Gynecomastia, also known as a male breast reduction, surgically reduces the size of a male breast.
Breast reduction surgery for males can achieve a flatter, firmer, more masculine chest. It reduces unwanted fat and excess glandular tissue that can contribute to a larger breast for males.
Generally, incisions are placed around the nipple areola. There may also be small incisions used for liposuction of the breasts in the breast crease or below the chest.
These procedures are performed as an outpatient under general anesthesia for your comfort and safety. Your recovery will depend on the extent of your procedure. You can usually return to normal daily activities within 1-2 days and exercise and more strenuous activities in 2-4 weeks. You will be asked to wear a compression garment around your chest for approximately 6 weeks to help reduce swelling and fluid retention.
Dr. Bauer and Dr. Talbert are happy to offer this procedure to interested patients. For more information on gynecomastia surgery, please contact our office in Little Rock, Arkansas to schedule a cosmetic consultation.