Male Breast Reduction (Gynecomastia) is considered by men who wish to reduce enlarged, female-like breasts using liposuction and/or cutting out excess glandular tissue (sometimes covered by insurance).
Male Breast Reduction is usually an outpatient surgery with preparations and procedure encompassing approximately 1 hour or more. General anesthesia is recommended. Temporary bruising, mild swelling, numbness, and soreness can be expected.
Our patients are usually back to work in 3 to 7 days and should avoid strenuous activity for 4 weeks. Swelling and bruising can remain for up to 3 to 6 months.
Side Effects & Risks
Side Effects: Temporary bruising, swelling, numbness, soreness.
Risks: Infection. Fluid accumulation. Injury to the skin. Rippling or bagginess of skin. Asymmetry. Pigmentation changes (may become permanent if exposed to sun). Excessive scarring if tissue was cut away. Need for second procedure to remove additional tissue.