Surgical Breast reduction options for men

breast reduction for men

Men that have overdeveloped breasts are often unhappy with their large size and appearance, and many choose to have them reduced. Breast reduction for men is done to correct gynecomastia. Gynecomastia refers to the enlargement of the male breast tissue. But what causes the condition, and how can men benefit from breast reduction?

Gynecomastia is a condition that can affect men of any age. It is generally the result of hormonal changes that occur during puberty. Teenage boys often have enlarged breasts, but the condition usually resolves on its own without any need for treatment. Gynecomastia may also be related to various medications, weight gain, or genetics.The condition can affect one or both breasts.

Breast reduction Surgery
In severe cases of gynecomastia surgery is often needed to provide relief.  The overdevelopment of the breasts may be due to excess glandular tissue, or fatty tissue. However, there are instances in which it may be a combination of both. This determination will help the surgeon decide which surgical technique should be used to correct the condition.

If the condition is the result of excess fatty tissue then, liposuction is the preferred treatment option. For this procedure the surgeon will make several small incisions through which he will insert a small hollow tube or cannula. The cannula will break up the fat, which is then removed by vacuum suction.

In cases where enlarged breasts are due to too much breast tissue, then surgical excision is used to correct it.

Post-op
After breast reduction surgery for men patients can expect some bruising and swelling, as well as some numbness. If liposuction is done at the same time, then patients will be required to wear a compression garment. A drainage tube may also be placed in the wound, in order to drain off any extra fluid that may build-up.