Male breasts are far more common than most people might expect, affecting at least 35% of men at some point in their lives. This condition often occurs without a clear cause, and can happen at any point in a patient’s life. Still, it can negatively affect your quality of life and reduce confidence in your appearance and body. Male breast reduction not only can address male breasts, but it can deliver an improved contour overall.
At Synergy MD, we focus on providing our patients with an optimized and transformative experience that gives them the results they want. We work with care and discretion to create an ideal outcome for each patient using modern techniques and the latest advancements. Contact us today to learn more and get started on finding your optimal gynecomastia reduction plan today.
What Is Male Breast Reduction?
Gynecomastia reduction, also called male breast reduction, is a procedure that helps men who have developed breasts. We adapt this procedure to fit each patient’s individual needs and goals. In every case, we work closely with our patients to understand their needs and deliver results that match their expectations for male breast reduction.
We match the type of male breast reduction procedure to each patient based on their situation and their goals.
- Mild Cases: We perform targeted liposuction to remove the fatty tissue that causes breasts.
- Moderate Cases: We directly excise breast tissue and may supplement this with additional liposuction.
- Severe Case: We directly excise both tissue and some skin, reposition the nipple, and may include liposuction.
Benefits of Male Breast Reduction
- Permanently remove breast tissue and problematic fat
- Improve the contour of the chest through medical sculpting
- Enjoy a more masculine appearance overall
- Restore confidence and comfort in your own body
Is Gynecomastia Reduction Right for Me?
If you have developed male breasts that have impacted your appearance, then this procedure could be for you.
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- Being in overall good health
- Avoiding smoking before and after the procedure
- Have healthy expectations for revision results
Schedule your male breast reduction consultation today with Dr. Brown to learn more about the procedure and see if you can be a good candidate. After a full discussion of your goals and medical history, we can work with you to build a gynecomastia reduction procedure that will give you ideal results and a body you feel comfortable in.
What Is the Recovery Like?
Patients can return home the same day as their male breast reduction procedure with someone to drive them home. Swelling and some pain are expected around the chest for the first week or two, but medication can help manage this. You will need to wear a compression garment to for about three weeks to improve the healing process and your results overall.
To ensure a smooth recovery, it will be important to avoid any strenuous activity for several weeks after your gynecomastia reduction surgery. Dr. Brown will monitor your recovery with follow-up visits and let you know when it is safe to resume various activities. We are here for you throughout your recovery, so we recommend getting in touch if you have any additional questions or recovery concerns. Our staff and physicians will gladly help at every point.
When Can I See Results?
Patients will notice a significant reduction in their chest volume right after surgery. However, patients will need to wait for swelling to fully go away before their final male breast reduction results are visible. Most patients can expect to see their chest’s final results within two months of their surgery.
It is important to remember that this procedure does not target the cause of developing breasts, but it can significantly improve your appearance. Also, the tissue that has been removed is permanently gone. However, you can often maintain your results by keeping a stable weight.
Additionally, if you have learned of the cause of your breasts, you can avoid those factors to ensure your results stay with you. Common factors that may lead to new breast growth even after your procedure include:
- Experiencing new weight gain
- Consumption of certain drugs and alcohol
- Use of anabolic steroids or corticosteroids
- Use of certain prescription medications
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