Reduces abnormally-enlarged, female-like breasts in men through the procedure of liposuction and/or cutting out excess glandular tissue. This condition is known as "gynecomastia." (Male breast reduction is sometimes covered by medical insurance.)
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1 hour or more.
Temporary bruising, swelling, numbness, soreness, and burning sensations.
Back to work: 3 to 7 days. More strenuous activity: 2 to 3 weeks. Swelling and bruising: 3 to 6 months.
Infection, fluid accumulations, injury to the skin, rippling or bagginess of skin, and asymmetry. Pigment changes (possibly permanent if exposed to the sun). Excessive scarring if tissue was cut away, and need for a following procedure to remove addition tissue.
Permanent, although weight gain or use of certain drugs may cause a recurrent condition.
An incision is made in the areola, the dark area surrounding the nipple, or in the armpit. Fat and glandular tissue are removed to create a chest that is flatter and firmer, contributing to a more masculine contour. Liposuction may be performed in conjunction with male breast reduction.
Outpatient - In most cases.
Local with Sedation