Gynecomastia is a relatively common condition that is characterized by enlarged male breasts. Men with gynecomastia may have localized breast fat, puffy nipples, excess and/or sagging breast tissue, and a feminized chest appearance. Gynecomastia surgery, also referred to as male breast reduction, can be performed to eliminate this condition and give men a more masculine chest contour and appearance.
The details of your gynecomastia surgery are determined by the severity of your gynecomastia. One of the following three techniques may be used:
Where gynecomastia is characterized by fat alone, liposuction is performed to remove the surplus fat from the breasts. The procedure is performed under IV sedation on an outpatient basis. Miniscule incisions are made, through which a thin, hollow tube is inserted into the fatty tissue. The fat is then extracted from the chest area through the tube to create a smooth and even chest contour.
Gynecomastia that is characterized by fat and excess breast tissue requires both liposuction and surgical removal. The procedure is performed under IV sedation on an outpatient basis. An incision is made along the lower edge of the areolas, and excess glandular tissue and fat are extracted from the chest to create a more masculine shape.
In more severe cases, gynecomastia may be characterized by excess fat, breast tissue, and skin. The procedure is performed under IV sedation on an outpatient basis. Liposuction is performed to remove excess fat, and extraneous breast skin and tissue are surgically excised. If necessary, the nipples and areolas may be moved to a more attractive position on the chest wall.