Gynecomastia, a condition in which a male produces extra estrogen, causes the breast tissue to swell. The excess glandular tissue in the chest may create a breast-like appearance.
If the condition doesn’t get better on its own or with hormone therapy, you might be a good candidate for breast reduction surgery.
Other men may have leftover sagging skin on their chest after significant weight loss. Breast reduction surgery may be necessary to remove those excess skin folds as well.
Breast reduction surgery is an operation to remove extra skin, tissue, and fat underneath the nipple. While you’re under anesthesia, Dr. Ku makes one incision at the nipple and one in the underarm, and then he uses liposuction to remove excess fat from the chest.
If he notices glandular tissue, Dr. Ku removes it with a scalpel. After he removes all of the fat, loose skin, and glandular tissue, he stitches the incisions closed, dresses the wounds, and wraps you in a compression garment.
After any surgery under anesthesia, you need to arrange a ride home when you leave the clinic. You may experience pain and swelling in the following days as you heal from the procedure, but Dr. Ku provides pain medication to help you manage.
Dr. Ku provides post-operative care instructions to help you recover. It’s important to follow those instructions to achieve the best results. The results of a breast reduction are permanent, but you can trigger a recurrence of gynecomastia if you gain significant weight.
Male breast reduction results in a flatter, more masculine chest. It won’t be evident that you had surgery, so you can have the confidence to hold your chest proud and go shirtless again.
Once the swelling goes down, you should notice immediate improvements. By using the most advanced, precise techniques available, Dr. Ku can achieve these favorable results with minimal downtime.
Call or use the online booking option to schedule an evaluation for breast reduction surgery with Dr. Ku.
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