Cosmetic Services

Male Breast Reduction

Male breast reduction surgery is undertaken to resolve enlargement of the male breasts due to excessive fat, enlarged mammary glands or a combination of these factors. Our comprehensive guide will walk you through everything you need to know about the procedure, from initial consultation to post-operative care.

What is Male Breast Reduction?

Male breast reduction surgery is undertaken to resolve enlargement of the male breasts due to excessive fat, enlarged mammary glands or a combination of these factors. Depending on the primary cause, either or both of the following procedures will be of benefit to the patient.

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Breast Fat Liposuction

If breast enlargement is due mainly to fat, liposuction will be the treatment of choice.  This will reduce a good percentage of the fat but will not completely flatten the chest, as it does not take away mammary glands and other non-fat tissue.

Subcutaneous Mastectomy

If breast enlargement is due mainly to enlarged glands, the breast volume can be reduced by surgical removal in a process called Subcutaneous Mastectomy, wherein breast tissues are taken out through an incision around the areola.  The skin is largely left intact and scars will be only in the periareolar area.  There is a chance of puckering of the incision site which may take a year to flatten out.

Comprehensive Guide to Male Breast Reduction

Everything You Need to Know

Male Breast Reduction: Before Surgery

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Consultation: Schedule a consultation with a qualified plastic surgeon to discuss your goals, medical history, and expectations.

Medical Evaluation: Your surgeon will conduct a physical examination and may require additional tests to ensure you’re a suitable candidate for surgery.

Discuss Expectations: Talk to your surgeon about your desired outcome and ensure you have realistic expectations about the results.

Male Breast Reduction: During Surgery

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Anesthesia: You’ll be given either general anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedation to ensure you’re comfortable throughout the procedure.

Liposuction: The surgeon may use liposuction to remove excess fat from the chest area.

Tissue Excision: In cases of significant glandular tissue or excess skin, the surgeon may need to make incisions to remove these tissues.

Nipple Repositioning: If needed, the nipples may be repositioned to achieve a more natural appearance.

Closure: The incisions are closed with sutures, and bandages or compression garments are applied to support the chest area.

Male Breast Reduction: After Surgery

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Recovery: You’ll be monitored in a recovery area before being discharged. Arrange for someone to drive you home and assist you during the initial recovery period.

Follow-up Appointments: Attend all scheduled follow-up appointments with your surgeon to monitor your healing and address any concerns.

Activity Restrictions: Follow your surgeon’s instructions regarding physical activity and lifting restrictions during the recovery period.

Compression Garments: You may be required to wear compression garments to support the chest and minimize swelling.

Pain Management: Your surgeon will prescribe pain medication to help manage any discomfort during the recovery process.

Male Breast Reduction: What to Expect

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Swelling and Bruising: It’s normal to experience some swelling and bruising, which will gradually subside over time.

Scarring: The incision scars will fade over time but may take several months to become less noticeable.

Final Results: It may take several months for the final results to be visible as swelling resolves and the chest area settles into its new shape.

Male Breast Reduction: Considerations

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Realistic Expectations: Understand that while male breast reduction can improve the appearance of your chest, it may not achieve perfection.

Weight Management: Maintaining a stable weight after surgery can help preserve the results of male breast reduction.

Emotional Well-being: Some men may experience emotional changes following surgery. It’s important to discuss any concerns with your surgeon or a mental health professional.

Male Breast Reduction: Post-Surgery Care

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Follow Instructions: Follow all post-operative care instructions provided by your surgeon, including wound care and medication guidelines.

Avoid Sun Exposure: Protect your incision sites from sun exposure to minimize scarring.

Healthy Lifestyle: Maintain a healthy lifestyle with regular exercise and a balanced diet to optimize your results.

Male breast reduction surgery can provide long-lasting results, but it’s important to choose a qualified and experienced plastic surgeon and follow all pre- and post-operative instructions for the best outcome.



Hostpital Stay

Price (THB)

VASER Liposuction Only

1 Night


Mastectomy only

1 Night


Mastectomy + Tumescent Liposuction

1 Night


Mastectomy + VASER Liposuction

1 Night


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Frequently Asked Questions

Will I be awake during male breast reduction surgery?

You will be asleep under general anesthesia.

How long do I need to stay in the hospital?

You will be admitted for 1-2 nights only but will be asked to return for follow up 7-10 days after surgery.

How long is the recovery period for male breast reduction surgery?

Most of the swelling and bruising present after surgery will abate over 2 weeks. Healing will gradually occur and full scar maturation is expected to be complete by 6-12 months.

What are the risks of male breast reduction surgery?

The risks of surgery include bleeding, adverse reaction to anesthesia, infection, delayed healing, nerve injury, asymmetrical chest contour, loose skin, unfavorable scarring, and the need for revision surgery.

How should I prepare for male breast reduction surgery?

To avoid complications and reduce risk factors you need to stop smoking, drinking alcoholic beverages, and taking hormonal pills, herbal supplements, and medicines (other than those that your doctor allows you to continue), at least two weeks before your schedule. People with diseases need surgical clearance from their medical specialists.