A lot of men suffer from having overly developed male breasts, which can severely impact self-esteem and self-image. Male breast reduction surgery is the preferred procedure to remove excess breast tissue and fat to reduce the size of overly developed breasts. It can provide a more masculine appearance to the chest and boost self-confidence.

MALE BREAST REDUCTION

Procedure

Male breast reduction surgery reduces overly developed male breasts and nipples using liposuction and/or by surgically removing excess glandular tissue.

LENGTH

Approximately one and a half to three hours.

ANESTHESIA

Either general anaesthesia is used or intravenous sedation and local anesthesia are used.

INPATIENT/OUTPATIENT

This is an outpatient procedure.

POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS

Temporary bruising, swelling, numbness, soreness, and/or a burning sensation are possible.

MALE BREAST REDUCTION

RISKS

Infection, fluid build-up, injury to the skin, rippling or looseness of the skin, asymmetry, pigmentation changes, excessive scarring if tissue was cut away, loss of nipple sensation, contour irregularities and in some instances the need for a second procedure to remove additional tissue is required.

RECOVERY

The patient may go back to work after seven days. More strenuous activity may be resumed after two to three weeks. Most of the swelling and bruising will disappear after three to six months.

RESULTS

Permanent, although subsequent weight gain may cause the breast area to once again become larger.

MALE BREAST REDUCTION

MALE BREAST REDUCTION FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Yes, You would need to wear your supportive garment and avoid heavy sports and activity for a period of time (usually 6 weeks) after surgery but you can resume your normal work in about 1-2 weeks after the operation.

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