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Male Breast Reduction


Gynecomastia is a medical condition in which men develop excess breast tissue. Approximately 15 percent of adult men will develop some degree of gynecomastia in their lifetime. The appearance of male breasts can have a negative impact on a person’s self-esteem. Depending on the severity of your gynecomastia, methods such as diet and exercise may not restore a leaner chest appearance. Male breast reduction surgery is used to treat men with gynecomastia and pseudogynecomastia, restoring a more masculine chest contour.

How Can Surgery Help?

Male breast reduction surgery helps relieve men of the physical and emotional effects of gynecomastia. Dr. Wilson can design a male breast reduction plan that is tailored to meet your specific needs. In addition to removing unwanted tissue, Dr. Wilson focuses on restoring a defined and masculine appearance to the chest.

Reasons for Enlarged Male Breasts

Concerns about Male Breast Reduction

Frequently Asked Questions

To ensure patient safety and comfort, most male breast reduction surgeries are performed with the patient under general anesthesia.
As with any surgery, there are some risks involved with male breast reduction surgery. These are rare and include anesthesia risks, numbness, fluid accumulation, infection, swelling, and bruising. All of these will be further discussed with you during your initial consultation.
Ideal candidates are in good health, do not smoke, and have realistic expectations of the procedure. Patients with good skin elasticity will experience the best results. However, if you do have skin laxity, Dr. Wilson may excise the excess tissue to restore a firmer contour.
The results of male breast reduction are generally long lasting. It is important to identify the cause of your gynecomastia and then undergo treatment. The use of certain medications, poor diet, or continual abuse of drugs can cause your gynecomastia to redevelop.

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