Male breast reduction surgery is a procedure that treats gynecomastia in men by removing abnormal breast tissue for a leaner, more masculine chest.
We work with men who have excess, sagging tissue in their chest, or have a breast appearance similar to a woman’s breasts. Known as gynecomastia, this condition accounts for about 65 percent of male breast disorders and can be corrected with male breast reduction surgery. This is a procedure used to reduce the size of the breast, and give men a flatter chest with a more masculine male contour. A male breast reduction can significantly improve the self-esteem, confidence and quality of life for a man and allow him to expose his chest without fear or worry.
DURING THE SURGERY
Male breast reduction takes about 2 to 3 hours to complete, and is performed under general anesthesia. The incision is often placed along the edge of the areola, the fold under the breast or in the axilla. Excess breast tissue or fat can be removed with liposuction, excision, or a combination of the two.
A few days after surgery, any bandages that are applied are removed. Patients are required to wear a support garment or compression bandage to help support the chest. The chest area will feel tight due to swelling, but fades within a few weeks. The scars will be pink for several weeks, but will fade over several months. Patients will be able to go about light daily activities after the first few days, but more aerobic recreation should be delayed for about 3 weeks. Most patients return to their jobs within 1 week unless their job requires lifting or aerobic activity.
COMBINE WITH OTHER PROCEDURES ?
Breast reduction is often combined with liposuction.
WHEN CAN I GO BACK TO WORK ?
Every person recovers differently. The recovery period depends on how many procedures were performed at the same time. The average return to work for the standard male breast reduction is 1 week.
WHEN CAN I EXERCISE AGAIN?
The average return to routine exercises is no sooner than 2 months.