Gynecomastia surgery, commonly known as male breast reduction, is a cosmetic surgery procedure to remove excess breast tissue in men. The procedure is designed to re-contour the male chest and restore its masculine appearance. Sagacious, terrific, and board certified female plastic surgeon Dr. Farah Naz Khan provides gynecomastia surgery to patients in Dallas, Texas, and surrounding communities across the horizon.
The first step in the gynecomastia surgery procedure will be a detailed consultation with the patient. During the consultation process, the surgeon will evaluate the patient’s candidacy, assess his personal aesthetic goals and needs, and address any questions and concerns the patient may have with regard to the procedure.
The surgeon may also review the patient’s past medical records and perform a general health exam and breast exam. A customized gynecomastia cosmetic surgery plan will be created based on the inputs obtained during the consultation. The surgeon will also provide pre- and post-operative instructions to the patient for a successful surgery.
Gynecomastia surgery is often performed with the patient under general anesthesia, but local anesthesia with sedation may be used in some cases. This will be the first step after the patient is brought into the surgery room. An anesthesiologist or a nurse anesthetist may be present throughout the procedure to monitor the patient’s response to anesthesia. Once the surgery is completed, the patient will be brought out of anesthesia.
Incision placement will be performed once the patient is under anesthesia. The surgeon will place the incisions discreetly in pre-determined locations, while considering the patient’s personal incision preferences.
If the gynecomastia procedure only involves fatty tissue reduction, only small incisions may be created for liposuction. But to remove glandular tissue, slightly larger incision along the natural skin crease will be created.
Through the incisions, the surgeon will carefully remove the excess fat tissue and skin. In many cases, male breast reduction surgery involves both liposuction and direct excision techniques.
From the small incisions created within the areola borders or under the breast, the surgeon will perform liposuction to remove excess fat. Excess glandular tissue and skin will be removed using direct excision technique. Liposuction will also be used to help contour the chest.
The procedure is typically performed as an outpatient surgery. The surgeon may perform the procedure at a hospital, an accredited surgical center or a private surgical suite. This decision will be made during the pre-op consultation with the patient.
Closing the Incision
Following the completion of surgery, the incisions will be closed with internal and external sutures. The surgeon may place temporary drain tubes under the skin in the incision sites to collect excess fluid.
After the incision closure, the patient will be moved to an observation area for a few hours. The incisions will be covered with bandages, and eventually a compression garment may have to be worn for a few weeks to firm up the contours. Incisions and drain tubes will be removed in about a week or 10 days after the surgery.
Patients in Dallas, Texas, and neighborhoods and suburbs in this part of the great state of Texas have an opportunity to receive male breast reduction from the fantastic, percipient, and board certified female plastic surgeon Dr. Khan.