Male breast reduction surgery is a procedure to remove excess fat, glandular tissues and/or skin from overdeveloped or enlarged male breasts. In severe cases of gynecomastia, the weight of excess breast tissue may cause the breasts to sag and stretch the areola (the dark skin surrounding the nipple). In these cases, the position and size of the areola can be surgically improved and excess skin may need to be reduced. Gynecomastia may result from hormonal changes, heredity, disease or the use of certain drugs, and can present unilaterally (one breast) or bilaterally (both breasts). Men with gynecomastia and men who have undergone massive weight loss may be good candidates for male breast reduction. There are a variety of different techniques used by doctors to treat gynecomastia. Gynecomastia surgery can be combined with other forms of body-contouring surgery, including liposuction, or performed at the same time with other elective surgeries.
Male Breast Reduction Procedure
During the procedure, excess fatty tissue, breast glandular tissue and excessive skin are removed from the breast area, resulting in a firmer and flatter contoured chest for male patients. Dr. Patterson provides a variety of male breast reduction techniques to improve self-confidence in your physical appearance.
Male Breast Reduction Recovery
Sutures are normally removed between 9-11 days (unless dissolvable). Return to non strenuous work within 7-14 days. Most swelling, bruising and soreness is gone within 6-8 weeks. Return to strenuous activities is permitted within 8 weeks. The scar will continue to fade up to 2 years.
Planning for Male Breast Reduction
The procedure typically takes 2-5 hours. You will either go home the same day or stay overnight in the hospital depending on your individual needs.
Still have some questions, or want to find out more? The next step is easy: Consultation with Dr. Patterson. Our staff will be happy to discuss male breast reduction surgery with you further. At Patterson Plastic Surgery, we want to be your partner in achieving the appearance you’ve always wanted!