Male Breast Reduction
Also known as Gynecomastia, breast reduction for men is the surgical correction of over-developed or enlarged breasts. Gynecomastia is common in men of any age and can be the result of hormonal changes, hereditary conditions, or secondary to medications. It is characterized by excess localized fat and glandular tissue development.
Gynecomastia can cause emotional discomfort and impair self-confidence. Some men may even avoid certain physical activities and intimacy.
Treatment of gynecomastia can be through liposuction or direct surgical excision. Some individuals require a combination of both procedures, which can optimize results. In some men, excess breast tissue may cause sagging. This stretched skin can be tightened through a lifting procedure.
Any surgical treatment to correct gynecomastia will require incisions. While most incision lines are concealed within natural contours, some may be visible and are a necessary result of breast reduction surgery.
These procedures can be performed in the office under local anesthesia or in the outpatient facility under general anesthesia. Surgical selection is based on overall health. Pain is minimal and relieved with oral pain medications. Bruising and swelling is minimal with the use of Dr. Zahir’s technique and treatment protocol, which is started 3 days prior to surgery. Patients can return to work or social situations within 2-4 days. There are no sutures that need to be removed after surgery.
For male breast reduction in Annandale VA or Bethesda MD contact board certified plastic surgeon Khalique Zahir.