Male Breast Reduction Options
Liposuction can be performed as a standalone procedure for men who only have excess fatty tissue causing their pseudogynecomastia. While diet and exercise may be able to reduce some fat tissue, many men struggle to achieve the chest contour they desire because of a natural predisposition to accumulate fat in this area. Liposuction uses gentle vacuum suction to remove fat from the chest. Definition in the pectoral area and a more masculine appearance can be created.
Excision is performed when there is the presence of glandular tissue along the chest. Determining whether you have glandular tissue typically requires secondary testing. During excision, glandular tissue is removed via a discreet incision placed along the lower portion of the breast. Excess skin may also be removed in order to achieve a firmer chest contour.
Since many liposuction candidates may also have skin laxity, a combination of liposuction and excision can be used to achieve ideal results. Liposuction can be used to remove excess fatty tissue and enhance the definition of your chest. Excess skin and glandular tissue are then excised to create a firmer, more toned chest appearance.
Dr. Hochstein is committed to providing his patients with the safest, most comfortable care possible
Addressing Your Gynecomastia Concerns
You will experience bruising and swelling following your surgery, and you may wear a compression garment to facilitate the healing process for better results. You should be able to return to work one week after your procedure. Most patients can resume their regular exercise routine and other strenuous physical activities after four weeks but only with Dr. Hochstein’s permission. Major swelling should subside by two months, but it can take up to six months before your final results are visible.
Each patient is unique; therefore, the cost of your male breast reduction will depend on the technique(s) required to achieve your ideal results. The exact price of your procedure will be decided during your initial consultation.
You are likely to feel sore and experience some mild aches following your procedure. Postoperative discomfort can be managed through oral pain medication that will be prescribed by your physician.
All incisions are carefully placed to minimize scar visibility. Most scarring is likely to fade over time. Laser treatments, oral medication, and topical creams are offered to facilitate the healthy healing and the fading of scars. Read our additional information about how to prevent and minimize scars after surgery.
Male Breast Reduction Frequently Asked Questions
Who is the ideal candidate for a male breast reduction?
Ideal male breast reduction candidates are healthy and have realistic expectations about their results. Patients seeking this procedure have either been diagnosed with gynecomastia or are dissatisfied with their feminine chest appearance.
How do I determine which correction technique I need?
Dr. Hochstein will determine which technique or if a combination of techniques is required depending the cause of your enlarged male breasts. The goal of all Dr. Hochstein’s procedures is to achieve natural-looking, long-lasting results.
Will my gynecomastia return after surgery?
Depending on the cause of your gynecomastia, glandular tissue may reform following your surgery. If you have a hormone imbalance caused by a medical condition, it is important to have yourself monitored by a medical professional. Otherwise, a change in lifestyle may be required to maintain your results.
What complications are associated with surgery?
A male breast reduction is a low-risk procedure. However, complications such as excess bleeding, infection, and fluid retention can occur. You should carefully monitor your recovery and contact your doctor if any problems occur.