Men who are bothered by excess breast tissue can find a solution through male breast reduction. This procedure involves the surgical removal of extra fat and glandular tissue from the chest. The result is a flatter, more masculine chest.
If you are a man living near Cincinnati, and you are affected by gynecomastia, you should consider a visit to cosmetic surgeon Dr. Mark Mandell-Brown. During a consultation, you can discuss male breast reduction and whether it’s right for you.
Male breast reduction surgery is suitable for many males who have gynecomastia. The condition can affect both adult men and even some adolescents. When gynecomastia does not respond to diet, exercise or other changes in lifestyle, surgery may be the best option.
The best candidates for male breast reduction are:
Before male breast reduction, Dr. Mandell-Brown may recommend a medical evaluation. Some gynecomastia may be treated with thyroid or medication changes. There are multiple causes of gynecomastia, that Dr. Mandell-Brown will review during the consultation. Some patients may require only liposuction. Others may also benefit from excision or breast lift techniques for more extensive tissue excess.
During a personal consultation, Dr. Mandell-Brown will describe the specific procedures used during male breast reduction. He can answer your questions and discuss the various risks, benefits and expected outcomes of the male breast reduction. You will have the opportunity to review male breast reduction photos, to obtain a better understanding of the expected results.
In most cases, the surgery Male breast reduction surgery takes no more than one hour. Depending on how much tissue will be removed, the procedure is done with general or local anesthetic with sedation.
During surgery, Dr. Mandell-Brown will make small incisions near the underarm or nipple. He will then remove the excess breast tissue using liposuction or surgical excision (with a scalpel). Once the chest is sculpted for the desired result, Dr. Mandell-Brown will be able to close the incisions with sutures.
After your male breast reduction in Cincinnati, Dayton, Ohio area, Dr. Mandell-Brown will give you specific post-op instructions. Be sure to follow them closely during your recovery. The doctor may advise you to keep your chest wrapped in gauze and to postpone exercise for at least three weeks. You should be ready to return to work after about one week, but this varies.
During a follow-up appointment, sutures will be removed. There may be some swelling, bruising and discomfort after male breast reduction. Many patients return to work in 3 or 4 days.
If you would like to learn more about male breast reduction with Dr. Mark Mandell-Brown, Cincinnati Ohio area cosmetic surgeon, please call us for a consultation. You can also email our staff by filling out the online contact form.