Male Breast Reduction / Gynecomastia Surgery

Gynecomastia can be quite embarrassing to males, but it is very effectively corrected with surgery.

Teenage boys can have enlarged breasts, a condition called gynecomastia. When this occurs in younger males who are not overweight, there may actually be some glandular tissue below the nipple. This can be removed during a liposuction procedure, with a minor incision halfway around the nipple. The gland is then extracted and sent to the lab for analysis. The results of this procedure are excellent, with minimal scarring. This relatively minor procedure removes a serious concern in adolescent males.

Overweight men of any age may be affected by gynecomastia. They should first try to correct the problem with diet and exercise. Residual fat can then be easily suctioned out with tiny incisions.

Gynecomastia is characterized by:
  • Excess localized fat and/or
  • Excess glandular tissue development
  • Gynecomastia may present one or both breasts

Surgical treatment for gynecomastia removes excess fat, glandular tissue and/or skin. The result is a better proportioned, more masculine-contoured upper body.

How it's done: Excess tissue can be removed by liposuction and/or surgically excision. The procedure can include areola reduction. These are safe, ambulatory surgical procedures performed under local anesthesia.

Results: Recovery is rapid: typically, normal activity can be resumed in less than five days. Exercise can be added about four weeks after surgery. Swelling should subside in 2-4 weeks. Significant weight gain can reverse results.

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