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MALE BREAST REDUCTION

MALE BREAST REDUCTION

Male breast reduction reduces overly developed male breasts and nipples to provide a masculine chest appearance. Gynecomastia or "man boobs" is a well-described problem among men and may impact on self-confidence or be embarrassing.

Male breast reduction surgery aims to:

  • Enhance the appearance of the patient’s chest (flat, firm and contoured chest)
  • Create a proportionate chest.

Procedure

Male breast reduction surgery reduces overly developed male breasts and nipples using liposuction alone or combined with surgical removal of excess glandular tissue ± skin.

Male breast reduction surgery takes approximately one and a half to three hours.


For male breast reduction surgery, either general anaesthesia is used, or intravenous sedation and local anaesthesia are used.


This is an outpatient procedure.


Temporary bruising, swelling, numbness, soreness, and/or a burning sensation are possible.


Infection, fluid build-up, injury to the skin, rippling or looseness of the skin, asymmetry, pigmentation changes, excessive scarring if tissue was cut away, loss of nipple sensation, contour irregularities and in some instances the need for a second procedure to remove additional tissue is required.


The patient may go back to work after seven days. More strenuous activity may be resumed after two to three weeks. Most of the swelling and bruising will disappear after three to six months. After male breast reduction surgery, the surgeon will also advise on a compression garment to be worn during recovery.


The results are permanent, although subsequent weight gain may cause the breast area to become larger once again. After the male breast reduction surgery, the patient will notice a significant change in his physical appearance.


WHEN YOU CHOOSE A DOCTOR WHO IS A MEMBER OF APRASSA, YOU CAN BE ASSURED THAT YOUR SURGEON IS QUALIFIED IN ALL ASPECTS OF COSMETIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY.

Find a Surgeon

The Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons of Southern Africa was formed in 1956. It currently has over 169 members from all around South Africa. All our members are fully qualified Plastic surgeons that have been approved for APRASSA membership and will endeavour to provide you with excellent care throughout your plastic surgery journey.









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