Gynecomastia – Male Breast Reduction Surgery
Firm glandular 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 for gynecomastia is a procedure that helps remove excess fat and glandular tissue, allowing a flatter contour to the chest. This is different from men who may carry extra weight leading to enlarged breasts. In that situation enlargement is secondary to fatty tissue only, which is very different from the glandular tissue seen in Gynecomastia.
Am I a Good Candidate For
A Male Breast Reduction?
You are an ideal candidate for male gynecomastia breast reduction:
- If you are a healthy, non-nicotine using patient for more than one month with stable weight over 6 months
- If you are embarrassed by overly large breasts
- If you are reluctant to remove your shirt in public or wear tight fit clothing due to the size of your breasts
- If you have painful breast tissue associated with 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, the excess 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.
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What Results Can I Expect From A Male Breast Reduction*
- (1) Long-lasting results
- (2) Minimal downtime and scarring
- (3) 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.
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*Individual results may vary*
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 Scottsdale or West Valley offices directly to schedule at 480-568-3804. Brown Plastic Surgery serves the Scottsdale and West Valley areas.
*Individual results may vary*