Male breast reduction is a cosmetic procedure conducted as a part of treatment for gynecomastia or enlarged breast in men. During this cosmetic procedure, overgrown breast tissue from underneath the skin id removed.
The skin of the breast and nipple is kept intact to maintain the natural looks of the breast. This procedure gives a firmer, flatter, and masculine contour of the breast in males. Male breast reduction can be conducted in males of any age, including teenagers and young males.
Gynecomastia may affect certain makes because of several reasons. Some of the reasons include the following:
Gynecomastia removal is best suitable for patients who are self-conscious about the appearance of their chest. Even though it is a benign breast tissue enlargement, the feminine appearance that results may be embarrassing. The enlarged breast tissue, located at the areola of the nipple is soft, mobile, and compressible on palpation.
Take the following steps to prepare for removal of excess breast tissue:
There are two approaches to conduct breast removal in males. It can be done either through liposuction or tissue excision. Both the procedures are conducted on an outpatient basis and rarely require a hospitalization stay.
Liposuction is performed if you are obese and have excessive fat tissue underneath the skin. A cannula fixed to the vacuum pump is inserted through the incision and suctioning is conducted to remove the subcutaneous fat. The following steps are performed:
Patients with stretched and sagging skin around the breasts are mostly required to undergo this procedure. The following steps are performed:
Q. Can men get breast cancer?
A. Yes, they can, although rarely.
Q. What causes gynecomastia?
A. Enlarged breast tissue in males is not common. However, it may appear due to genetic reasons or some other identifiable factors.
Q. Is it compulsory to undergo surgery for gynecomastia?
A. No, gynecomastia is an elective surgical procedure. It is for improving the aesthetic appearance.
Q. Will I have pain after the surgery?
A. No, surgery will be done under anesthesia. Analgesic medications are administered to manage post-surgical pain.
Q. Is liposuction compulsory during the surgery?
A. No, liposuction is necessary only if you have excessive fatty depositions underneath the skin
Q: What are the complications of gynecomastia reduction?
A: The complications of breast reduction in males include wound infection, hematoma (accumulation of the blood in the breast cavity), seroma (accumulation of clear serous fluid in the tissue spaces), breast asymmetry, necrosis of the nipple, and deformed contours of the breast.