Procedure

The male breast reduction also known as Gynaecomastia, is a procedure reduces the size and appearance of the breasts. It can be done by liposuction or surgically removing any excess glandular tissue.

Gynecomastia, a condition of over-developed or enlarged breasts in men, is common in men of any age.  It can be the result of hormonal changes, heredity conditions, disease or the use of certain drugs.

This condition can cause emotional discomfort and impair your self-confidence. Some men may even avoid certain physical activities and intimacy simply to hide their condition.

Gynecomastia surgery can improve the appearance of the chest in cases where diet and exercise have failed. The results of the procedure are significant and permanent

The procedure includes removal of the tissue under the breast, or liposuction of the chest wall.  In both instances, a small elliptical incision is made on the lower half of the nipple area (areola). For those men with tissue that is more glandular in nature, all breast tissue directly under the nipple is removed.
If the tissue is fattier in nature, liposuction can provide excellent results. In some people, ultrasonic assisted liposuction is an excellent approach. During liposuction, a small suction rod (cannula) is inserted into the incision to remove fat and other tissue.

In some cases, a repeat procedure is necessary to remove tissue that was missed during the first procedure. In a few cases, if there is a large amount of extra skin, it may be necessary to remove this tissue, which may result in a large scar.

Length

It takes approximately one-half to three hours.

Anesthesia

General anesthesia can be used, or intravenous and local anesthesia may be used.

Inpatient/Outpatient

This is an outpatient procedure.

Side effects possible

Temporary swelling, bruising, numbness and/or burning sensations are all possible.

There are risks

Fluid buildup, infection, injury to skin, rippling of the skin, asymmetry or pigmentation changes, excess scarring if tissue has been cut away, loss sensation, contour irregularities, and sometimes the need to perform a second procedure.

Recovery

After seven days, the patient can return to work. After two to three weeks, the patient may resume more strenuous activities. After three to six months, most swelling and bruising will subside.

Results

Although permanent, subsequent weight gain could cause breasts to grow again.

Cost of Male Breast Reduction

Costs of male breast reduction can vary based on surgeon fees, anesthesia used, inpatient (hospital) or outpatient (day surgery), implant type, method of insertion, and package inclusions.  Please ask your consultant for verification on what is/is not included.

Related Breast Procedures

Other common breast procedures include;

Next Steps

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