Male Breast Reduction
Reduces abnormally-enlarged, female-like breasts in men through the procedure of liposuction and/or cutting out excess glandular tissue. This condition is known as gynecomastia. (Male breast reduction is sometimes covered by medical insurance.)
Length: 1 hour or more.
Results: Permanent, although weight gain or use of certain drugs may cause a recurrent condition.
Procedure: An incision is made in the areola, the dark area surrounding the nipple, or in the armpit. Fat and glandular tissues are removed to create a chest that is flatter and firmer, contributing to a more masculine contour. Liposuction may be performed in conjunction with male breast reduction.
Anesthesia: Local with Sedation, General
Patient Status: Outpatient – In most cases.
Recovery: Back to work: 3 to 7 days. More strenuous activity: 2 to 3 weeks. Swelling and bruising: 3 to 6 months.
Side Effects: Temporary bruising, swelling, numbness, soreness, and burning sensations.