Surgery for gynecomastia or enlarged breasts in men is one of the most frequently sought operations by males. It is often perceived as very embarrassing and commonly forms a trio with stomach pouches and love handles. The condition usually starts in men in adolescence and stabilizes after a few years. It does not respond to diet and exercise.
The Male Breast Reduction Operation
The treatment often entails only liposuction using a very small incision underneath the breast. In some cases, excisional surgery whereby breast tissue is actually cut out may be necessary.
Gynecomastia Post-Operative Course
Patients need to wear a binder for 1-2 weeks. Return to work may be as quick as the following day, although a few days off is more common. Massage and ultrasound treatment given post-operatively is an integral part of our program.