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Male Breast Reduction

Male Breast Reduction

Male Breast Reduction, known also as Gynecomastia, is advised for men who have large breasts. Due to this fact many of them suffer from embarrassment before surgery. Male Breast Reduction is performed under general anaesthetic and the surgery takes 2–3 hours.

Methods for Reducing Male Breasts:

  • Liposuctionliposuction works extremely well for most clients and involves minimal scarring.
  • Male Breast Reduction – advised for men who have very large amounts of breast tissue. The procedure removes fat and glandular tissue from the breasts. In extreme cases plastic surgeon removes also excess skin, resulting in a chest that is flatter, firmer, and better contoured.

If you’re considering Male Breast Reduction…

The best candidates for this cosmetic surgery have elastic and firm skin that will reshape to the body’s new contours. In case you are obese or overweight and you should firstly try to correct the problem with exercise or weight loss.

The best candidates for Male Breast Reduction

Male breast reduction can enhance your appearance and your self-confidence, but it won’t necessarily change your looks to match your ideal, or cause other people to treat you differently. Before you decide to have surgery, think carefully about your expectations and discuss them with plastic surgeon.

The best candidates for male breast reduction are men who are looking for improvement, not perfection, in the way they look. If you’re physically healthy and realistic in your expectations, you may be a good candidate.


Both cosmetic surgery procedures take 60–90 minutes, are performed in a general anaesthetic and you will stay for one night in the clinic. The plastic surgeon will use dissolving stitches which do not need to be removed.

  • Large Male Breast Reduction

This cosmetic surgery procedure is advised for clients who have a significant amount of fat and if the glandular tissue is enlarged. Plastic surgeon removes the fat tissue with tumescent power assisted liposuction and performs an incision on the line of your areola (the coloured area around the nipple), where he would remove the glandular tissue.

  • Medium Gynecomastia

This type of cosmetic surgery is advised for men who have excess fat tissue in the area of chest and the glandular tissue is not enlarged. The surgeon would perform tumescent power assisted liposuction. Your skin has to be firm and elastic, to accept the loss of volume. On each side of your breast you will have 2–5 millimetres long scars.

Post-operative course

It is not possible to sleep on the abdomen for a period of 5 weeks. Within a few days you can shower. When you will be released from the clinic you will be given instructions from the plastic surgeons how to exchange the dressings. Every 2–3 days we will take you for a free check up to the clinic, so your plastic surgeon can keep an eye on your recovery.

You will be able to resume everyday activities after a few days, but must avoid lifting objects over the head or making fast movements during the first 4 weeks.

The individual post-operative process is very important and client can participate on that by following the instructions given by the plastic surgeon and the healthy diet.

After 2 weeks, the patient can return to everyday activities, avoiding strong physical efforts. Any bruising and swelling will usually dissipate within a month.

How will I feel after the surgery?

You will probably feel tired, sleepy and suffer from pain especially in 1–3 days after the surgery. The surgeon will also prescribe antibiotics as a prevention of any potential infection and also tablets for reducing the swelling.

To know more about male breast reduction from the best plastic and cosmetic surgeons in Los Angeles visit our website www.beverlyhillsphysicians.com

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