Gynecomastia is the medical term for a condition in which a male person has an excess of breast tissue. This condition can be surgically treated to remove the excess fat and glandular tissue, often called male breast reduction surgery.
How long does male breast reduction surgery take?
The surgery will take about two to three hours. If only liposuction is required, the procedure time may be shorter. Every surgery for male breast reduction is a customized procedure, and some are longer due to the need to reduce nipple size or move structure to create a fit, firm, masculine chest.
If I gain weight, will the problem return?
If your condition was the result of an excess of glandular tissue, no. If it was related to fat, some of it may return, but the fat that was removed in your procedure cannot return.
What type of anesthesia is required?
For gynecomastia procedures, Dr. Kim prefers to use general anesthesia.