What is Male Breast Reduction?
Male breast reduction surgery is a procedure used to eliminate excess breast tissue, sagging skin, and fat that lead to men having the appearance of breasts. The condition is called gynecomastia.
We tend to think of breast reduction as a female procedure, but many men also opt to have this surgery. Gynecomastia is a common condition, affecting about 50% of men, particularly men over age 50.
Benefits of Male Breast Reduction
The male breast reduction procedure has many physical and psychological benefits, including the following:
- 1Flatter chest without the appearance of breasts
- 2Improved self-esteem and eliminated embarrassment
- 3Reduced pain felt in the tissues
- 4Elimination of emotional pain and suffering
- 5A more masculine figure
Male Breast Reduction Before and After
Our before and after male breast reduction photos will help you get an idea of what can be expected. Individual results will vary.
How is Male Breast Reduction Performed?
The procedure may be performed under general anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedation. An incision will be made, usually near the areola or underneath the arm. The additional tissue will then be removed, and liposuction may be used in conjunction with this procedure.
If your enlarged breasts consist primarily of excessive fatty tissue, your surgeon may use liposuction alone. If excess glandular tissue is the primary cause, the tissue may be removed with a scalpel. This excision may be performed alone or in conjunction with liposuction.
Preparing for Your Male Breast Reduction Procedure
To prepare for your male breast reduction procedure, you will need to follow the specific instructions given to you by your plastic surgeon. It is important to make sure you follow these instructions exactly.
Before surgery begins, it is not uncommon for your plastic surgeon to have labs performed. You may need to adjust the way you take certain medications, and you may need to avoid eating before the procedure. It is important to stop smoking before the procedure is performed as well.
Male Breast Reduction Recovery
You will be given specific instructions to care for your incision after the procedure. It is important to follow these instructions to avoid infection. If you experience chest pains, unusual symptoms, or other pain, you should seek immediate medical attention.
How Much Does the Male Breast Reduction Procedure Cost?
The cost of a male breast reduction procedure varies from patient to patient. We are ready and happy to discuss any financing with you during your consultation.
Is Male Breast Reduction Right for Me?
In general, the best candidates for surgery have firm, elastic skin that will reshape to the body’s new contours.
Why Choose Arrowhead Plastic Surgeons?
Our physicians understand that all patients are unique, and no single procedure fits all patients. With the combination of aesthetic and surgical skills, we have the ability to meet the unique needs of our patients.
What to Expect During Your Consultation
When you come in for a consultation, you and your plastic surgeon will discuss the procedure, your candidacy for the procedure and recovery. In addition, you and your plastic surgeon may discuss your current lifestyle and any medications you are currently taking. This is also the best time to go over your medical record and to ask any questions you have about the procedure.
A number of people are discovering the benefits of a male breast reduction procedure to boost their confidence and self-esteem. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!