Male breast reduction
A female-like breast in men can occur due to accumulation of fat or the glandular breast tissue grows because of a condition called gynecomastia, which is caused by certain medications and medical conditions. The male breast may appear large and saggy after a man has lost weight.
Should the cause of the enlarged breast be due to fat deposits, liposuction is performed. (See Liposuction.)
Should the enlargement be due to glandular tissue, this tissue can be removed. A small cut is made around the dark outer skin of the nipple through which the excess tissue is removed. After the removal of the tissue, the incision is sutured.
Should the gynecomastia occur in an extreme form or there is excess skin due to extreme weight loss, this skin can be removed as well. In many ways the procedure is similar to a breast lift. (See Breast Lift.)
Anaesthetic: general anaesthetic; Duration of the procedure: 1.5 hours
Hospital Stay: 1 day; Proposed stay in Cyprus: 2 days after surgery
Stitch removal: 10-14 days after surgery or absorbable sutures
Every surgical procedure involves a certain amount of risk and it is important that you understand the risks involved with breast reduction. Although the majority of patients do not experience complications, you should understand all possible consequences of breast reduction surgery.
Regardless of the sex of the person, breast reduction surgery and liposuction surgery carry similar risks. (See Breast Lift and Liposuction)