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Reduce the Look of Man Boobs

Published on July 11, 2019

Men and women have different kinds of chests. Women have rounder and fuller breasts, whereas men tend to have a flatter upper body. When men begin to develop feminine-looking breasts, it can be a cause of shame and embarrassment. They may begin to feel emasculated, and this may take a toll on their self-confidence and how they participate socially.

Do you struggle with oversized male breasts? Does it make you feel uncomfortable in social situations? To correct the appearance of your chest, you can get a male breast reduction performed. This surgical procedure corrects excessive breast tissue in men (also known as gynecomastia) and can also address oversized areolae.

What Causes Gynecomastia?

Gynecomastia may result from a variety of factors. It could be a result of one’s genes, obesity, hormonal changes, various illnesses, or even from the usage of certain drugs.

How can one identify gynecomastia? Gynecomastia patients have an excess of fat localized in their breast area, excessive glandular-tissue development, and excess breast skin. These signs help one understand if they require a male breast reduction or not.

Is Male Breast Reduction Right for You?

Men who have failed to benefit from non-surgical breast-reduction options make good candidates for the procedure. Non-smokers and individuals in sound health heal the best. Men who have realistic expectations from the procedure are ideal candidates.

In order to have this operation carried out, the patient’s breast development must have stabilized. For this reason, it cannot be done on teens.

How Does One Prepare for Male Breast Reduction?

A patient who plans to undergo male breast reduction should be tested for any existing health conditions that may complicate their recovery. Smokers will be asked to avoid smoking in the weeks leading up to the procedure and during recovery. In addition, patients are requested to stop taking certain medications such as anti-inflammatory drugs.

Gynecomastia is an outpatient procedure. It takes a couple of hours to be completed, and you can return home the same day. It is advisable to arrange for a caretaker for the night who can cater to your needs after the operation, since you will still be waking up from the anesthesia.

The Male Breast-Reduction Procedure

Traditionally, during male breast reduction, an excision is made to remove excess glandular breast tissue with the help of a scalpel. Male breast-reduction surgery may also involve liposuction to remove excess fat depending on the individual’s recontouring needs.

The results of the surgery are immediately visible. However, after the surgery is complete, there will also be a degree of post-surgical swelling and bruising, which will make it harder to see the full results of the procedure. Once swelling and bruising have ameliorated and healing is complete, you will be able to enjoy the full results of your male breast reduction.

Achieve a More Masculine Chest

During a consultation with Dr. Lu-Jean Feng, a board-certified plastic surgeon with numerous satisfied patients, the two of you will discuss male breast reduction in further detail. Dr. Feng will answer your questions and develop a surgical plan to help achieve your goals. To schedule your consultation, contact our office.

Patient Testimonials

  • “I believe she is the best in the country at what she does. Instantly I noticed my neck and shoulder pain was gone and I could breathe much better” – Crystal Hefner
  • "When it comes to explant surgery I think Dr. Feng is the best doctor in the world. She’s done more studies, she’s testified in trials, the whole spectrum of anything to do with explant surgery she’s done it.”
    - Yolanda Hadid (Foster), Real Housewives of Beverly Hills
  • “Every communication I had with their office was so professional, and they were so kind and accommodating.”
  • "Dr. Feng is not all about cosmetic surgery…she is about getting healthy and giving her patients the tools to stay that way!”
  • "Went from being overweight, to physically fit and ready for a marathon within 7 months of my surgery. You are in the best of care at her surgical center.”
  • "I was thrilled to have NO PAIN from my procedure! Almost 9 hours of surgery and I awoke with NO nausea, no pain. I was afraid after the nerve block wore off I would have pain…but NO!"
  • "She took a good long time talking with me and my husband, so if there was a time when I had to wait, I figured she was giving someone else her undivided attention…I felt totally taken care of"
  • "Dr. Feng is an expert in her field… [attended] Yale at 16… She has perfected the anesthesia so that nausea can be avoided and she uses nerve blocks to make sure that you aren’t in pain after the procedure"
  • "Dr. Feng removed my ruptured breast implants as well as the inflamed capsules and sent them to her pathologist, which was instrumental in getting my health insurer to cover the surgery, which she also appealed on my behalf"
  • "Words cannot begin to capture the gratitude that I would like to express to you right now. Without your talent, vision and perfectionism my breasts, my health and probably my outlook on life would have been very unhealthy"
  • "I am cured! Those were (my doctor’s) exact words…If it wasn’t for your kindness, your tremendous talent and of course your outstanding staff I would have never known what it feels like to have a normal life again"
  • "I get a comment from every doctor I see about my fabulous scar. I almost have nothing to be seen. Everyone thinks it looks awesome!"
  • "She explanted my 7 year old implants for me and gave me a lolipop lift. She is extremely talented. She made my breast look better than they did with implants"
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