For men with unusually large breasts, also known as gynecomastia, you may benefit from a male breast reduction. If you have excess skin or residual fat after weight loss, you may also benefit from a male breast reduction. This will help you achieve a flatter, more masculine chest contour.
Male breast reduction, is a procedure that removes excess breast tissue and skin, making your chest look more masculine. This often gives patient mores confidence and freedom in sports and other activities.
The best way to determine if a male breast reduction (or any procedure) is right for you is to speak with a plastic surgeon about your options. If you experience any of the following, however, it is likely that breast reduction surgery can help:
Unusually large breasts for a male
Irritation beneath the breast
Enlarged or puffy nipples
Excess skin after weight loss
Feelings of self-consciousness about the size of your breasts
You will experience some pain, bruising and swelling after surgery, which should improve during the several days after your procedure. In general, you can return to work in 5 to 7 days depending on the extent of your male breast reduction surgery. You will be instructed to wear a post-surgical garment for the first few weeks following the procedure and should avoid lifting anything over five pounds.
The placement of the incision depends on the amount of tissue that needs to be resected. In general the incision is placed at the skin-areola junction. We will review the various incision types and removal techniques as well as discuss which technique is best for you during your consultation.
Yes, there are alternatives to breast reduction. In addition to diet and exercise, some men are candidates for breast reduction with liposuction. Liposuction is performed through several small incisions and has shorter recovery than breast reduction surgery.
If you would like to learn more about your options or get started today, please contact us today to schedule your consultation.