Can Men Have a Breast Reduction?
Men can and do have a breast reduction. The development of breast tissue in men, properly called gynecomastia, can happen for a variety of reasons. It often occurs at puberty and then goes away but can happen in adults. Surgeons often use liposuction to remove this tissue, but loose skin may require an incision to fix.
Am I a Good Candidate for Breast Reduction?
If you have breasts that are larger than you want them to be, you may be a good candidate for breast reduction surgery. We recommend that you avoid smoking both four weeks before and six weeks after the procedure. Make sure your surgeon knows about all of your medications, and avoid blood-thinning medications like aspirin before surgery.
What is Recovery Like From Breast Reduction?
You will feel some soreness and swelling, especially in the first few days. We will prescribe pain medication to keep you more comfortable for those few days. Most people can return to work after one to two weeks. However, the swelling will not entirely subside for six months to a year. During this time, the final shape of your breasts will continue to improve as they settle into their new position.