Male patients desiring a breast reduction are usually looking to improve the proportion of their chest with the rest of their figure.
Patients who are candidates for a male breast reduction are men that desire to correct gynecomastia. You may want to postpone breast reduction surgery if you are planning significant weight loss.
Dr. Quintero aims to provide patients with natural results that fit their goals; enhancing the already beautiful you.
A male breast reduction is an outpatient surgery, allowing you to go home that same day. The procedure rarely requires a hospital stay.
The specific technique used to correct gynecomastia can vary. The procedure will include surgery through incisions and liposuction to remove the excess fat and glandular tissue in your breasts.
To perform a male breast reduction, Dr. Quintero will make an incision around the areola (nipple), down each breast, and underneath the breast (reverse T incision). He will then remove excess breast tissue, fat, and skin to reduce the size of each breast.
Safety Preparation & Risk
In order to perform a safe male breast reduction, a patient must be up to date on their physical exam.
We also ask that patients stop certain medications and all nicotine products. Dr. Quintero would like for patients to follow these recommendations for a better healing and recovery process.
Possible risks of a breast reduction include the following:
- Bruising, which is usually temporary
- Scarring, your incision scars might fade over time but will never completely disappear
- Loss of sensation in the nipples and surrounding skin or nipple loss
- Areola reduction (which is expected in the majority of cases)
- Differences in the size, shape and symmetry of the surgically altered breast, which might lead to further surgery to improve your appearance
Recovery for a male breast reduction varies from patient to patient, but recovery time usually lasts around two weeks. Full recovery to return to everyday activities (normal workout routine, etc.) is usually one month after the procedure. After surgery, it can take months for the swelling to completely go down and the surgical scars to fade.