Gynecomastia, or enlarged male breasts, is a common condition affecting thousands of American men to varying degrees. Fortunately, gynecomastia can often be treated through male breast reduction, a procedure performed to reduce excess breast tissue in men using either liposuction or direct excision methods. It is an excellent option for men who feel self-conscious about their appearance, leaving them with a chest that is flatter and firmer.
If you are struggling to decide whether you should undergo this procedure, take into consideration these points. If you are embarrassed to remove your shirt in public or participate in sports or other activities, you may be able to benefit from a male breast reduction. This surgery can also improve your overall body proportions and increase your self-confidence!
Typically, male breast reduction is performed as an outpatient procedure under general anesthesia. Using either liposuction of excision methods, this procedure is meant to correct deformities of the breast.
If a patient undergoes breast reduction with liposuction, a thin, hollow tube called a cannula will be inserted through small incisions at the treatment site. Liposuction will then take place, removing excess fat through the cannula by vacuum suction. This technique is primarily used in cases where there is excess fatty tissue.
For those who undergo the excision technique, excess skin and breast tissue are removed. The incision pattern will vary depending on your specific condition and desired outcome. This technique is primarily used in cases where there is excess glandular tissue.
Following male breast reduction surgery, patients may experience temporary side effects, including bruising, swelling, and numbness. Most patients can return to work and normal activities in as little as one week. It is important to follow the specific post-op instructions given to you by Dr. Rosenberg to ensure a safe and quick recovery.