Why men have this procedure:
Achieve a more masculine silhouette.
Feeling self-conscious or embarrassed by excess breast tissue.
Being able to wear more form fitting clothes, or feel comfortable when shirtless.
This procedure requires experience, skill, and attention to detail to achieve excellent results. Your surgeon will listen to your goals, and after discussion and an examination, they will recommend a plan that is most appropriate for your needs, to produce the most satisfying outcome.
Your surgeon will make small incisions at the margin of the areola to remove the excess breast tissue. For older patients or for those that have had significant weight loss, larger incisions may be necessary for the best aesthetic result.
In some cases, they may also use liposuction to remove fat deposits from the chest; this is something they will discuss with you during your consultation.
Once the excess tissue is removed, the incisions will be closed with sutures.
Pain medicine will be prescribed to help with your discomfort following surgery. It is also normal to experience some swelling and bruising following the procedure.
You will be able to return to your normal daily routine a week after surgery.
Total recovery time for this procedure is typically 1 month but can vary between individuals.
Exercise and lifting should be avoided for at least 6 weeks to allow for proper healing.