If you’re embarrassed by enlarged or overdeveloped breasts, then you may be a good candidate to undergo a male breast reduction.
What is Gynecomastia?
Gynecomastia refers to the abnormal development and enlargement of breast tissue in men. This can occur because of certain medications, family history, decreased levels of testosterone, or increased body fat. Male breast reduction surgery helps correct this condition by removing excess fat and recontouring the male chest.
How is it performed?
Typically, male breast reduction surgery involves both liposuction and direct excision. Small incisions are made underneath the breast and/or within the borders of the areola. Exact incision types and locations are adjusted based upon the extent of your procedure. Liposuction is performed to remove fat and excessive glandular tissue and skin are removed via direct excision. Liposuction is also used to help contour the chest. Drains are usually placed and the incisions are closed with external and internal sutures. Surgical tape may be applied as a dressing.
What to expect after surgery?
This procedure is typically performed on an outpatient basis, meaning you will go home the same day as your surgery. You will need to wear your compression garment post-operatively, and you will be prescribed oral pain medication to help with any discomfort or soreness that you may feel. You will also need to empty your drains 3-4 times/day and record the drainage output. Bruising, fluid retention, and swelling are common after this surgery and will subside over several weeks. Final results may be obscured until all of the swelling has resolved.
Schedule a Consultation
Are you interested in learning more about surgery for gynecomastia? Please contact Dr. Khan’s office today. During your consultation with Dr. Khan, she will be happy to address any questions or concerns you may have about male breast reduction surgery, including any potential side effects. Our office is conveniently located at 3811 Turtle Creek Blvd, Suite 200 Dallas, TX 75219.