Men who have developed excess breast tissue can undergo male breast reduction to correct this condition. Known as gynecomastia, or a female-appearing chest, excess breast tissue is a problem that can affect men of all ages. Through male breast reduction, patients are able to realize a chest that is flatter and more masculine in appearance. This procedure is particularly designed for use in situations where the patient has previously sought to reduce their chest through diet and exercise to no avail.
The condition of gynecomastia may be present in both or just one breast, affecting self-confidence, intimacy and social interactions. Reduction of the excess localized fat or glandular tissue that has developed can help you live your life to the fullest without body related emotional discomfort. As each case is fundamentally different, the results are tailored to fit the situation, and will be long lasting if current body weight and fitness is maintained.
FAQ About Male Breast Reduction
What are the steps of the Male Breast Reduction procedure?
General anesthesia or intravenous sedation will be administered prior to surgical incision. Some patients will require only liposuction of excess fatty tissue, which will involve unobtrusive incisions and the removal of the fat with a suction cannula. For situations where there is excess glandular tissue and skin, surgical excision may be necessary. In these instances, an incision is likely to be made around the nipple to remove the tissue. The areola can be adjusted in size, shape and position during surgical excision as well.
Who is an ideal candidate for Male Breast Reduction?
Ideal candidates for male breast reduction are be men who have sought to shape their chest through diet and exercise but have been unable to do so while maintaining a healthy weight. Excellent candidates would be non-smokers who are familiar with the surgical procedures, risks and potential outcomes.
What happens after the procedure?
Following completion of the surgery, bandages and dressings will be applied to the incisions. A support garment or elastic bandage may be applied to your chest to minimize the swelling and hold the new chest in place. Drainage tubes may be placed underneath the skin to drain any collected fluids. Specific care guidelines for your wounds will be given to you by the surgeon.
Are there any side effects?
Physical side effects that may result from male breast reduction include scarring, irregularities, asymmetry or discoloration. Extremely rare complications include loss of sensation, pain, fat necrosis, heart or lung problems, or damage to nerves, muscles or blood vessels. As with all surgeries, there is a small risk of bleeding, infection and poor wound healing.
Schedule a Consultation with Dr. Feledy to Learn More
Dr. Feledy conveniently maintains offices in Stafford, VA and Chevy Chase, MD. For more information about Male Breast Reduction or to schedule a personal consultation at either location, contact Dr. Feledy's office at 301-654-5666 or 540-891-0040.