Male Breast Reduction & Recovery

Benefits of Male Breast Reduction Surgery

As one of the most popular plastic surgeries for men, male breast reduction, also known as gynecomastia surgery, offers many benefits. Unfortunately, for the majority of men with gynecomastia, genetics are responsible. This means there is not a lot you can do on your own to tone and reduce the size of your enlarged breasts. Instead of giving up, let’s take a closer look at male breast reduction surgery and its unrivaled benefits, physical and emotional. Gynecomastia is a procedure that helps patients achieve a masculine appearance.  Learn some of the benefits of gynecomastia surgery and understand why this is the most popular plastic surgery for men.

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Dr. Castaneda performing a gynecomastia surgery (Male breast reduction)

The Benefits of Gynecomastia

Male Breast Reduction surgery helps you achieve a more masculine figure with ease.

The condition of having enlarged breasts in men can sometimes be caused by extra deposits of fat in the area. In some cases with a rigorous routine of diet and exercise, breasts can become smaller. However, for most guys, enlarged breasts are the result of a genetic predisposition to having excess glandular breast tissue throughout the chest area. Gynecomastia surgery is the most effective treatment that will not only reduce the size of your breasts but thanks to carefully sculpting techniques, will leave an aesthetically pleasing result that could never be achieved with diet and exercise.  

Male Breast Reduction Surgery recovery time is short and simple.

This is usually an outpatient surgery, which means that after a few hours, you can head home and recuperate there. When planning for your gynecomastia surgery, plan to take 3 to 4 days off of work following the surgery, so you can rest. As with any surgery, the area will likely become sore and tender, but your VIDA surgeon will prescribe pain medication to relieve any discomfort. In order to aid in your recovery, you’ll be asked to wear a special compression garment that covers your chest. This garment will provide extra support to the breast tissue and help minimize swelling.

The simplest way to avoid gynecomastia surgery side effects is to attend all of your follow-up appointments. Every time you visit the doctor’s office, your VIDA surgeon will evaluate how your breast tissue is healing, how are your scars looking and will let you know when and what precautions you need to take in order to go back to your routine.

Male Breast Reduction Surgery is personalized.

Surgeons take into consideration your aesthetic goals as well as your overall build to ensure a natural result you’ll feel confident with. Gynecomastia surgery combines different steps in order to achieve the best possible results. If needed, your surgeon will begin by performing liposuction and remove stubborn pockets of fat before moving on to the breast tissue and excess skin. This is done carefully and taking into consideration how you’ll look at the end. Our VIDA surgeons take the end result very seriously, contouring your chest to a flat and manly appearance that will feel and look completely natural.

Look and feel comfortable with your body.

Shirt on or shirt off, the results from a gynecomastia boost a patients’ self-esteem. It is only natural that when you think about surgery you also wonder about scarring. Male breast reduction surgery does leave scars, but you’ll be pleased to learn that these are usually very subtle scars. During a pre-op consultation, your doctor will discuss with you the incision patterns that would work best for you.  Your VIDA surgeon takes several things into consideration: your skin tone, your desired results, the amount of fat, excess skin and breast tissue to be removed and the size of your nipple. The goal is to make the scars as subtle as possible, with some being virtually invisible.

Male breast reduction surgery will improve your overall quality of life.

When considering surgery to fix gynecomastia, most of our patients report discomfort beyond the way they look. You’ll be happy to know that this surgery can help alleviate other annoying symptoms from having enlarged breasts.  

Apart from the extraordinary aesthetic results that male breast reduction surgery can give you, having a flatter chest will likely make physical activities more comfortable. Activities such as running, jumping and anything in between might be painful with gynecomastia. There are no male sports bras to provide extra support to the breast tissue, but with gynecomastia surgery, you’ll get rid of the problem once and for all.  Curious about the ways Male Breast Reduction Surgery can help you? Contact VIDA Wellness and Beauty Center at (619)610-1667 to schedule a one on one consultation with one of our board-certified plastic surgeon.

Dr. Carlos Castaneda

Dr. Carlos Castañeda is our board-certified body contouring specialist at VIDA Clinic in Tijuana. He specializes in Body Contouring, Body Reshaping, Liposculpture, Breast Surgery, Gynecomastia & more. He is certified by the Mexican Council of Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery, an active member of the Mexican Association of Reconstructive Plastic & Aesthetic Surgery and a member of the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.