Male breast reduction is a surgical procedure that corrects the problem of excess male breast tissue to provide a flat, masculine chest. The procedure is different from female breast reduction, as it involves a more complete eradication of tissue.
Who Can Benefit from Male Breast Reduction?
Men who consider this procedure often exhibit the following conditions:
- Gynecomastia: characterized by the presence of sensitive, sometimes painful excess breast tissue, gynecomastia is caused by a hormonal imbalance. In certain cases, gynecomastia can be resolved without surgery. Before considering surgery, patients who suffer from this condition should see a doctor to determine whether a lifestyle change or medication can alleviate the condition. If gynecomastia cannot be resolved through those means, male breast reduction can provide the solution, and it has done so for thousands of men.
- Abnormal amount of breast tissue due to weight gain or weight fluctuation: Obese patients are not proper candidates for male breast reduction. Men who exhibit excess breast tissue as a result of weight gain should reach a healthy, stable weight before considering surgery.
The Male Breast Reduction Procedure
During male breast reduction surgery, Dr. Frenzel makes an incision around the nipple and then performs liposuction to remove fat and glandular tissue on the chest, sculpting it to appear naturally flat. Scarring around the nipple is permanent, but fades significantly over time.
After Male Breast Reduction
Following male breast reduction, patients should expect some bruising and swelling. To ensure proper healing and a smooth result, an elastic compression garment is worn. It may take a few months for the results to be appreciated. Once full recovery has taken place, the chest will be firmer and appear more masculine. Many patients are able to further improve their appearance by initiating a healthy diet and exercise. For more information on male breast reduction, contact the office of Dr. Clayton Frenzel.