Male Chest Reduction Surgery
Breast reduction is not a procedure that only females undergo, and male breast reduction happens more than one might think, even though some of us have never even heard of it. The main reason – weight gain.
Some men have more naturally-occurring breast tissue than others. It is rapid weight gain that will also cause a sagging of the skin across the chest and this will make the breasts look more pronounced. This is an embarrassing development for most men and will make them feel self-conscious. This is where breast reduction for when is a blessing. The operation will involve reducing the size of the breasts by removing excess fat, glandular tissue and skin from the area.
This chest reduction operation is generally a one-day surgery, but you may need to stay in the hospital for a night or two. It is performed under general anaesthetic. The cosmetic surgeon cuts around the dark skin surrounding the nipple or under the arm, and then removes the excess fat, skin and breast tissue. Liposuction may also be performed to remove the excess fat.
After chest reduction surgery there will naturally be swelling, and you will need to wear a pressure garment to reduce this swelling and help the healing process. The area will be tender and you will experience some pain for a few weeks after surgery but it will reduce with time. There will be scarring and how noticeable that is will depend on the amount of tissue removed. The scarring should fade over time but your cosmetic surgeon should discuss all this with you before the procedure.
Most over-weight men have ‘breasts’. This is because being overweight increases your likelihood of having excess breast tissue. Even certain drugs and medical conditions can cause the breast tissue to grow. It is crucial that you explore all underlying causes with your doctor before going ahead with the operation. All risks should be taken into consideration, as with any other cosmetic procedure. Every question should be cleared beforehand so that the results may be just what you had in mind.