MALE BREAST REDUCTION
Enlarged male breasts are a common condition for many men, even though it is rarely discussed. This condition, clinically known as gynecomastia affects 40 to 60 percent of men. In most cases, there is no known cause, although there is a correlation between various drugs and other medical conditions.
The Male Breast Reduction Procedure
Male breasts can typically develop during a hormonal change like puberty. As men physically mature, they will sometimes disappear on their own. However, male breasts might still remain due to heredity or other medical conditions.
Prior to surgery, a detailed medical history and physical examination is performed to assess the underlying cause of gynecomastia. Depending on each patient’s unique characteristics, the doctor may correct the undesired look through a variety of medical treatments. The removal of glandular tissue will determine the type of liposuction the doctor feels is best for each individual case. Typically, there is a firm and tender mass of breast tissue beneath the areola that may need to be removed.
Gynecomastia techniques include:
- Liposuction alone
- Liposuction with breast gland removal
- Liposuction with gland and skin removal
The ideal candidate for male breast removal surgery is a healthy, non-smoking adult with excess breast glands, fat or both. This procedure is commonly performed on adult males between ages 18-30.
- Patients should arrange transportation after surgery
- Home recovery for approximately 4-7 days is required before returning to work
- Post-operative swelling will improve within a week
- Resume exercise and heavy lifting within 3 weeks