Gynecomastia is the condition that results in enlarged breasts in men and is repaired with a Male Breast Reduction. A male breast reduction removes excess fat or glandular tissue that contributes to overly large breasts. Factors that exacerbate the symptoms of gynecomastia include hormonal imbalances, excess fat in the area, excess glandular tissue, medications, and genetics. A male breast reduction is the surgical procedure commonly used to reverse the effects of the aforementioned factors and provide a proportionate breast size.
Benefits of Male Breast Reduction
Men suffering from Gynecomastia will find a male breast reduction can promote a masculine appearance to the chest and eliminate embarrassing “man boobs.” Patients find restored self-confidence and more motivation to return to a workout regimen, further promoting a healthy lifestyle.
The effects of a male breast reduction are lasting if the patient maintains a healthy weight, but in cases where gynecomastia again enlarges the breasts, a follow-up male breast reduction can be possible.
About Male Breast Reduction
Gynecomastia can be corrected with two methods: liposuction or with the removal of excess breast tissue via a small incision around the areola. A suction breast reduction is usually all that is required to achieve the desired results and only involves a small incision in the breast so the fatty deposits may be suctioned out.
Patients are required to wear a compression garment over the treated area for seven to ten days, with bandages typically being removed the day after the surgery. Bruising and swelling will occur but will decrease gradually. It is important to avoid heavy exercises for two to three weeks following the surgery and the final results may not be visible for roughly ten weeks following the procedure.
Serving patients from Honolulu, Maui, Kona, Hilo, and across Hawaii, Dr. Schlesinger can assess your needs and determine the best approach to your male breast reduction.