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What You Need to Know about a Male Breast Reduction

Overview A male breast reduction is a procedure that removes excess fat and tissue from a man’s chest.
The Ideal Candidate Men who have enlarged chests and often struggle with self-esteem as a result.
Target Areas Chest
Average Cost $4,500
Recovery
  • 1-2 weeks off work
  • 6-8 weeks without strenuous exercise
Overview
A male breast reduction is a procedure that removes excess fat and tissue from a man’s chest.
The Ideal Candidate
Men who have enlarged chests and often struggle with self-esteem as a result.
Target Areas
Chest
Average Cost
$4,500
Recovery
  • 1-2 weeks off work
  • 6-8 weeks without strenuous exercise

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What is a Male Breast Reduction?

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.

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 “masculine” look.

Surgical Procedures that Can Replace or Complement a Breast Reduction

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Tummy Tuck

Liposuction permanently removes excess fat in cosmetically important areas to sculpt an improved body contour. Some of the areas commonly targeted include the hips, abdomen, arms, thighs, love handles, spots around the chest, buttocks, neckline, and areas around the chin.

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A tummy tuck is a cosmetic surgical procedure that removes excess stomach fat and skin while also tightening the mid and lower abdominal muscles to reduce stomach protrusion. This helps patients achieve flatter, firmer midsections and healthier, more youthful appearances.

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Liposuction

Liposuction permanently removes excess fat in cosmetically important areas to sculpt an improved body contour. Some of the areas commonly targeted include the hips, abdomen, arms, thighs, love handles, spots around the chest, buttocks, neckline, and areas around the chin.

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Tummy Tuck

A tummy tuck is a cosmetic surgical procedure that removes excess stomach fat and skin while also tightening the mid and lower abdominal muscles to reduce stomach protrusion. This helps patients achieve flatter, firmer midsections and healthier, more youthful appearances.

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Find out If a Male Breast Reduction Will Be Right for You

Schedule a Male Breast Reduction Consultation

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 making tiny incisions. Then, he will insert a small, hollow tube through them. This is done to remove a certain amount of fat and tissue. 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?

Patients receive breast reduction surgery while under general anesthesia. 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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