Male Breast Reduction Guide

 In Toronto Plastic Surgery Center

You shouldn’t have to let your gynecomastia affect your confidence. With Dr. Pirani’s help, you can have a naturally masculine chest appearance, giving you the look that you have always hoped for.

Dr. Pirani’s advanced techniques mean you will have an effective and quick surgery with scars that are hardly noticeable at all.

What is Gynecomastia?

Male Breast Reduction

The condition known as gynecomastia is when breast tissue swells in the breasts of boys and men. Normally, breast tissue only increases in females, making this condition troublesome for men and can result in a loss of self-confidence and self-image.

Gynecomastia can be caused by several factors. One factor is that it is genetic. Other causes can include weight gain, drug use, or imbalanced hormones. Regardless of the reason, most men will agree that it is not how they would like their appearance.

What is a Male Breast Reduction?

A male breast reduction is a cosmetic surgical procedure that removes the excess fat and tissue within the chest. The goal of the procedure is to leave you with a flat, firm, and more typically masculine appearance.

If your gynecomastia was caused by weight gain, in some cases, weight loss can help reduce the appearance of gynecomastia. That is not the case with everyone, however. Even after you have lost the weight, the breast tissue can remain swollen, leaving you with the appearance of breasts.

The Procedure

There are two types of surgeries that are performed to treat gynecomastia: liposuction and tissue extraction. In some cases, both techniques will be used to get rid of the excess breast tissue.

Liposuction is the removal of fatty tissue. While it can be performed anywhere in the body, it is one effective method in removing the excess fat tissue within the male breast. Tissue extraction is a procedure that removes just the tissue itself. Since every patient is unique, you will need to discuss your options and concerns with Dr. Pirani before you know what the right choice for you is.

In the event that your gynecomastia is severe, you might need more than liposuction and tissue extraction. You might also have excess fat removed, glandular tissue removed, and even excess skin removed. If there is too much being altered and removed, your nipples  and areolas might need to be repositioned into a more natural-looking and appropriate position.

The procedure itself is typically an outpatient procedure, so you should be able to go home the same day as the procedure, unless the doctor has any other concerns that might cause him to admit you for the night.

The Recovery

The recovery for a male breast reduction is fairly simple when compared to other cosmetic procedures. You might want to take the week off from work after your surgery in order to give you the rest that you need in order to heal well. But you should be feeling ready to go back fairly soon afterward.

Exercise-wise, you will need to go easy on yourself after the first couple of weeks following surgery. You should start very slowly, gradually increasing the intensity of your workouts as time goes on. Lifting weights or any kind of pressure put on the chest, such as push-ups or downward dog in yoga, should be avoided for at least a month after surgery. This is because those muscles in your chest are going to be sore and healing. Putting them under undue stress can result in more pain or potential injury.

Your Results

The appearance of scars following a male breast reduction is very minimal. Once you feel healed well enough to have a long and hard work out, you might be ready to debut your new body at the beach or pool. With the improved shape and overall appearance of your chest, you should notice that how you hold your shoulders changes. Your self-confidence will also increase as you will not have to worry about finding shirts that cover the appearance of breasts underneath.

It is important to maintain your weight and health following your breast reduction surgery in order to give you the results for the rest of your life. You do not need to suffer from the self-doubt that comes with gynecomastia. Call Dr. Pirani today to schedule your consultation.