Enlarged male breasts, also known as gynaecomastia is usually treated with liposuction and glandular excision. In some cases, skin reduction may be necessary. In general, a small stab incision is made on the chest wall for liposuction and a small incision beneath the areola margin for removal of the glandular tissue.
Male breast reduction surgery typically takes between 1 – 2 hours to complete, but is very dependent upon the amount of fat and tissue to be removed. Patients will need to be under a local or general anaesthetic.
Recovery from male breast reduction surgery takes about 2 weeks. During this time soreness of the chest will subside. Strenuous activity should be avoided for up to a month after the procedure. Compressive garment for 4 weeks is highly recommended for reducing swelling and bleeding.