Male Breast Reduction (Gynecomastia)
What is gynecomastia?
Gynecomastia is defined as enlarged or excess male breast tissue and fat, and may affect only one breast or both. While various medications have been associated with this condition, in most cases there is no known cause. Many men feel self-conscious about the size of their breasts, and a breast reduction procedure can help by removing glandular tissue and sometimes excess skin from the breasts. The result is a flatter, firmer chest with an improved contour.
How do I know if I am good candidate for the gynocomastia procedure?
During your initial consultation you will meet with a Body Cosmetica Patient Coordinator to discuss your objectives and expectations from the procedure. We will then introduce you to the physician, who will suggest a method that suits you best and answer any questions that you might have. This will involve a complete medical history and an examination.
How does the gynocomastia procedure work?
The specific type of procedure performed is dependent upon the patient's individual anatomy. The male breast reduction procedure may be performed either with liposuction alone, glandular excision alone, or more likely a combination of these techniques. In some cases, excess skin may also need to be removed. The procedure takes two hours and is performed under general anesthesia in our private ambulatory surgery facility. You may return home after the procedure.
What should I expect after a male breast reduction procedure?
Following the procedure, a compression garment is placed and worn continuously for three weeks. Most patients are able to return to work within several days. Walking and light activity is permitted the day following the procedure, but strenuous activity should be avoided for three weeks.
Why should I choose Body Cosmetica for my male breast reduction?
At Body Cosmetica we have a network of Board Certified Plastic Surgeons that specialize in male breast reduction. Their accredited facilities employ the latest state of the art technologies and techniques. They understand how important this is to you. They know that patients expect optimal results with minimum downtime and a minimal incision. Their objective is to ensure that results are natural, and that it appears as if the individual has never been "worked on".
The Benefits of Male Breast Reduction
- Improve the appearance of the chest
- Excellent option when diet and exercise have failed
- Results of the procedure are significant and permanent
- Most men are extremely satisfied with the results