MALE BREAST SURGERY, WHAT IS INVOLVED?
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 anesthetic.
AFTERCARE AND RECOVERY
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. A compressive garment for 4 weeks is highly recommended for reducing swelling and bleeding.