Male Breast Reduction Surgery
Gynecomastia can be treated with the help of surgical treatments like liposuction and tissue excision, contouring the chest for a more masculine look. In some cases, a combination of these two procedures is used. The choice of which technique should be used is based on the amount of excess fat and excess glandular tissue in the breast.
Liposuction involves the removal of excess fat from the chest area through a cannula.
Tissue excision involves the creation of an incision on the lower part of the areola. The excess glandular breast tissue is removed using a scalpel. The excess skin is removed, and the remaining skin is tightened. At the end of the procedure, the incisions are closed with the help of stitches.
The Recovery Process
After surgery, care should be taken to avoid any damage to the operated area. Any pain experienced can be treated with the help of medication. The doctor will recommend that the patient wear a compression garment over the chest area in order to avoid swelling and to shape the chest area properly. Results can be seen within three months from the surgery, after the swelling has reduced.