Breast reduction in male – Gynecomastia

Breasts in male or Gynecomastia are attributed to the reasons such as larger secretion of male estrogen hormones and excessive growth of localized fat or breast tissue. Though male breasts do not affect the health conditions, gynecomastia leads to discomfort, embarrassment and lowers the self-confidence. Male breast reduction (Gynecomastia) surgery, also called as reduction mammoplasty, is carried out to correct this issue. Along with breast reduction, areola reduction surgery may also be necessary to achieve right proportion of breast and areola.

Am I a candidate?

  • If a man is worried about his breast size and feels it is too large.
  • A healthy individual without any medical complications
  • Non smokers and non-drug users
  • Those who have realistic expectations from the surgery

Before Procedure

One should disclose to the doctor about the medical history, current medications, and also habits like tobacco and alcohol use. The doctor may advice to stop some medications and tobacco and alcohol consumption.

The procedure

For patient’s comfort, either intravenous sedation or general anesthesia is administered before surgery. The surgery techniques depend upon the reasons behind male breast. Excision techniques are used in the cases where excess skin or glandular tissues are the reason and liposuction is employed where the male breasts are due to accumulation of excess fat. If necessary, a combination of liposuction and excision techniques is also used in the correction procedure.

After procedure

Gauze dressings or bandages are applied on incisions and a support garment is placed both to aid healing and hold new chest contour. Adherence to the Post–op instructions and a follow-up visit are essential.

At Skinovate all the procedures are done only by experienced surgeon by using advanced medical techniques so that best possible results are always achieved.