Male breast reduction is the surgical removal of fat and glandular tissue from a man’s chest. The appearance of male breasts can be troubling for many men and some adolescent boys.
Although male breast reduction is not the solution in every case, for the right candidate the results can be very satisfying. Board certified plastic surgeon Bruce Genter MD offers male breast reduction for Philadelphia men who desire a flatter, more masculine chest.
Male breast reduction: Who can benefit?
Gynecomastia is a relatively common condition affects males, causing buildup of sensitive excess tissue in the breast area. Underlying causes of this condition should be investigated prior to surgery. If gynecomastia cannot be resolved through lifestyle changes, cosmetic surgery may be an option.
Male breast reduction is not recommended for the obese man. You should reach a stable weight before considering a surgery such as this.
What Happens During Male Breast Reduction?
This surgery requires incisions around the pigmented areas of your nipples. Working through those small incisions, Dr. Genter will remove fat and glandular tissue using liposuction, combined with surgical tissue removal.
What to Expect After Surgery
After male breast reduction, you will need to wear a special compression garment to reduce swelling. You may exhibit minor scarring around the areolas, which will fade significantly over time. Bruising and swelling will make it difficult to appreciate the results, but once recovery is complete you will exhibit a flatter, more masculine chest.
To learn more about male breast reduction and gynecomastia in Jenkintown and Philadelphia, contact Dr. Genter’s plastic surgery practice in Montgomery County. To inquire about a personal consultation, call 215-572-7744 or send us an email