Male Breast Reduction (Gynecomastia Correction)
Overly large male chests can cause emotional issues and poor self-esteem for men.
Gyencomastia repair usually is performed through incisions made on the breasts under the nipple with surgical removal of the breast’s excess glandular tissue, associated excess fat tissue, and excess skin. In some cases, liposuction may be used in conjunction with the surgery to remove excess fat.
Breast reduction surgery usually is done in a hospital as outpatient surgery. Some patients may spend the night in the hospital. Your doctor will recommend the best type of anesthesia for you, but local anesthesia along with intravenous sedation or general anesthesia can be used.
When the procedure is complete, dressings or bandages will be applied to the incisions, and an elastic bandage will be worn to minimize swelling and support the chest as it heals. You will be given specific instructions about caring for the surgical site and which medications to take or apply directly on the breasts to aid with healing and reduce the risk of infection.
The results of gynecomastia surgery will be long lasting. Your new chest size should help relieve the physical and emotional limitations you may have experienced prior to the chest reduction. Your chest generally will have a better shape and more proportional with your physique. Over the course of time, your chest may slightly change due to aging, weight fluctuations, and gravity.