Male Breast Reduction Gainesville, Florida
Male breast reduction surgery is performed to treat gynecomastia, a condition that causes a male’s breasts to become abnormally large. Gynecomastia can be caused by a variety factors, including genetic predispositions or hormonal changes, and can be the source of self-consciousness in many men. We can determine if you are a good candidate for male breast reduction surgery at our practice or if an alternative procedure such as liposuction may be used instead.
During male breast reduction surgery, the cosmetic surgeon may simply use liposuction to remove an excess build up of fat in the chest area. If the patient’s gynecomastia involves excessive amounts of glandular tissue and skin, surgical excision of the excess tissue is required. In such cases, the surgeon will make an incision around the areola or in the underside of the arm. Working through these incisions, excess tissue and fat will be removed. More incisions or a larger incision may be required depending on the extent of the procedure.
We will be able to provide patients with in-depth post-surgical instructions following male breast reduction surgery at our Gainesville, Florida practice. In general, it is recommended that patients refrain from heavy exercise and strenuous activity, particularly activity that may involve possible blows to the chest area, for at least three weeks to four weeks.
For more information about male breast reduction surgery, contact Gaines Plastic Surgery today.