Male Breast Reduction (Gynecomastia)

Mans chestIf you as a male have ever noticed stubborn areas of swollen or enlarged tissue beneath your nipples then you may suffer from Gynecomastia. Men and women both have breast glands, and each can become enlarged leading to discomfort and embarrassment. Gynecomastia can occur in one breast or both and is typically caused by hereditary disease, hormonal changes or the use of certain drugs. Depending on the degree of gynecomastia, the treatment consist of liposuction, excision of glandular tissue through a small incision at the edge of the areola, possible removal of excessive skin or a combination of these procedures. It is important to disclose all medications and drug use to your surgeon to prevent the problem from recurring. If you are interested in learning more about gynecomastia surgery, then give our office a call and schedule your free consultation today!

Goals:

  • Reduce the size and prominence of breast tissue
  • Improve the overall shape of the chest
  • Improve asymmetries of the chest
  • Remove excessive skin if necessary

 Recovery:

Downtime following treatment of gynecomastia is most often 1 week. You will typically experience bruising and swelling initially after the procedure. After surgery you will be placed in a compression garment that should be worn continuously for the first 6 weeks after surgery. The discomfort is well managed with a combination of anti-inflammatory medication and prescribed pain medication. It is recommended to avoid exercising for 3-4 weeks after surgery to prevent avoidable complications such as bleeding, bruising, pain and problems healing.