Plastic Surgery

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MALE BREAST REDUCTION (gynecomastia correction)

Male breast reductions can be performed to correct gynecomastia. The procedures can include liposuction and/or excision of excess glandular tissue to reduce enlarged, female-like breasts in men. The specific procedure is usually outpatient, lasts 1-2 hours, and can be performed under local or general anesthesia. Side effects may include temporary bruising, swelling, numbness, soreness, and/or a burning sensation. Risks of surgery can include infection, fluid collections, rippling or bagginess of the skin, asymmetry, excessive scarring, and rarely, excessive fluid loss leading to shock. Patients are usually able to return to work after 1 week, but should refrain from strenuous activity for 2-3 weeks.  Learn more about male breast reduction or gynecomastia correction.


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