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Published on May 6, 2015
At the end of gynecomastia surgery, I place these sutures in the empty space (or “dead space”) between the top layer and bottom layer of the chest after tissue removal. The potential problem is that the human body wants to fill all dead space with fluid or blood, which can lead to hematoma, seroma or “hard healing” which can mar your result.
These quilting sutures eliminate the dead space and minimize potential complications after gynecomastia surgery that could lead to contour irregularities. Because of this, I use surgical drains far less frequently and my patients are happier for that.