One of the most popular procedures for men in our practice is the Male Breast Reduction procedure. The Male Breast Reduction or Gynecomastia procedure is intended for men who desire a flatter chest with a more masculine contour. During this procedure, excess breast tissue or fat can be removed with liposuction, direct removal, or a combination of both.
If you are a man who has excessively large breasts, you would be a potential candidate for the male breast reduction procedure. Also, you would be a good candidate if you have excess or sagging tissue in your chest area after losing a large amount of weight.
You will go home several hours after surgery to be cared for by a friend or relative. A compression vest or chest wrapping is usually indicated for 2-3 weeks after surgery to help reduce swelling. The sutures dissolve on their own within several weeks.
Additional procedures that will enhance the results of the male breast reduction are liposuction of excess fat in axilla (armpit area) or contouring and flattening of abdomen with liposuction and/or tummy tuck.
All surgery involves risk and potential complications. A thorough discussion of the risks and potential benefits of any procedure is an essential part of the preoperative consultative process.