Male Breast Reduction - ISAPS

Male Breast Reduction

Reduces overly developed male breasts and nipples to provide a masculine chest appearance.

Procedure

Male breast reduction surgery reduces overly developed male breasts and nipples using liposuction and/or by surgically removing excess glandular tissue.

Length

Approximately one and one-half to three hours.

Anesthesia

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

Inpatient/Outpatient

This is an outpatient procedure.

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 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 seven 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.

Results

Permanent, although subsequent weight gain may cause the breast area to once again become larger.

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