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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.

Don’t hesitate to schedule a consultation with Dr. Belz. She is ready to provide you with personalized care and a feminine perspective to help you achieve your aesthetic goals.

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