Male Breast Reduction (Gynecomastia)
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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.
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.
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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.
Call River City Plastic Surgery in Jefferson City, Missouri at 573-635-9668 to schedule your personal consultation.