Gynecomastia is a condition that affects men of all ages. Characterized by enlarged breast tissue, this condition can have a negative impact on a man’s self-confidence. While there are several potential causes, gynecomastia is usually linked to a hormonal imbalance. The condition can be resolved through lifestyle changes, but when it cannot, we recommend male breast reduction.
Male breast reduction can treat:
- Enlarged breast tissue
- Sensitive nipple and breast tissue
- Negative body image
After male breast reduction, you’ll have a flat chest and you’ll feel comfortable being shirtless again. If you’re considering male breast reduction in Toronto, read our frequently asked questions and then contact us to schedule a private consultation.
How does male breast reduction work?
Male breast reduction works by reducing excess fat, glandular tissue and skin in the chest. It’s an outpatient procedure that can be performed under intravenous sedation or general anesthesia. We use liposuction, excision (surgical removal of tissue), or a combination of both, depending on your circumstances.
When liposuction is performed alone, incisions are small and placed near the armpits or at the areola. If excision is needed, the incisions are placed around the areola or at the crease beneath the breast. After removing the tissue, all incisions are closed with sutures. An elastic garment is placed around the treated area to minimize swelling and discomfort.
What can I expect after male breast reduction?
We’ll give you detailed aftercare instructions when the surgery is finished. Expect some swelling, bruising and discomfort for several days. Compression garments are worn for at least four weeks. Prescription medication helps you manage discomfort during your recovery. After about 1-2 weeks, all stitches are removed and you’ll be back to your normal routine.
Is this surgery safe?
Like all surgical procedures, male breast reduction has risks. We’ll discuss safety information and risks in detail during your personal consultation. Potential adverse events can include infection, hematoma, breast asymmetry, nipple or areola inversion, sensory changes, excessive scarring, hyperpigmentation or unsatisfactory cosmetic outcome.
Who performs male breast reduction in Toronto?
Contact us in Toronto to schedule a consultation for male breast reduction. During your consultation, Dr. Golger or Dr. Romy will discuss the procedure, answer your questions, and share male breast reduction photos.