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.
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.
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.