Male Breast Reduction
Conveniently serving Jefferson City
Regain Your Confidence
Gynecomastia is a condition that occurs in men that causes the breasts to become enlarged creating the appearance of “man” boobs. Gynecomastia cannot be addressed through dieting or exercise. Fortunately, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Barbra Howard offers male breast reduction, also known as gynecomastia surgery.
Am I a Good Candidate for Male Breast Reduction?
You may be a candidate for male breast reduction if you are a man who has excessively large breasts. This procedure may also be helpful to men who have excess or sagging tissue in the chest area after losing a large amount of weight. Male breast reduction is intended to give the patient a flatter chest with a more masculine contour.
How Male Breast Reduction Surgery is Performed
The gynecomastia procedure is usually done on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia but can be done with sedation and local anesthesia. Excess breast tissue or fat can be removed with liposuction, excision, or a combination of both. Excess skin may also be excised. You will go home several hours after surgery. A compression vest or chest wrapping is usually indicated for a week or two after surgery.
View before-and-after pictures of real patients of Barbara Howard, M.D.
Dr. Howard was more understanding and sincere, than other doctors. I didn’t feel like ‘just another person’. Very comforting.A.B.
Potential Male Breast Reduction Risks
The specific risks and the suitability of male breast reduction for a given individual can be determined only at the time of consultation. All surgical procedures have some degree of risk. Minor complications that do not affect the outcome occur occasionally. Major complications are rare.