Gynecomastia, is much more common than one might think. The truth is that this condition of over-development of breast tissue in a man affects 40 to 60 percent of men.  For many patients, a male breast reduction procedure is a great plastic surgery option that leads to greater self-confidence. How do you know if the procedure is right for you?

Is a Reduction Something to Consider?

A large number of men who experience the over-development of breast tissue try to eliminate or reduce the tissue through changes in diet, exercise, or medication.  However, it is nearly impossible to do so with such methods. It’s important to note that a man of any age can experience this condition.

gynecomastiaSome of the characteristics include:

  • Excess localized fat
  • Excess tissue development or a combination of both fat and breast tissue
  • Gynecomastia may be present in one or both breasts

If you are in good overall health and feel you have tried these options without success, the procedure is something you might want to consider.  Male breast reduction is extremely effective, very safe, and leaves little scarring. Our Surgeons, has performed the procedure on many patients that have yielded a high level of satisfaction. Gynecomastia has been highly effective on many patients with varying forms of proportion.

What Can a Patient Expect?

During your consultation, one of our surgeons will evaluate your overall health, perform diagnostic testing and an exam as well as discuss your options and associated risks. The doctor will recommend the best treatment to ensure your comfort throughout the surgery.

In some cases, where Gynecomastia is primarily due to excess fatty tissue, liposuction techniques might be used. However, if glandular breast tissue or excess skin must be removed, excision techniques are recommended.  In some cases, both techniques are used for the most successful outcome.

Recovery Time

Specific instruction will be given to each patient following the procedure, but generally, patients can expect the following during the recovery process.

  • Dressings or bandages will be applied to your incisions and an elastic bandage or support garment may be used to minimize swelling and support the area during healing.
  • Follow-up visits are important in the recovery process.
  • Close attention by our doctorand his staff to maximize your comfort.

In most cases the results from the surgery are permanent, but can vary depending on medication, overall health, and weight gain.