Male Breast Reduction

Male Breast Reduction

Male breast enlargement, also known as gynecomastia, is a very common condition that affects as many as half the male population. Although some cases are thought to be triggered by hormones, drugs, alcohol or marijuana use, the origin of the majority of cases is unknown. Men are relieved to learn that there is no association with this condition and breast cancer.

Male breast reduction surgery corrects the appearance of enlarged or overdeveloped breasts in men. This procedure involves the removal of excess fat, breast tissue and, in severe cases, skin, to restore a more toned, masculine appearance to the chest.

Who is a good candidate for Male Breast Reduction Surgery?

You may be a suitable breast augmentation candidate if you feel your breasts are too small or if you want your breasts to be more proportional to the rest of your figure. Many women who undergo breast augmentation after pregnancy benefit from breast augmentation in combination with breast lift surgery.

The ideal candidate for male breast reduction should be in good health. Men who are medically obese are generally advised to lose weight before seeking male breast reduction surgery.

The most common method of removing excess male breast tissue is with the use of liposuction. This allows for removal of breast tissue and tightening of the overlying skin, sculpting the chest into a more toned and masculine shape. The incisions are about a centimeter in length and are typically placed in the underarm and just under each areola. In some patients, it is necessary to excise tissue under direct vision to improve the chest contour. In those situations, an incision is made around the lower half of the areola. In the most severe cases, lax skin will require excision.

Where are the incisions made during Male Breast Reduction Surgery?

How long is recovery following Male Breast Reduction?

Some post-surgery bruising and swelling is likely to occur. You will need to wear a compression garment around the chest for four weeks. It may take several weeks for the chest to settle into its new shape.

Once recovered, the chest will be tighter, firmer, and more masculine in appearance.

Dr. Horowitz understands the discomfort and embarrassment that can be caused by gynecomastia. As an experienced plastic surgeon in Baltimore, he is pleased to provide the advanced care men need to achieve their ideal look. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Horowitz today by calling 410-741-3440. During your consultation you can also learn about the body contouring and facial plastic surgeries Dr. Horowitz provides, including facelifteyelid lift and tummy tuck.

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