Male Breast Reduction Procedure
This procedure is usually done with a combination of surgical excision and liposuction. An incision is made around the areola (dark skin surrounding the nipple) and excess fat and tissue are removed. In more severe cases, a small ¼-inch incision is made at the base of the breast and liposuction is used to remove any stubborn pockets of fat. Scars are usually minimal with this procedure, and patient satisfaction is high. In extreme cases where excess skin needs to be removed, more significant scarring can occur.
Male Breast Reduction Results
Following the procedure, patients will generally be able to return home the same day. Typically, patients can also return to light activity the first postoperative day and can resume strenuous activity after four weeks. It is common for tissue to remain firm and lumpy for several weeks following a male breast reduction, but it will soften and smooth out over time. In order to facilitate a speedy recovery, a supportive wrap is often recommended to assist the healing process.
Dr. Swail meets with each patient personally to discuss the desired outcome and expectations prior to each procedure. This allows Dr. Swail to design a customized procedure to achieve great long-lasting results following a male breast reduction.