A male breast reduction reconstructs the chest contour of a man who suffers from gynecomastia, or localized fat and excess tissue in the breast area. And according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, this condition is quite common, accounting for more than 65 percent of all male breast disorders.
Although it’s not a serious medical problem, gynecomastia can be embarrassing for a man, and undergoing male breast reduction surgery can help restore confidence and eliminate any insecurity or humiliation associated with it.
Artisan Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery has a history of successful male breast reduction surgeries, helping patients regain their self-esteem. Our doctors are always available for a one-on-one consultation, where they can show you before and after pictures, as well as discuss the procedure in detail, including male breast reduction prices.
Is Male Breast Reduction Right for Me?
If you are a healthy male with fairly elastic skin and you are suffering from gynecomastia, you are most likely a suitable candidate for a male breast reduction. However, if you are overweight or obese, you may be advised to lose weight through diet and exercise before resorting to surgery. Most importantly, your breast development should be stabilized before considering male breast reduction surgery.
In addition, you may not be an appropriate candidate for this surgery if your enlarged breasts are due to any of the following:
- Certain medications
- Other drugs
Your doctor will discuss your medical history, including any medications, during your initial consultation.
Before & After Photos
Male breast reduction procedures will vary depending on the consistency of the excess tissue of each patient. For example, if your breasts are mostly made up of glandular tissue, your surgeon will excise this tissue with a scalpel. If they are composed mostly of fatty tissue, your surgeon will use liposuction to help remove it.
Your surgeon will make a small incision on the edge of the nipple or in the underarm area. He will then cut the excess fat, skin, and tissue away before closing the incision and covering it with a dressing and chest wrap.
Recovery After Male Breast Reduction
After your male breast reduction surgery, you may experience some swelling and discomfort, which can be controlled with medication that your doctor will prescribe for you. You’ll need to wear an elastic pressure garment for at least two weeks, which will help to reduce swelling.
We advise most of our patients to refrain from heavy exercise, sexual activity, or anything else that may risk a blow to the chest for a few weeks following the male breast reduction surgery. However, you should be able to return to work and resume normal daily activities within a few days, and you should begin walking around immediately after surgery. Your surgeon will remove the stitches after two weeks.