Male Breast Reduction (Gynecomastia procedure)
A breast reduction – also known as a Gynecomastia – is a surgical procedure used to remove excessive breast tissue and achieve a smaller breast size. Disproportionately large breasts can cause insecurity in one’s appearance, as well as back pain and other physical discomforts. Most men who seek breast reductions do so to transform their breasts to become more balanced to their body sizes. You will feel more comfortable in the tighter shirts and on the beach.
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Am I a candidate for a breast reduction?
If you are generally healthy you can be a great candidate for male breast reduction procedure. Only non-smoking men who are in good physical health should undergo a gynecomastia. Dr. Markelov will help you determine whether breast reduction is right for you and he will guide you through every step.
What should I expect during a breast reduction procedure?
Prior to your procedure, you’ll consult with Dr. Markelov (we offer virtual consultations) to ensure that you are a good candidate. You’ll undergo pre-operative lab work and be instructed to avoid food and drinks on the day of your procedure. The procedure can be done under local anesthesia in the office with minimal pain and essentially no downtime. Dr. Markelov will perform liposuction or remove excess tissue, fat and skin from tiny incisions around the nipple. Every effort will be made to keep the nipple connected to the original blood vessels and nerves to to hide the scar
What post-operative instructions will I need to follow?
The incisions will be covered with surgical glue and they require minimal post-procedural care. There are no stitches to remove afterwards. You will be wrapped in compression bandage and wear compression vest to minimize swelling.
Dr. Markelov specializes in gynecomastia correction under local anesthesia in the office. The procedure can be frequently performed through a very small incisions leaving very minimal visible scarring.