Men with excess breast tissue often experience a great degree of embarrassment because of the condition. As a result,they are anxious to find a solution and often ask, – Is there a surgical procedure to reduce breast tissue in males.
The abnormal development of the glandular tissue in males is known as gynecomastia. The condition often has its origins in the hormone imbalance that frequently occurs during the adolescent years. However, it may also be due to other factors such as obesity and certain drugs.
Is there a surgical procedure to reduce breast tissue in males?
Men with excess breast tissue can have gynecomastia corrected by undergoing male breast reduction surgery. Surgery is done to remove the excess breast tissue, so as to make the chest flatter and more masculine.
Male breast reduction surgery
Male breast reduction surgery is typically done under general anesthesia on an outpatient basis. The incisions for surgery are generally made around the edge of the areola (the dark area that surrounds the nipple), and then the excess glandular tissue is removed.
In cases where there is also a lot of excess fatty tissue, liposuction treatment may have to be performed.
Downtime after male breast reduction averages about 10 days. Patients are generally advised to avoid exercise during this time. Results can be seen within 4-6 months.
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