What is Male Breast Reduction?
Most men in Boston and in the US are not aware that a male breast reduction surgery is available for men who have enlarged or female-like breasts. Gynecomastia is a medical condition that causes men to have swollen breast tissues. For our patients in Boston, this happens due to a decrease in the amount of testosterone in the body relative to the estrogen levels. For some patients who seek a male breast reduction surgery, it is caused by genetics as well as effects of certain medications that they take. Men who suffer from gynecomastia often find it hard to cope with this problem so it is highly recommended for them to consider a male breast reduction surgery to reduce the size of their breasts to a more proportional and masculine contour.
What is a male breast reduction procedure like for patients in Boston?
A male breast reduction surgery for our patients in Boston involves using the combination of a liposuction procedure as well as removing excess glandular tissue. Liposuction alone can reduce the size of the breasts, if the condition is caused only by excess fat. Your surgeon will use a cannula that will be inserted in the breast through small incisions. This will help loosen the excess fat in the breasts that will be suctioned out later on. Excess skin will be removed through making incisions in the breasts.
Male breast reduction can also help reduce the size of the areola if there is a need to. Your surgeon will remove portions of your areola and reposition it to achieve a more masculine appearance. The male breast reduction is performed under general anesthesia in the hospital on an outpatient basis.
What should patients in Boston expect after a male breast reduction?
The results of a male breast reduction surgery are permanent for our patients in Boston. Right after the male breast reduction procedure, our patients can experience temporary bruising, slight swelling, numbness, breast tenderness, and sometimes a burning sensation. Patients who have undergone a male breast reduction are usually able to go back to work in about 3 to 7 days after the procedure. Patients should expect the swelling and bruising to go down in about 3 to 6 months after male breast reduction. We do advise our patients to take it slow after a male breast reduction surgery and they can resume doing more strenuous activities in about 2 to 3 weeks after the male breast reduction procedure.