Male Breast Reduction
Gynecomastia – Male Breast Reduction Surgery
Excessive breast tissue in the male chest area, referred to as gynecomastia, can be a severe detriment in one’s self-confidence and social comfort level. Male breast reduction surgery is a procedure that helps remove excess fat and glandular tissue, allowing a flatter contour to the chest.
How Does It Work?
Dr. Brown will evaluate your specific case to see what surgical technique is best suited for you. Your procedure may call for liposuction, surgical removal, or a combination of both. Ultimately, excessive glandular breast tissue will be taken out, usually via an incision at the junction of your areola and chest wall skin. For men with much larger breasts additional incisions may be required. In most cases a surgical drain will be left for a minimum of one week.
Am I A Good Candidate For A Male Breast Reduction?
You are an ideal candidate for male breast reduction if you:
Do not use nicotine products, and are in good health.
Are embarrassed by overly large breasts.
Are reluctant to remove your shirt in public, or wear tight fit clothing due to the size of your breasts.
Have painful breast tissue associated with the chest.
Have tried exercise and fitness and haven’t achieved the desired look.
Consultations Are Available Now
Take the first step. Get your questions answered and find out which treatment options are best for you by meeting with Dr. Brown and a member of his staff at Brown Plastic Surgery for an in-person consultation.
Simply fill out the form on this page, and one of our experienced team members will reach out to you promptly to schedule your consultation.
What Results Can I Expect From A Male Breast Reduction*
Minimal downtime and scarring.
Improved physical appearance and self-esteem.
How Long Does A Typical Procedure Take?
The procedure typically takes 1-2 hours, sometimes slightly longer, and is performed under general anesthesia. Dr. Brown will determine what is best for your procedure to provide the best results. It is recommended for you to wear loose clothing and to bring your compression garment on the day of surgery. You will be able to go home the same day in most cases.
Male Breast Reduction Recovery*
Prior to your surgery long-term instructions will be provided, such as how long you should wear your compression dressing and to what degree you can participate in physical activity. After your surgery Dr. Brown’s staff will assist you through the entire recovery process. Dressings will be placed over your incisions and you’ll be provided a support garment. If there is a surgical drain you will be provided instructions for care. Dr. Brown will be sure to detail what you can and can’t do during the recovery period. You’ll be scheduled for a follow-up visit within one week. The recovery period can sometimes take up to 3 months for final shape, as the swelling subsides and the final result is achieved.
Take the First Step – Request A Consultation
Please fill out the form on this page to request an in-person consultation and one of our knowledgeable medical staff members at Brown Plastic Surgery will reach out to you promptly. You can also call our our Scottsdale or West Valley offices directly to schedule at (480) 947-2455.
Brown Plastic Surgery serves the Scottsdale and West Valley areas.