Male Breast Reduction
Dr. Brooke R. Seckel – Serving Those Seeking Male Breast Reduction in Boston
What is gynecomastia? What are man boobs?
Gynecomastia is an enlarged breast gland in men that appears as a full or feminine breast. Gynecomastia is a common condition especially in young adolescent men who have not reached puberty. Gynecomastia or man boob is accentuated in patients who are obese. Gynecomastia can also occur due to drugs taken to combat some forms of male cancer. Today gynecomastia or man boob is common in men who use performance enhancing steroids to increase athletic and weightlifting performance.
Gynecomastia surgery or how to get rid of man boobs
Gynecomastia surgery or male breast reduction can be as simple as a well hidden scar following laser liposuction or more complex with some similarity to a breast lift. In my experience most cases of gynecomastia surgery or man boob removal involve only laser liposuction. If there is true gynecomastia, that is true overgrowth of the breast gland, then partial gland removal must be done. At Boston Plastic Surgery Specialists, we make a small incision around the bottom half of the areola, do a partial removal of the breast gland or breast bud and with laser liposuction remove enough fat and glandular tissue to create a normal male breast or chest appearance.
Why do men have gynecomastia surgery?
Men choose to have gynecomastia surgery for several reasons:
- To be able to go bare chested at the beach and not have to wear T-shirts or other cover-ups to hide their breasts
- To relieve discomfort and irritation caused by excess breast tissue when engaging in physical exercise and work
- Look more masculine
Is gynecomastia surgery or male breast reduction safe?
Yes, this is a safe procedure if performed by a board certified plastic surgeon who is experienced in male breast surgery.
What is recovery like after gynecomastia surgery or man boob removal?
You should plan two weeks for recovery after gynecomastia surgery. You will be wearing a compression garment which is a tight fitting body shirt to prevent fluid accumulation and help tighten the skin. The main recovery is the time it takes for bruising and swelling to go away. Sometimes the bruising can last up to 3 weeks.
Does gynecomastia surgery hurt?
Male breast surgery causes discomfort for the first few days, but medications are given to control this. Remember that gynecomastia surgery is a skin operation; no deep body structures are affected.
How much does male breast gynecomastia surgery cost?
Male breast reduction costs $5000- $7500 for laser liposuction and up to $10,000 if an incision and removal of gland tissue is required.
Who should do my gynecomastia surgery?
I strongly urge you to find a plastic surgeon who is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and who has experience in breast surgery for men. It requires special knowledge and experience and is very different from breast cosmetic surgery for women.
Schedule Your Male Breast Reduction Consultation
Enlarged male breasts, or “man boobs,” can cause men to feel self-conscious and unhappy with their appearance. If you suffer from gynecomastia and would like to learn more about your treatment options, contact Dr. Brooke Seckel today to schedule a consultation.