Male breast surgery is not as uncommon as most think. Gynecomastia, a medical condition that affects 40-60 percent of men, can only be treated through breast reduction surgery.
Male Breast Reduction Surgery Benefits
A man’s masculinity is often attributed to a chiseled, defined chest area. Men who suffer from enlarged breasts due to gynecomastia or other conditions can greatly benefit from breast reduction surgery (reduction mammoplasty), which will restore a more masculine appearance and a renewed sense of confidence. Male breast reduction is best for:
- Men who enjoy overall good health
- Men whose breast growth has stabilized
- Men who cannot correct their condition through alternative treatments
- Men who are bothered by enlarged breasts
Men who struggle with gynecomastia often feel that it is impossible to achieve their ideal, masculine look. Dr. Margoles restores hope and is able to help these patients through breast reduction breast reduction surgery.
During your consultation Dr. Margoles will review your medical history to determine whether or not breast reduction surgery is the appropriate choice for treating your condition. Other options may include liposuction or Smartlipo. She will review the procedures in detail including cost, recovery time, medications, and follow-up visits. She will also be happy to show you before and after pictures to give you a better idea of what to expect from your procedure. Dr. Margoles and her staff are always available to answer any questions you may have.
Male Breast Reduction Surgery Details
Dr. Margoles is highly skilled in breast reduction surgery for men and will take great care to address your specific needs.
The surgery will take approximately 2 hours using general anesthesia. You will be in the recovery room for 1 hour following surgery, after which you will be sent home. All patients must have a responsible adult with them to return home. It is also strongly advised that a responsible adult stay the night with you.
During the procedure small incisions are made along the areola’s edge or under the breast to remove excess tissue. The skin is pulled over the redefined tissue and the areola is repositioned using sutures to close each incision.
Sometimes liposuction alone will achieve the desired results.
Male Breast Reduction Surgery Aftercare & Recovery
Many patients experience some discomfort due to soreness, swelling or bruising following surgery. Supportive garments may be worn to help reduce swelling for the first 2-3 weeks. Dr. Margoles will give you detailed post-operative care instructions which are important to follow for full, healthy recovery. Most patients return to work within 2-3 days. Strenuous activity and exercise should be avoided for at least the first month following your surgery. You can resume normal activities when you feel they can be performed comfortably.
You will receive detailed post-surgery care instructions and Dr. Margoles and her staff will be available to answer any questions or concerns. It is important to follow Dr. Margoles instructions carefully to ensure the best results and easiest recovery.
You will see immediate results and the full benefits of your newly sculpted chest within three months and enjoy your newly enhanced appearance for years to come. You can expect the results of their breast reduction surgery to last for years to come.
Contact Us To Learn More About Male Breast Reduction & Schedule A Consultation
To learn more about male breast reduction surgery, and our full menu of cosmetic and plastic surgery, and to schedule a consultation with Dr. Margoles please call (203) 869-2939. We are conveniently located in Greenwich Connecticut, minutes from I-95 and the Merritt Parkway, providing easy access for patients in Fairfield County, Connecticut and Westchester County, New York.