Male breast reduction surgery is a common cosmetic procedure for men who have gynecomastia. This is a condition that causes the breast area to be much larger than desirable for most men. Men who have gynecomastia are often embarrassed when their chests are exposed. Diet and exercise will not correct the problem. For most patients, Dr. Pearl can reshape the chest and perform breast reduction using direct excision of breast tissue and liposuction. In rare individuals, some removal of skin may be necessary. If that is your situation, Dr. Pearl will discuss with you carefully the scars that will result. In some patients, a mammogram is required prior to the surgical procedure.
A preoperative medical evaluation will be required depending on the specifics of your case. Mild cases of gynecomastia are corrected with liposuction. Small incisions are made surrounding the areola where suction cannulas are inserted to extract fat and breast tissues. When the enlargement is severe, a longer incision is required to excise breast tissues and loose skin. The nipples are repositioned so that they are proportional to the new chest shape.