Male Breast Reduction for Gynecomastia
Breast reduction surgery is not limited to women by any means. It is common procedure performed on men and boys who have a condition called Gynecomastia.
Gynecomastia is swelling of the breast tissue in men and boys that is caused by an imbalance of the hormones estrogen and testosterone. It can affect one or both breast, sometimes unevenly. Children, boys going through puberty and older men man develop Gynecomastia as a result of normal changes in hormone levels, though other causes, such as extreme weight loss, may also exist.
Can Male Breast Reduction Surgery Help Me?
Generally, Gynecomastia isn’t a serious problem, however, many men find themselves so embarrassed by this condition that they avoid sports and activities, and even intimacy. If you are experiencing discomfort or pain from your breasts or are embarrassed for them to be seen, male breast reduction is a viable option for you.
What Should I Expect With Male Breast Reduction Surgery?
Male breast reduction surgery is not different in procedure than in women, though the amount of tissue removed is typically much smaller. The incision is nearly undetectable because it is located near the armpit or on the rim of the areola.
Surgical options may include liposuction and/or direct excision of extra tissue through the smallest necessary incision. Your doctor will take measurements and discuss your specific treatment with you in-depth so that you will be able to look forward to increased confidence and comfort after your breast reduction surgery.
Male breast reduction for Gynecomastia is typically performed under anesthesia as outpatient surgery. You may need to wear a surgical vest to reduce swelling and help the skin contract after surgery. You should be able to return to non-strenuous activity within 5-7 days. Your doctor will discuss pain management with you during your consultation.
If you are considering breast reduction due to Gynecomastia, Dr. Abboushi or Dr. Singh would be happy to meet you in a complimentary consultation to listen to your concerns and discuss options specific to your personal needs. Please click here or call our office at (770) 929-0634 to arrange a time to take the first step toward a happier and more attractive YOU.