CORRECTION (Male Breast Reduction)
Mastectomy for gynecomastia is a procedure that reduces the size of the male
breast. In many cases this is done primarily with liposuction, although sometimes
the breast tissue directly behind the areola requires removal using an incision
around the areola.
Good candidates for this procedure are men who have relatively large breasts
and do not have a treatable hormonal or medication cause for the condition. Fullness
in the breast without a lot of excess skin is ideal. When there is a lot of sagging
or excess skin, a longer scar may be needed. Patients should be healthy and not
Surgery and Recovery
The procedure is performed under general anesthesia, and patients go home the
same day. Recovery is 5-7 days for the discomfort to gradually reduce. Time off
of work is usually one week. Strenuous activity is avoided for 3-4 weeks. Small
scars are left where the liposuction device enters the skin, and sometimes around
the areola region. Scars lighten over a 6-12 month period.
Please schedule a consultation and examination so we can discuss the risks
and benefits of this procedure and determine if gynecomastia correction is right for you.
Please note, any patient
considering cosmetic plastic surgery procedures should be in overall
good health and currently a non-smoker.
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