Whether it is in the locker room or at the beach, a lot of men are embarrassed by overly large breasts, which is a condition called gynecomastia. Cosmetic surgeons typically treat gynecomastia with a simple and efficient procedure called breast reduction, which is also commonly performed to remove breast tissue in female patients suffering from breast hyperplasia.
How is breast reduction for men performed ?
During surgery (performed under general anesthesia, or local anesthesia in certain instances), the surgeon performs small incisions in the lower portion of the areolas to access excess tissue. He removes excess fat and / or excess glandular tissue as well as excess skin. The size of the areolas can be reduced if they have stretched because of excess tissue accumulating underneath them.
How long is gynecomastia surgery ?
Breast reductions for men are usually completed in less than 2 hours.
Recovering after gynecomastia surgery
Patients recovering from breast reduction have to wear a compression garment around the chest during a few weeks in order to help swelling and bruising go down. Most patients have fully healed after approximately one month. To help wound healing, patients have to protect incision sites from sun exposure during a few months.
Achieving a more masculine chest
If you are a man presenting with a slight, moderate or severe gynecomastia and you want to know if you can benefit from breast reduction, get in touch with Dr.Balti. Through the contact page of the website, you can send pictures of your chest in order to know what type of result you can expect.