Procedure for Male Breast Reduction Surgery
Male breast reduction surgery removes excess fat and tissue to improve the appearance of the chest. It is usually performed on an outpatient basis using general or local anesthesia in a procedure that takes about two hours. If excess fat is the primary cause of gynecomastia, liposuction alone may be sufficient. Dr. Hardy will make small incisions around the breast area to gently suction fat from beneath the skin with a tool called a cannula. If excess skin and glandular tissue are the cause, he will use excision techniques. An incision is made around the nipple, allowing the removal of glandular tissue and any excess skin. The nipple may be repositioned to further achieve a natural look. Finally, the incisions are closed.
Before and After Surgery
Prior to surgery, you will discuss your goals and share any questions or concerns with Dr. Hardy, who will determine the individual approach to your surgery. Dr. Hardy will make every effort to create incisions that result in minimal scarring. During the recovery period, dressings or bandages will be applied to the incisions, and an elastic bandage or support garment may also be worn under clothing to minimize swelling and help with healing. You will be given specific instructions on how to care for the surgical site, and we will schedule a follow-up visit. Dr. Hardy may prescribe medications to help with recovery and minimize any discomfort.
Benefits and Risks
Typically, benefits of gynecomastia surgery include:
- A firmer, flatter chest
- Minimal scarring
- Significant improvement in self-confidence
Like all surgery, gynecomastia surgery carries risks. These may include:
- Skin damage
- Fluid accumulation
The best way to reduce risks and achieve the results you want is to choose an experienced and reputable plastic surgeon. Dr. Hardy has more than 15 years of experience and Ivy League training, as well a national reputation for excellence.
Schedule a Consultation
If you would like to learn more about male breast reduction surgery, schedule a consultation with Dr. Hardy. We look forward to hearing from you soon.