What is Male Breast Reduction (Gynecomastia)?
Male breast fullness is known as gynecomastia. This condition actually affects quite a few men and can make men feel self-conscious. Male breast fullness can be due to genetics, hormones, marijuana, and weight gain.
Male patients can feel very self-conscience and embarrassed at the beach and in t-shirts or polo golf shirts. Unfortunately, working out will not alleviate this issue as gynecomastia is not simply excess fat, it is enlarged breast tissue that may persist if not addressed. There are solutions to this embarrassing condition.
How is Male Breast Reduction Performed?
Gynecomastia surgery is performed on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia so that you will not feel any discomfort. Dr. Tirre will make an incision around the areolar (dark skin surrounding the nipple) to remove the excess breast tissue. Sometimes, liposuction may be used as well to help to remove the excess fat in the area. Incisions are made carefully to ensure as little scarring as possible. Additionally, if needed, excess skin may be removed at the time of male breast reduction to ensure the desired results.
What is the Recovery for Male Breast Reduction Surgery?
Patients are able to go home that same day and may be sent home in a supportive vest (Spanx or Under Armour) to help control swelling and aid in the healing process. Most patients return to work in a few days and resume working out in a few weeks. Dr. Tirre will discuss specific postoperative instructions with you prior to surgery.
What does Male Breast Reduction Surgery Cost?
As each individual situation is different, we recommend a consultation with Dr. Tirre to determine the best approach for you. At the time of your consultation, you will meet with one of our patient coordinators and receive pricing for male breast reduction.
Gynecomastia surgery can help men to feel more confident and less self-conscience in their daily lives. Remove your shirt without embarrassment or hesitation! Call Dr. Conrad Tirre’s office today to schedule a personalized consultation to discuss your options for male breast reduction.