Many men have excess breast tissue (you are not alone). This condition is called gynecomastia. This may have been present at an early age or sometimes develops later in adult life. Many men are uncomfortable taking off their shirt in public or at the beach. Some wear loose shirts or compression vests to hide it. Male breast reduction can remove this excess tissue and restore the chest contour to normal. Imagine taking your shirt off at the pool or beach without feeling self conscious!
The surgery takes about 4 hours and involves a combination of liposuction and surgical excision of tissue. The incision is made around the areola so that the scar is well hidden after surgery. You will need about a week off of work and should not exercise for 6 weeks. A compression vest is worn for about 3 weeks following the procedure. A consultation and simple physical exam will determine if you are a candidate for this surgery. It has changed the lives of our patients.
Dr. Buenaventura enjoys treating gynecomastia patients. Please come in for a consultation to discuss your options.