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Male Breast Reduction [Gynecomastia Surgery]

Procedure:

Reduces enlarged, female-like breasts in men using liposuction and/or surgically removing excess glandular tissue using subareolar incision.

Length:

Approximately one to three hours

Anesthesia:

Either general anesthesia is used or intravenous sedation and local anesthesia are used.

Inpatient/Outpatient:

This is an outpatient procedure in most/may require admission for 48 hours in few cases.

Possible Side Effects:

Temporary bruising, swelling, numbness, soreness, and/or a burning sensation are possible.

Risks:

Infection, fluid build-up, injury to the skin, rippling or looseness of the skin, asymmetry, pigmentation changes, excessive scarring if tissue was cut away, loss of nipple sensation, contour irregularities /crater deformity and in some instances the need for a second procedure to remove additional tissue is required.

Recovery:

The patient may go back to work after 4-5 days. More strenuous activity may be resumed after two to three weeks. Most of the swelling and bruising will disappear after three to six months. Pressure garment/good massage will be required for early recovery/better result.

Results:

Permanent, although weight gain may cause the breast area to once again become larger. Secondary causes of gynecomastia to be ruled out to avoid recurrence.