Ready for a More Masculine Physique? We Can Help

For men who are self-conscious about their breasts, male breast reduction surgery could be the ideal solution. The procedure removes fat and glandular tissue from the breasts, and in extreme cases, excess skin. The result is a chest that is flatter, firmer, masculine, and better contoured. If you are physically healthy, psychologically stable, and have realistic expectations, you will be a good candidate. The best male breast reduction candidates have firm, elastic skin that can reshape around a revised chest contour. Although most of our male breast reduction patients are adults, we perform breast reduction on patients of all ages in Boca Raton, West Palm Beach, and the nearby areas. Reach out and set up your consultation today. 

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Who Is a Candidate for Male Breast Reduction?

Surgery is discouraged for overweight men unless they have first attempted to correct the problem with exercise or weight loss. Men who drink excessive amounts of alcohol, take anabolic steroids, or smoke marijuana are similarly discouraged, as these behaviors can cause gynecomastia. Before performing surgery on men in those categories, these patients are asked to halt drug use to see if the breast fullness will fade naturally.

First, your surgeon will take your medical history and get the facts about any medications that may be increasing your estrogen levels. Next, we will examine your breasts and check whether the excess tissue is fat or breast tissue. Further workups, including checking estrogen levels and a mammogram, may be required. If a medical problem is the suspected cause, we will refer you to an appropriate specialist before your male breast reduction in Boca Raton.

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Why Choose Sanctuary Plastic Surgery for Male Breast Reduction?

Embarrassment due to overly large male breasts can impact every aspect of your life, from causing you to avoid revealing your chest at the beach, to inspiring you to wear loose shirts that camouflage the condition. Male breast reduction is a great way to enjoy the confidence that comes with a firm, well-sculpted, contoured chest, and our providers are among the most accomplished plastic surgeons in the Boca Raton area. You can expect privacy, discretion, and the use of the most advanced surgical techniques for “results from every angle.”

What Is the Procedure Like?

Gynecomastia surgery in Boca Raton is performed under general anesthesia in our accredited in-office surgery suite. It is an outpatient surgery, after which you can return home to rest and recover. When excess glandular tissue is the main cause of breast enlargement, the tissue will be removed either with a scalpel or in combination with liposuction. 

In a typical procedure, an inconspicuous incision is made on the edge of the areola (dark skin around the nipple) or the underarm. Working through the incision, we remove excess glandular tissue, fat, and skin from around the areola and from the sides and bottom of the breast. The removal of a significant amount of tissue and skin may require larger incisions that result in more conspicuous scars.

If the appearance of overly large male breasts is the result of excessive fatty tissue rather than glandular tissue, we can use VASER liposuction (a type of ultrasonic liposuction) rather than a scalpel to remove the fat. A small incision (less than a half-inch in length) is made under the breast or in the underarm. The VASER probe is inserted to break up the fatty and fibrous tissue. A slim, hollow tube, called a cannula, is attached to a vacuum pump and inserted into the incision. The surgeon moves the cannula through the layers beneath the skin to break up the fat and suction it out.

In extreme cases where large amounts of fat or glandular tissue have been removed, the skin may not adjust well to the new flatter, less feminine look to the breast contour. In these cases, excess skin may need to be removed to allow the skin to readjust to the new breast contour firmly.

Sometimes, a small drain is inserted through a separate incision to draw off excess fluids. Once closed, the incisions are covered with a dressing. The chest may be wrapped to keep the skin firmly in place.

How Long Will I Need to Recover After Male Breast Reduction?

Following your breast reduction procedure, you will have some swelling and bruising and feel some discomfort for a few days, controlled with medication. Depending on the extent of tissue or fat removal, you may need to wear an elastic pressure garment 24 hours a day for the first week or two and during your sleep hours for an additional two to four weeks. It may take up to three months or longer for the final results to be achieved. Any sutures that are not absorbable will be removed in your postoperative visit one to two weeks following the procedure.

We recommend avoiding any sexual activity for a week or two and any heavy exercise for three to four weeks. You will want to avoid any activity that could pose a risk of a blow to the chest area for at least a month. If you enjoy sunbathing, we recommend staying out of the sun for at least six months, as sunlight can permanently affect the skin’s pigmentation causing the scar to be darker than it would be without sun exposure.

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Schedule Your Consultation at Sanctuary Plastic Surgery

We would love to talk more with you about male breast reduction surgery in a private consultation. We understand the challenges men face with an excess of breast tissue and will advise you of the procedure that will achieve a firm, masculine chest profile for the long term.

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