New York Area Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Male Breast Reduction

Male breast reduction is a procedure to remove excess fat, glandular tissue and skin from oversized breasts of the men to make them proportional to the rest of their body.

The treatment corrects gynecomastia, a condition that results in enlargement of one or both breasts of a man. The condition can be caused by hormonal changes, tumors, hyperthyroidism, kidney failure, liver failure and the use of drugs.

Gynecomastia can occur in men of all ages, but it more commonly affects teenagers and men over 50.

The condition may cause the patients to lose self-esteem and consequently feel embarrassed while wearing a t-shirt or tight clothes and baring their chest.

During this treatment, excess fat, tissue and skin are removed from the breast to create a flatter, firmer and more masculine chest.

The men who are generally in good health, both physically and emotionally and do not smoke are the best candidates for plastic surgery.

The patient may experience bruising, discomfort and swelling for a few days after undergoing breast reduction surgery.

Usually, the swelling is partially or fully subsided after one or two weeks, after which the stitches are removed.

Patients are typically allowed to return to work after a week. They are advised to avoid regular aerobic exercises for a couple of weeks and strenuous activities for four to six weeks.