Men who have extra fat and breast tissue in the chest may be struggling with their appearance when wearing revealing clothing or attending events at the beach or pool. This excess tissue can give the appearance of small breasts, making men feel embarrassed by how they look. When it’s time to address the problem outside of diet and exercise changes, many men meet with a plastic surgeon to learn about the benefits of male breast reduction. 

What is male breast reduction? 

Male breast reduction is a plastic surgery procedure intended to reduce breast tissue and fat in the chest caused by gynecomastia. Gynecomastia is the medical term for over-developed breasts in men, and it can happen at any age. The male breast reduction surgery uses liposuction to remove any localized fat or glandular tissue. It can be performed on one or both breasts, depending on the needs of the patient. The treatment is individualized to the patient’s needs and should only be done for the patient themselves—not for anyone else. 

Who is a good candidate for male breast reduction? 

The best candidates for gynecomastia plastic surgery are adult men who are physically healthy, are at their ideal body weight, and have noticed stabilization in their breast size and development. Men who are self-conscious about this extra fat and tissue and have realistic expectations regarding what can be achieved are often the best candidates for gynecomastia procedures. This surgical correction is best performed on patients who do not use illicit drugs, are non-smokers, and who live active and healthy lifestyles. During an evaluation, our team will assess the patient and their medical history to determine candidacy. 

Connect with our team today to learn more about male breast reduction 

If you struggle with gynecomastia and want to take charge of your appearance with plastic surgery, breast reduction surgery might be right for you! Call Drs. Christine Fisher and Silvia Kurtovic of Austin Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery to discuss treatments. The office is located at 2905 San Gabriel Street, Suite #100 and accepts new and returning patients who call for an appointment at 512-815-0123.  

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