really a VERY bad idea. Surgery offers a controlled removal and shaping of the chest, injecting a medication (such as in MESOTHERAPY cocktail) or in your case, Kenalog, does not.
Since NO DRUG preferentially liquefies both fat or breast glad tissue and corticosteroids are notorious for their effects on soft tissues, the results will be disastrous.
You most like end up with an irregular depression, where the fat had been, with persistent breast tissue and very much thinned chest skin injected with small blood vessels.
This result will NOT be reversible and will be MUCH more traumatic than surgery. Do not do it. (Peter A. Aldea, MD, Memphis Plastic Surgeon)
Conservative treatment of Gynecomastia
Gynecomastia should be addressed by surgical excision or liposuction depending on the degree of skin redundancy and nipple ptosis. Kenalog injections have no role in the treatment of gynecomastia. (Raffy Karamanoukian, MD, FACS, Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon)
Kenalog for gynecomastia is not a good idea
This would be way to unpredictable and could result in associated thinning of your skin, stretch marks, spider veins, as well as uneven contour. If your gynecomastia is small it is mostly likely dense breast tissue and would not respond at all to a Kenalog injection.
A surgical excision, typically under local anesthesia, would be a great alternative and the best treatment option. (Jeffrey Zwiren, MD, Atlanta Plastic Surgeon)
No to steroids for gynecomastiaThis is not recommended and may result in disproportionate atrophy of the fat and skin with little effect on the breast. This has the potential to make your condition even more prominent with a lumpy-bumpy appearance.
However, if you are expereiencing some degree of post-surgical fibrosis, Kenlaog may be beneficial in small and staged doses. (Otto Joseph Placik, MD, Chicago Plastic Surgeon)
Steroid injection for Gynecomastia does NOT work!
Steroid injection would most likely just cause fat and subcutaneous tissue atrophy, and not that of the breast gland. Unfortunately, there is no way to control the extent of atrophy of skin and subcutaneous tissue; therefore, the patient can end up with dents and areas of hypopigmentation of skin. (Sean Younai, MD, FACS, Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon)