Breast surgery in men is designed to remove excess breast tissue, reduce areolar puffiness and reshape the male chest
Breast reduction in men treats cases where men suffer from gynecomastia. This can present as a generalized excess in breast tissue, a feminine breast shape or puffiness of the nipple areolar complex.
During this procedure, the excess fat and glandular tissue that cause the enlargement of the breast are removed. Different techniques can be used depending on your breast shape and aesthetic goals. Dr. Somogyi will discuss these with you and together with a comprehensive examination will suggest the procedure that is right for you.
In most cases, liposuction is used to remove excess fat and reshape the breast and male chest. In some cases a small incision underneath the areola is also made to allow for removal of dense glandular breast tissue. These incisions are generally very well hidden.
This procedure is done under general anesthesia. The recovery depends on the chosen technique. You may return to your everyday activities the next day and to more energetic activities within 4-6 weeks. The use of a compression garment (similar to a tight tank top) will be recommended to reduce swelling and accelerate recovery.
Results are expected to be long-lasting. Significant changes in body weight, natural changes with aging and certain medical conditions can alter your appearance over time.