Male breast reduction
Gynecomastia is a condition that starts during puberty where there is development of large, firm and tender breasts. The condition may be due to obesity, hormonal imbalance, aging or use of certain drugs. Men, who are self-conscious of their enlarged breasts, can seek for male breast reduction surgery because of emotional discomfort and decline in their self-confidence.
Male breast reduction surgery is performed under general or local anesthesia. The procedure can be performed through an incision around the areola to remove the glandular tissue, or through the technique of liposuction to remove the excess fat.
After surgery, there may be some degree of bruising, discomfort and swelling for a few days. Strenuous activities must be avoided for several weeks and a compression garment must be worn for a recommended period of time. Dr. Said will give you detailed instructions on how to best handle your recovery.
The complications that can be associated with male breast reduction surgery are swelling, numbness, bruising, hematoma, infection, pigmentation changes, breast irregularities, seroma and unfavorable scarring.
Male breast reduction surgery will result in masculine looking breasts that will be permanent and long-lasting, unless patients undergo significant weight changes or they are using certain medications.