Breast Reduction for Men
Men can experience enlargement of the breast tissue for a number of reasons. This condition can occur naturally as part of puberty and generally resolves in most patients. In addition, medications and hormone imbalance in the mature adult can also cause male breast enlargement or gynecomastia. Since a serious cause of breast enlargement could be an abnormality with your genitalia, you should be examined by a medical professional to rule out this possibility.
The correction of gynecomastia or male breast enlargement can be performed in most patients with liposuction and a small incision to remove any glandular tissue under the nipple. In severe cases of breast enlargement where the skin has been stretched, more incisions are required to create a flat chest. Our plastic surgeons at Florida Plastic Surgery Group have experience with the latest techniques to minimize scarring during this process.
Preparing for Your Male Breast Reduction
Who is a candidate for male breast reduction surgery?
Men who have enlargement of their breasts and whose breast size is stable are candidates for male breast reduction surgery.
How do I prepare for my breast reduction surgery for men?
We ask patients to stop taking medications that may increase bleeding including aspirin, Plavix, NSAIDS (i.e. ibuprofen, Advil, Alleve, etc), and herbal supplements like vitamin E. Patients should be in good health and ensure they have their blood pressure controlled.
Recovering After Your Male Breast Reduction
Patients should wear a compression garments for 3-4 weeks after the operation. Under most circumstances, no drains are used after surgery and all the sutures are dissolvable.
Financing for Your Cosmetic Surgery
Our cosmetic surgery team constantly evaluates multiple companies to find the most reliable financing options for our patients. Please view our financing page to learn about the options available to you.
If you are a man who is interested in learning more about breast reduction surgery, please do not hesitate to contact our male breast reduction surgeons, who can change your life and improve self-esteem. Why not consider making a change you’ve dreamed about?