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Male Breast Reduction

Male breast reduction, medically known as gynecomastia surgery, is a procedure to address excess breast tissue in men. Dr. Artur Fahradyan offers this surgical option to reduce the appearance of enlarged male breasts and create a more balanced chest contour.

Eliminate Excess
Male Breast Fat

Male breast reduction, or gynecomastia surgery, is a cosmetic procedure to eliminate excess fat and tissue in the male chest. Gynecomastia can be caused by hormonal imbalances, genetics, or medication side effects, leading to enlarged breasts in men. The surgery involves liposuction to remove excess fat and, in some cases, the excision of glandular tissue. Dr. Fahradyan customizes the procedure to create a more masculine chest contour, enhancing self-confidence and overall body image.

Male Breast Reduction Corrects:

  • Enlarged male breasts (gynecomastia)
  • Excess breast tissue
  • Fatty deposits in the chest area
  • Uneven or asymmetrical chest appearance
  • Reduced self-esteem and body confidence related to breast size

Male Breast Reduction Preparation Guidelines:

  • Disclose your medical history, including medications, allergies, and prior surgeries.
  • Undergo necessary pre-operative tests, such as blood work and imaging.
  • Cease smoking and avoid blood-thinning medications or supplements for a few weeks.
  • Follow your surgeon’s dietary recommendations to ensure optimal healing and recovery.
  • Arrange for a responsible adult to drive you home after the procedure.
  • Prepare your living space with essential supplies and a comfortable recovery area.
  • Stock up on prescribed medications and dressings as advised by your surgeon.
  • Abstain from eating or drinking for a specified period before the surgery.
  • Wear loose, comfortable clothing on the day of the procedure.

Male Breast Reduction Aftercare Guidelines:

  • Regularly inspect the incision sites for signs of infection or excessive bleeding.
  • Adhere to the prescribed pain medications and antibiotics as directed by your surgeon.
  • Wear the recommended compression garment to minimize swelling and support healing.
  • Avoid strenuous activities, heavy lifting, and vigorous exercise for the specified period.
  • Consume a balanced diet and stay hydrated to support the healing process.
  • Keep scheduled appointments with your surgeon for post-operative evaluations.
  • Refrain from alcohol consumption and smoking to promote optimal healing.
  • Use ice packs as recommended to alleviate swelling and discomfort.
  • Watch for warning signs of infection, excessive bruising, or changes in sensation.

Male Breast Reduction FAQs

How does male breast reduction work?

Gynecomastia often results from an imbalance in the hormones estrogen and testosterone, causing excessive glandular tissue and fatty deposits to accumulate in the chest. The surgical procedure is customized to address your specific needs. Dr. Fahradyan evaluates the composition of your breasts to determine the proportion of glandular tissue and excess fat.

Liposuction is commonly performed to remove surplus fat using a thin tube (cannula). Next, any excess glandular tissue is carefully excised, ensuring a more sculpted chest contour. In some cases, excess skin may also be removed, especially if significant tissue reduction is required. The result is a flatter, more balanced, and masculine chest appearance.

What is the primary goal of male breast reduction surgery?

The primary goal of male breast reduction surgery is to reduce the size and prominence of enlarged male breasts. It aims to create a more masculine chest contour and alleviate psychological distress associated with gynecomastia.

Is male breast reduction a painful procedure?

Discomfort following the surgery is common but manageable with prescribed pain medications. Most patients report mild to moderate discomfort for a few days to a week.

What is the recovery time for male breast reduction surgery?

Recovery times vary among individuals but typically involve a few days of rest and restricted activity, followed by several weeks of gradual return to normal activities. Strenuous exercise should be avoided for a few weeks.

Why Choose
Dr. Artur Fahradyan?

Dr. Artur Fahradyan is a board-eligible plastic surgeon with extensive training and a residency in plastic and reconstructive surgery from the University of Southern California. What sets Dr. Fahradyan apart is his commitment to personalized care. He believes cosmetic procedures are not one-size-fits-all; they are about understanding each patient’s unique needs, desires, and concerns. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Fahradyan for care tailored to your goals.

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