Male Breast Reduction (Gynecomastia)
A male breast reduction is performed to reduce or eliminate excess male breast tissue. During puberty, mild enlargement of male breast tissue often occurs but usually disappears over a period of one to two years. When it persists, its appearance can cause embarrassment or extreme self-consciousness in social situations.
What to Expect
- Anesthesia – Usually local with IV sedation
- Length of Surgery – 1 to 2 hours
- In / Outpatient – Generally out-patient in our accredited on-site surgery center
During this breast reduction surgery, an incision is made following the lower border of the areola and the excess breast tissue is removed. The incision usually heals with very little noticeable scarring. When the composition of the breasts is mostly fat, liposuction can be performed instead of excision. In some cases, the combination of both procedures is performed.
What are the Risks?
No surgical procedure is risk free and that includes cosmetic surgery like male breast reduction surgery. During your consultation with Dr. Sabbagh, he will review the risks so you can make an educated decision. With an established track record of over 80 years, board certified plastic surgeons, an accredited facility, and thousands of satisfied patients throughout Dearborn, metro Detroit, Michigan and the U.S., the Straith Clinic has earned an excellent reputation for cosmetic surgery of the face and body. Call us today at 248-270-5272 or send us an email to schedule a consultation during which you can discuss our facial and body services and tour our facility, including our on-site operating facility.