Male Breast Reduction
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Réviance® Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Center offers male breast reduction surgery to patients throughout San Jose, Palo Alto, Saratoga, Santa Clara, Sunnyvale, Los Gatos, Milpitas and the surrounding areas.
What is Male Breast Reduction?
Male breast reduction is more common than one might think. Many men have gynecomastia, which is a benign enlargement of the breast due to overgrowth or proliferation of glandular breast tissue. Glandular overgrowth can often be caused by specific medications, recreational drugs, or underlying medical problems involving the imbalance of hormones. In most cases, male breast reduction in San Jose specifically targets this breast tissue and can restore the natural and more masculine contours of the chest. Pseudogynecomastia, or lipomastia, is characterized by fat deposition without glandular proliferation and can be extremely responsive to laser liposuction of the breast area.
Our surgeons are professional and compassionate, treating every patient with respect. If you’d like to see examples of typical results, please take a look at our male breast reduction before and after pictures. And if you want to inquire about male breast reduction costs, we would be happy to take your call today.
How is a Male Breast Reduction Performed?
Male breast reduction uses a combination of advanced liposuction techniques and possibly direct excision to remove the glandular tissue from the breast area. For most cases of pseudogynecomastia, excellent results can be obtained with laser-assisted liposuction. Any incisions will be made inconspicuously around the nipple area. While general anesthesia is available for patients who request it, this procedure can be performed using local anesthetic and is performed on an outpatient basis. Once complete, you’ll be left with a flatter, firmer and more masculine-looking chest.
How Do I Know if a Male Breast Reduction is Right for Me?
Male breast reduction is geared toward men who have a stable body weight and fairly elastic skin, but are self-conscious about excess tissue in their chest area. It is not, however, suitable for overweight patients as this is not a replacement for weight loss. If you are overweight, you should make every effort to lose weight with diet and exercise before you decide to have surgery. This can truly be a life-changing procedure, which you’ll see while viewing some male breast reduction before and after pictures.
What Type of Post-Operative Male Breast Reduction Care Can I Expect?
Male breast reduction may result in swelling and discomfort, which can be controlled with pain medication prescribed by your doctor. You will need to wear an elastic pressure garment for about two to four weeks following surgery, which aids in reducing the swelling. After two weeks, your stitches will be removed and you should be able to resume normal activities. However, you should avoid any strenuous exercise, sexual activity or anything else that may risk a blow to the chest until your doctor gives you the go ahead.
What are Male Breast Reduction Costs?
Male breast reduction prices will be discussed in detail during your one-on-one consultation with your surgeon. However, if you’d like to get a general estimate, please give us a call today and one of our patient care experts would be happy to assist you.