Male breast reduction
Male Breast Reduction surgery refers to the feminine aspect of a male chest. It is a more frequent occurence than most would imagine, affecting 25% of the male population.
Male breast reduction surgery is tied to obesity, to intake of certain pharmaceuticals and drugs, hormonal disorders and other disorders. However, the most common cause of gynecomastia is unknown.
Surgeons at CBC are expert in treating gynecomastia through a male breast reduction. In order to make the right decision, it’s of the utmost importance to differentiate between gynecomastia, pseudogynecomastia and lipomastia. The first of the three is due to the growth of mammary gland tissue. Generally behind the areola and in the form of tough and painful nodules. Lipomastia is the excess accumulation of fat in the male breast, creating for a feminine aspect. All of these problems have a solution in the hands of our expert surgeons, usually an outpatient procedure with a moderate postop process and hardly uncomfortable.
The process can last between 1 to 2 ours depending on the extent of the correction necessary. In the event of a true gynecomasty, there is an excision of the painful tissue gland behind the areola. The scars after a male breast reduction are almost unnoticeable and you’ll enjoy the end results of a smooth, toned chest.
The surgeons at CBC Surgery Institute are up-to-date on the latest innovations to guarantee that the results of the male breast reduction are the most satisfactory possible, which is why they often used combined techniques, including liposuction, lipolaser and the exscision of the tissue behind the areola.
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There are various procedures that can be considered complimentary to each other:
– Liposuction:performed in the cases in which the growth of the male breast is mainly composed of fat; or, whenever there is a fat component, associated with any of the other procedures to assist in the reduction of the volume and contour.
– Periareolar removal: when the growth of the male breast is mainly glandular and the chest is small, an incision is made around the lower part of the areola, where the glandular tissue will be extracted, the resulting scar minimal in size.
– A minimal incision, just 3-4 mm if there is only a liposuction, and just 2-5 cm, around the areola the in the rest of the cases; these incisions are hardly noticeable in 30-40 days.
– The extirpation of nodular tissue is performed or unsightly lipomasty.
Depending on the case, drainage will be used, which will usually be removed the day after surgery.
Male breast reduction surgery can be performed under local anesthesia and sedation; as well as under general anesthesia.
The time in the operating room is between 1-2 hours, depending on whether or not it is unilateral or bilateral, and if liposuction is involved.
-The patient can return to normal activities in 1 to 2 days, with the one precaution of not putting stress on the core region and in the arms.
-The postoperative pain is usually minimal, and easily controlable with a general analgesia.
– Smokers have a higher risk of losing skin or in complications with scarring.
– Throughout the first few weeks, a semi-compression bandage will be worn to avoid hematomas and to help favor the correct adhesion of the skin.