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Male Breast Reduction (Gynecomastia)


Who is a candidate for male breast reduction surgery?

In general, a candidate for male breast reduction surgery is any patient who feels he has overly large breasts that may be causing physical and emotional discomfort.

What is gynecomastia ?

Gynecomastia (male breast enlargement), is a very common condition in men. It can result in pain and embarrassment. Many will try to hide it with thick shirts, avoiding bare chested activities, and withdrawing from public exposure.

Where is the reduction surgery performed?

Your surgery could be done at Kennedy Memorial Hospital in Washington Township, NJ; Inspira Medical Center Woodbury, NJ; or Gloucester County Surgery Center in Mullica Hill, NJ.

How is reduction surgery performed?

Breast reduction surgery is performed by removing the excess breast tissue, fat and skin, and shifting the nipple and areola to a higher position.

Will my reduction scars be permanent?

Scars are permanent, but will fade with time.

What will my recovery be like following reduction surgery?

You will begin to move about more comfortably after about two weeks. After several weeks your bruising and swelling will diminish. After a few months, your breasts will settle into a more natural shape and incisions will begin to fade. You will wear a vest-style garment for four to sixs weeks following surgery, return to work in one to two weeks, and return to exercise in 6 weeks.

What can I do to prepare for my reduction surgery?

Your plastic surgeon will instruct you on what medications to avoid prior to your surgery. Smoking must be stopped for a period of time before and after surgery. Make arrangements ahead of time for assistance at home after your breast reduction.

Please contact us at our office if you have any further questions about our plastic and cosmetic surgery procedures.