Who would consider a male breast reduction?
Men who have developed male breast enlargement (gynaecomastia) may consider breast reduction surgery. It has a significant affect on a person’s confidence, and may result in them avoiding public places like the gym, swimming pools or the beach etc.
Gynaecomastia is commonly caused by an imbalance between hormones. Occasionally some medical conditions or medications may also cause male breast enlargement.
What does a Male Breast reduction procedure involve?
Breast reduction involves the removal of excess breast tissue and skin. Different techniques may be used depending on your breast size and shape. In mild cases liposuction may be used alone. In moderate and severe cases surgical excision of breast tissue and skin may also be required.
It is performed under general anesthesia and usually results in a 1 – 2 day hospital stay.
Most men return to low demand work by 2 weeks. It is advised that strenuous activities be avoided for 6 weeks following the surgery.
What results can I expect?
- After surgery temporary bruising, swelling and tenderness may occur.
- The scars on the breast usually fade over 6-12 months and become less obvious.
- The end result is a flatter and more masculine chest appearance.
- Improved self confidence is frequently experienced.
All of the potential complications will be discussed in detail with you at your consultation with Dr Pyragius.