As the name implies, male breast reduction surgery removes excess fat and tissue from a man’s chest.
Many men have enlarged chests that call for this procedure. The cause is not always known but may be attributed to obesity and the use of some drugs, such as anabolic steroids.
Before & After
Dr. Sleightholm’s Approach to Male Breast Reductions
Dr. Sleightholm specializes in body shaping procedures, including male breast reductions, and takes great pride in working with patients to understand their needs and help them achieve their desired result.
After a male breast reduction surgery, patients can look forward to a flatter chest than before. Your chest will also be more proportioned, achieving a traditionally “masculine” look.
Following an initial consultation and assessment, Dr. Sleightholm will determine if this procedure would best be done under local anesthetic at the Brampton Cosmetic Surgery Center & Medical Spa, or under a general anesthetic in private hospital where more extensive procedures are performed for the safety and comfort of our patients.
Frequently Asked Questions about Male Breast Reductions
How is the reduction surgery done?
Dr. Sleightholm will determine the specific technique for your reduction procedure. It largely depends on your anatomy and desired results.
He will start by freezing the area locally then through tiny incisions, a small liposuction tube is inserted, combined with suction to remove fat. In certain cases, skin will be removed.
Sometimes, Dr. Sleightholm will remove breast tissue through an incision around the lower half of the areola.
Will the procedure leave a scar?
Scars are small. They are either in the breast fold or around the areolas. Upon healing, scars are not noticeable.
Will a procedure hurt?
When gynecomastia is performed under a local anesthetic, a local anesthetic is used. After the procedure, you may feel moderate pain. However, it is easily controlled with pain medication.
Are there male breast reduction risks?
There are certain risks associated with male breast reduction surgery. Thankfully, they are rare and you can contact Dr. Sleightholm with any concerns.
Procedure-related risks may include:
Fluid Collection:Apparent fluid collection in the patient’s chest is uncommon. However, should a large amount of fluid form, a quick drainage procedure may be needed.
Asymmetry:Typically, both sides of the chest are not perfectly symmetrical before the procedure. However, Dr. Sleightholm puts a great amount of care into making the sides as symmetrical as possible.
Will I have to take time off work or my daily routine?
Generally, you can resume normal activities in about a week. Bruising and swelling subsides in two weeks or so, but you must wear a compression garment that covers the treated areas for six weeks.
This garment helps reduce swelling, speeding the recovery period.
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