Why Male Breast Reduction (Gynecomastia)
Gynecomastia, which is the enlargement of breast tissue in men, can be caused by various factors such as genetics, certain medications, massive weight fluctuation, or other unspecified reasons. This condition leads to a round-shaped appearance of the breast, skin sagging, and the nipples drooping. Many men experience some degree of breast enlargement, which can affect their appearance and make it difficult to achieve a tight and toned chest even with exercise.
To address gynecomastia and achieve a more masculine chest contour, male breast reduction surgery is considered the most effective solution. The procedure involves the removal of excess fatty and glandular tissues and, in some cases, excess skin as well. Our Istanbul clinic offers this surgical intervention to help patients achieve the desired chest appearance and boost their self-confidence.
How is male breast reduction done ?
Gynecomastia correction can be achieved through two different approaches, depending on the severity of breast enlargement.
Liposuction for breast reduction is performed under local anesthesia along with sedation or under general anesthesia. During the procedure, the surgeon makes small incisions along the side of the breast to insert a thin tube called a cannula. The cannula is used to loosen and remove excess fatty tissues. Liposuction is highly effective in treating cases with predominantly excess fat, providing satisfying results for such conditions. However, in some cases, where glandular tissues are more prominent, additional measures may be required.
Male Breast Reduction with Tissue Excision:
In more severe cases of gynecomastia, the surgeon will need to remove both glandular tissues and excess sagging skin. The surgery is performed under general anesthesia, and the surgeon makes incisions around the areolas or in the natural breast creases. Through these incisions, excess glandular tissues and skin are carefully removed. After the removal, the surgeon may reposition the areolas to achieve a more natural and aesthetically pleasing appearance of the male breast.
Both liposuction and male breast reduction with tissue excision are effective approaches to correct gynecomastia. The choice of technique depends on the individual's unique condition and the extent of breast enlargement. Consulting with a qualified and experienced surgeon will help determine the most suitable approach for each patient's specific needs.
Recovery after male breast reduction
After the surgery, the chest will be wrapped in gauze for a few days. Some soreness, swelling, and bruising are normal post-surgery. Therefore, a special compression garment is provided to reduce swelling and support tissue healing.
During the recovery, patients should rest and avoid activities that strain the chest muscles. Most people can return to work after one week if it doesn't involve physical activities, while more vigorous activities should wait up to 3 weeks.
The breast reduction results are immediately visible, but the final outcome may take several weeks to months to fully develop.
Male breast reduction candidates
Male breast reduction surgery may be suitable for you if you meet the following criteria:
- Good health status.
- Non-smoker and not a drug user.
- Realistic expectations about the outcomes of the procedure.
- Feel that your breasts are too large and causing discomfort or self-consciousness.
- Maintain a stable and healthy weight.
Experience the convenience of booking your male breast reduction appointment on QAAPH. Our skilled professionals offer top-quality cosmetic solutions to address gynecomastia concerns and leave you with a confident and masculine appearance.