Also known as gynecomastia treatment, male breast reduction is designed to create a more masculine appearance for men who may have abnormally large breasts. A condition that affects nearly 50% of all men, gynecomastia generally subsides over time but may persist among some men. Due to a number of factors, including hormonal imbalances, localized excess fat and/or glandular tissues, genetics, and medications, gynecomastia causes male breasts to become enlarged and imbalanced to the rest of the body. Dr. Matthew Malamet offers male breast reduction for men who need surgical correction to improve the masculine appearance of the chest.
The Male Breast Reduction Procedure
Male breast reduction typically involves a combination of surgical excision and liposuction. Depending on the amount of correction necessary, Dr. Matthew Malamet will help to determine which advanced procedures will be necessary to produce the very best results. Generally, male breast reduction can be done with the use of liposuction. Depending on the amount of excess fat and tissue that needs to be removed, incisions can be made around the areola or at the base of the breast. In more severe cases, where excess skin may need to be removed, incisions may be larger and may result in more significant visible scarring.
Male Breast Reduction Key Facts:
- Anesthesia: General
- Length of Procedure: 60 Minutes-3 Hours
- Length of Stay: Patients generally return home shortly after the procedure
- Discomfort: Moderate swelling, bruising and discomfort
- Anticipate: Swelling and Bruising will persist for a few weeks, but daily activities can be resumed within a few days
- Final Results: Visible once swelling and bruising subside
- Duration of Results: Lasting
Gynecomastia Treatment Results
In most cases, patient satisfaction for male breast reduction is high, and any potential visible scarring is minimal. Since incisions are minimal, most patients can resume light activity after 1 day, and more strenuous activities can be resumed after 4 weeks. Dr. Malamet often recommends a supportive wrap immediately following the procedure to assist the healing process.
If you would like to learn more about breast reduction for men and how it can help to produce a more masculine chest appearance, schedule a consultation with Dr. Matthew Malamet. He meets with each patient individually to address any questions or concerns that may come up prior to the actual procedure.