Men who develop the appearance of feminine breasts can feel robbed of their masculinity. Genetics, medical concerns, and lifestyle choices can cause glandular tissue growth or chest fat accumulation in men. If your chest lacks the masculine contour you desire, a male breast reduction may be able to help. The male breast reduction is designed to eliminate glandular and fatty tissue from your chest to restore a more traditionally masculine contour and enhance your appearance.
You will experience bruising, swelling, and redness around the chest. A compression garment should be worn in the weeks following your surgery to minimize swelling and to help you achieve the best results possible. You will need to rest for two to three days following your procedure. It is important to properly follow your postoperative care instructions, including taking prophylactic antibiotics to prevent infection. Most patients return to work within five days of their procedure and resume their regular physical activities within three to four weeks.
When possible, incisions are placed in natural folds of the chest to minimize the appearance of scarring. The severity of your scarring will depend on your body’s natural healing process. Most scarring is likely to fade over time.
The exact cost of a male breast reduction depends on a number of variables. Technique, extent of correction, anesthesia fees, and follow-up visits all impact cost. Dr. Baker will provide you with a custom estimate during your consultation.
There may be some postoperative pain, but many patients say it lasts only three to four days following their procedure. All pain is controlled using surgeon-prescribed oral medication.