Male Breast Reduction
Excess breast tissue in men is known as gynecomastia and can be a result of hormonal imbalances, weight gain, genetics, or certain medications and drugs. This condition can be psychologically distressing and have a negative effect on one’s quality of life. A male breast reduction surgery can improve one’s chest contour and enhance one’s self-image.
How is a male breast reduction performed?
There are several techniques that are employed in a gynecomastia procedure, including liposuction to remove fat, direct excision of excess skin and breast tissue, or a combination of both techniques. The nipple/areola may need to be re-positioned or reduced in some cases. During your individualized consultation, Dr. Belz will discuss your surgical options, review the risks and benefits of plastic surgery, and clarify the post-operative recovery course.
What is the recovery like for a male breast reduction?
Gynecomastia surgery is typically performed under general anesthesia on an outpatient basis. Patients will be required to wear a compression garment for several weeks following surgery and should anticipate 5-7 days of downtime for recovery. Bruising and swelling may be present for two to three weeks. Strenuous activity and exercise, including weightlifting, should be avoided for approximately 4 to 6 weeks or until cleared by Dr. Belz.
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“Dr. Belz is an amazing surgeon. She changed my life! She’s friendly, accommodating, understanding, professional and more than anything I was 100% comfortable during the entire process. She was recommended to me on a Breast Reduction Support group page on Facebook. There was even a moment right before surgery when the anesthesiologist was giving her and I a hard time about something a nurse had written down on my chart and she handled the situation with professionalism, and class. Ultimately we were able to explain the miscommunication and the surgery was able to happen. She persevered for her patient and made it happen. Meredith and the front desk team are also always very kind and welcoming and they improve the over all inviting environment of the office. I highly recommend this team and Dr. Belz!” – A. B.
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