Male Breast Reduction
Occasionally, men suffer from disproportionate breast enlargement, a condition known as gynecomastia. This can arise spontaneously during the teenage years, or can be caused by aging, various prescription medications, alcohol, anabolic steroids, marijuana, or weight fluctuations. However, the vast majority of men with gynecomastia do not have a specific cause for the condition. Gynecomastia can cause embarrassment for men, and many seek to correct the problem. The surgical procedure designed to reduce the size of large breasts (male breast reduction) for Ottawa men is chosen based on the amount of excess skin, fat, and breast tissue present. Dr. Silverman or Dr. Boyd will help you determine which approach is best for you.
If you are interested in learning more about male breast reduction surgery performed by Dr. Silverman or Dr. Boyd, please request a consultation or call our office at (613) 792-4137. We look forward to helping you achieve your cosmetic goals.
Male Breast Reduction Procedure
For men suffering from gynecomastia in Ottawa, a male breast reduction procedure reduces the breast tissue using liposuction and/or surgical excision through an incision around the nipple, in most cases. In unusual cases where large amounts of excess skin will remain, additional scarring to excise lax skin may be necessary for correction. Your surgeon will discuss which technique is right for you based upon your individual needs and desires.
The procedure generally takes about 1 to 2 hours, depending on how much breast tissue and/or skin needs to be addressed. Many of our male breast reduction patients report that recovery is quick and easy.