Male Breast

“What Is Gynecomastia (Enlarged Breasts in Men)?”

In adolescence, men can develop breasts due to obesity or excessive development of the mammary tissue. Symptoms may be seen during adolescence or later in life. Though this is a common problem among many men, it may cause a personality disorder at the most sensitive age, bringing devastating social life problems. The data from overseas indicate that approximately 1 per 10,000 males suffers from gynecomastia. Regardless of gender, both men and women have breasts from birth. As for women, breasts, such as the mammary gland and lactiferous duct, develop by estrogen during teen years. As for men, it is possible to develop breasts just like women due to hormonal changes. Since gynecomastia appears usually as one of the endocrine diseases, it is important to verify the anomaly in the endocrine system.

Operation Information

  • Surgery Time :    60-90 Minutes
  • Anesthesia Type :    IV sedation
  • Hospitalization :    None
  • Stitch Removal :    2 Days & 7-10 Days
  • Recovery Time :    1-2 Weeks

When Is the Best Time to Receive the Gynecomastia Surgery (Male Breasts Reduction)?

Breasts can grow with pain due to the rapid hormone changes during adolescence. The symptom of gynecomastia may be temporary and be gone generally before 21 years of age when adolescence is over and the hormone level balances. Therefore, this surgery is recommended for adult patients after their adolescence. However, gynecomastia unrelated to endocrine disease or rapid hormone changes will need to consult with a surgeon for a surgical treatment.

Male Breast Gynecomastia Surgery Method

METHOD 01: Liposuction method

Liposuction Method of Male Breast Reduction

This method is utilized for a male who have a large amount of adipose (fat) tissues in the breasts. The advantage of liposuction method is that it does not leave much scarring due to small incision line.

METHOD 02: Sub-areolar Incision method

Sub-areolar Incision Method of Male Breast Reduction

This is a traditional method to perform the gynecomastia along with a liposuction method. As liposuction method is difficult to remove mammary tissues development, an additional surgery procedure which is an excision of the mammary tissue is necessary. In most cases, two methods are practiced in parallel through a 1-cm incision in the armpit or the areola. The mammary tissue is excised through an endoscope and adipose tissue is removed by liposuction, leaving an inconspicuous scar.

Ideal Candidates for Gynecomastia Surgery (Male Breast Reduction)

01   Men who abnormally have a large size of breasts.

02   Men who are stressed and concerned due to breasts size

03   Men who relatively have bigger subareolar area than others.

04   Men who are looking forward to losing weight along with breast size.

Male Breast Gynecomastia Surgery Point

01   Gynecomastia surgery does not require hospitalization.

02   Gynecomastia surgery does not insert stitches and does not need post-dressing after the surgery.

03   The shower is possible immediately after the surgery.

Post-operative Care for Gynecomastia Surgery

01   The surgery is usually operated under IV sedation and takes about 1 hour.

02   If there are a lot of mammary tissues removed, there may be some bleeding for 1-2 days. Therefore, a compression dressing may be required to prevent further bleeding.

03   Although you may go back to daily life, we recommend the patients to avoid holding heavy weights for two weeks.

04   The doctors recommend the patients avoid intense activities or exercise for a month after the surgery.

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