The Male Breast Reduction Procedure
Male breast reduction can be performed using liposuction, excision, or a combination of the two techniques. Those whose gynecomastia is caused mainly by excess fatty tissue can benefit from liposuction. This involves the insertion of a long, thin tube called a cannula to remove excess fat.
When glandular breast tissue or excess skin must be removed, excision can help to correct gynecomastia. This technique can also help to reduce the areola and reposition the nipple.
A combination of both liposuction and excision techniques can be used when excess fatty tissue and glandular breast tissue are present.
What to Expect After Male Breast Reduction
Following your male breast reduction procedure, you can expect to be bandaged and wearing a compression garment to help reduce swelling and support your new chest contours. It is important that you avoid any vigorous shoulder movements for the first few days, and avoid lifting your arms up vertically. Redness and swelling are expected, and any pain that occurs can be controlled with pain medication. Overall, the recovery timeframe will depend on how extensive your procedure was. The average patient can usually return to work in about a week. Following Dr. Cusimano’s post-op instructions can help to ensure best results.