The male breast reduction procedure reduces abnormally-enlarged, female-like breasts in men through the procedure of liposuction and/or cutting out excess glandular tissue. The results are permanent, although weight gain or use of certain drugs may cause a recurrent condition.
An incision is made in the areola, the dark area surrounding the nipple, or in the armpit. Fat and glandular tissues are removed to create a chest that is flatter and firmer, contributing to a more masculine contour. Liposuction may be performed in conjunction with male breast reduction.
The procedure lasts for over an hour and the patient can return to work in about 3 to 7 days. However, Swelling and bruising may last for about 3 to 6 weeks. Strenuous activity should be avoided for at least 2 to 3 weeks post-surgery.RISKS, COMPLICATIONS AND SIDE EFFECTS
Risks include infection, fluid accumulations, injury to the skin, rippling or bagginess of skin, and asymmetry. These are extremely rare.