Male Breast Reduction
What is it?
Male Breast Reduction surgery, or gynecomastia surgery, is a surgical procedure designed to remove fatty tissue, breast tissue, and sometimes excess skin from a man’s chest. In adolescence, many boys develop excess breast tissue. Most of these cases resolve on their own. However, some cases do not resolve and persist into adulthood.
The persistence of this fatty breast tissue into adulthood can cause the male patient to feel self-conscious about removing his shirt in public or intimate settings.
Dr. Farahmand offers different types of gynecomastia surgery, or male breast reduction surgery.
The type of recovery following male breast reduction surgery , or gynecomastia surgery, depends on the extent of the procedure selected. Patients are given a compression vest to wear for three weeks under their clothes. Pain medications are given to control discomfort. Often, patients take approximately one week off from work. Other patients may want to take off more time from work depending on the type of work they perform.