Men with enlarged breasts, also called "man boobs", can suffer from years of teasing, affecting them mentally and emotionally. Male breast reduction can give men the self-confidence they deserve to take back their life. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Larry C. Leverett serves patients in or around the Greater Phoenix area, such as Ahwatukee, Chandler, Glendale, Maricopa County, Mesa, Scottsdale, Tempe, and Gilbert, who suffer from gynecomastia.
What is Gynecomastia?
Gynecomastia is a medical condition in which males develop abnormal mammary glands or fatty breast tissue causing the breasts to appear large and feminine. Gynecomastia can affect men of any age but appears most often during puberty.
How Much Does Male Breast Reduction for Gynecomastia Cost?
The cost for male breast reduction varies depending on the extent of surgery. To help make male breast reduction more affordable to his patients, Dr. Leverett offers financing through CareCredit® and Prosper Healthcare Lending. Our office also accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, cash and cashier’s checks.
Benefits of Male Breast Reduction
Young boys can endure a lifetime of teasing because of overly large breasts. Male breast reduction surgery can give men their confidence back, allowing them to go shirtless without any worry. Other benefits of male breast reduction include:
- Higher self-esteem
- Eliminates discomfort in the back, chest, and shoulders
- Clothes fit better
- Creates a more masculine physique
Good Candidates for Male Breast Reduction for Gynecomastia
If you are self-conscious about your chest and have had no luck minimizing your breasts through diet and exercise, you may be a good candidate for male breast reduction.
What Happens During Male Breast Reduction?
Male breast reduction is performed on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia. A combination of liposuction and tissue excision may be used to reduce breast size. A small incision is made either under the areola or under the arm to remove excess tissue and fat. Larger reductions require bigger incisions to allow for tissue removal.
Recovery after Male Breast Reduction
Most men feel sore and swollen after male breast reduction. They may even experience some bruising. You may need to wear a compression garment to reduce swelling and aid in proper healing. You should avoid strenuous activities for at least two to three weeks.