Male Breast Reduction
(Gynecomastia / Mastectomy)
The appearance of large male breasts can be devastating for a man. If you are experiencing overdevelopment of glandular breast tissue and would like to achieve a flatter, masculine chest, then gynecomastia surgery may be right for you. If for any reason a man has “fatty fullness” in the breast area, this can be reduced and contoured. Fat deposition is the main reason for male breast fullness. This excess fat can be removed and any excess breast tissue, if needed, can be excised. This is all accomplished through a one inch incision under the nipple-areola area that is barely if at all detectable.
There are many techniques to improve the contour and appearance of the male chest. The male chest may be sculpted using liposuction or discrete amounts of fat may also be excised through a per areolar approach. It is best to discuss your concerns and your aesthetic goals at length with your plastic surgeon. An experienced surgeon will be able to review your options with you and show you examples of what each option may provide.
Who is a good candidate?
Some men develop male breasts because of hereditary factors, obesity or certain medications. If your breast development is caused by something that does not require treatment, you may already be a good candidate for male breast reduction. You may be a good candidate for gynecomastia if you:
- Are dissatisfied with overdeveloped male breasts
- Have excess breast tissue and skin
- Have sought medical treatment for the underlying cause of gynecomastia
- Are generally in good health
- Are near a stable weight
- Do not smoke
Result and Follow up
The surgery time is varied to the numbers of the concerned areas, approximately from 2 to 4 hours. The patient will need to undergo general anesthesia during the operation. Lab Check-up is required to the patient before the surgery. Men Chest reduction surgery can be performed either as open surgery with a large incision around your areola and under your breast or as minimally invasive surgery with small incisions if the liposuction method is needed. Gradually, you’ll return to your normal activities and schedule. Full recovery times range from a couple of weeks to a month.