Male Breast Reduction
Eliminates excess fat build up; slenderizes and contours the overall body tone
While losing weight can help reduce the appearance of male breasts for some men, often times there is excess glandular tissue as well, causing even very lean patients to notice enlarged breasts. Currently, male breast reduction is the only consistently effective treatment for gynecomastia that has long lasting, if not permanent, results. Following this surgery, patients commonly say they feel comfortable going shirtless for the first time in years, and report an enhanced sense of self-confidence.
If you are uncomfortable or self-conscious about the appearance of your chest, or if you find yourself avoiding certain activities because you are afraid to show your chest, male breast reduction is an option to consider. This procedure offers dramatic, near immediate improvements with minimal scarring.
Male Breast Reduction Procedure by Dr. Eric Weiss
Dr. Weiss begins your initial consultation by reviewing before and after photos of other male breast reduction patients, and will help you select the level of correction for you to achieve your desired look. All applicable costs will also be reviewed during this confidential appointment.
Patients with more severe cases of gynecomastia or who have stretched, sagging skin around the breasts will usually require surgical tissue excision to achieve optimal results. Tissue excisions allows a cosmetic surgeon to remove a greater amount of glandular tissue and/or skin that cannot be successfully treated with liposuction alone. The location and length of the incisions depends on the extent of surgery needed, but are typically located around the edge of the areola (peri-areolar incision) or within the natural creases of the chest.
Recovery time from male breast reduction surgery ranges from two to four weeks off work; common side effects include swelling, temporary bruising and discomfort—all of which will recede as the breasts heal. Patients must also abstain from lifting anything over ten pounds during the post-operative recovery period.