Male Breast Reduction Surgery – What You Need to Know
Gynecomastia, commonly known as ‘man boobs’, is a condition that affects many men. It is characterized by an excess of glandular tissue and fat in the breast area, leading to a feminine-looking chest. While diet and exercise can help reduce the excess fat, in some cases, male breast reduction surgery is necessary to remove the additional glandular tissue. In this blog post, we’ll explore all you need to know about this procedure.
Male breast reduction surgery is a cosmetic procedure that involves removing excess glandular tissue, fat, and skin from the chest area. It aims to create a flatter, more masculine-looking chest. There are various techniques that can be used for male breast reduction, including liposuction, excision, or a combination of the two.
Who is a Good Candidate for this Procedure?
The ideal candidate for male breast reduction surgery is someone who:
- is suffering from gynecomastia
- has good physical health
- has realistic expectations about the outcome of the procedure
- is at a stable weight
It’s important to note that male breast reduction surgery should not be considered a weight-loss procedure, and it won’t prevent future weight gain. Therefore, if you are overweight, it’s recommended that you first try to achieve a healthy weight through lifestyle changes before considering surgery.
What Happens During the Procedure?
The specific technique used during male breast reduction surgery will depend on the individual patient’s needs. In general, the procedure involves removing excess glandular tissue and fat, sometimes in combination with skin removal. The surgery usually takes 1-3 hours and is performed under general anesthesia. Patients can typically go home the same day, but it’s important to have someone to drive you back and to stay with you for the first few days.
What is the Recovery Process Like?
The recovery process after male breast reduction surgery can take several weeks. You’ll likely experience some pain, swelling, and bruising in the chest area for the first few days after the surgery. It’s important to avoid strenuous physical activity for at least 4-6 weeks and to wear a compression garment to help minimize swelling and promote healing. Your surgeon will provide detailed instructions on how to care for your incisions and manage any discomfort.
Male breast reduction surgery can be life-changing for men suffering from gynecomastia. If you’re considering this procedure, get in touch today to talk to a leading experienced plastic surgeon who can guide you through the process and help you achieve the results you desire. With the information provided in this blog post, we hope you feel more informed and confident in making a decision about male breast reduction surgery.