Enlarged breast tissue, also known as gynecomastia, is a problem for many men due to genetics or prescription medications they’re taking. Plastic surgery can permanently reverse this condition, resulting in a more masculine, contoured chest. Unfortunately, many men in Chicago are unaware there is help for this cosmetic concern. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Dreyfuss is highly sought-after to help his male patients resolve this problem.

Below are a few facts men should know about male breast reduction surgery.

1. There Are Two Types of Gynecomastia Procedures

There is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all approach to gynecomastia surgery. Dr. Dreyfuss may decide to perform liposuction if there is excess fatty tissue in the breast area. Meanwhile, he will employ an excision if he feels it’s better to remove glandular breast tissue or excess skin. This technique is better if he needs to reposition or reduce the nipples.

2. Minimal Risks

Most men respond well to breast reduction surgery, but risks and potential complications exist. These involve changes to nipple sensation or appearance, blood vessel damage, nerve damage, muscle damage, infection, or deep vein thrombosis. Dr. Dreyfuss is happy to discuss all risks with you during your male breast reduction consultation.

3. Recovery May Involve Accessories

Like many surgical procedures, gynecomastia surgery does not offer instant results. Recovery lasts about one week. Carefully follow all your post-surgery care instructions, including when to take pain meds. We will send you home with bandages applied to the incisions and a support garment to reduce swelling and support the new contours. You may need a drain to prevent excess fluid buildup.

4. Results of Gynecomastia Surgery Are Normally Permanent

While specific procedures may need additional attention over time, male breast reduction surgery benefits are likely long-lasting if there is no weight gain. Much like liposuction, you could see the fat return if you gain weight. Also, some medications could cause male breasts to increase in size.

Dr. Dreyfuss Is Here to Help!

To learn more about male breast reduction surgery in Chicago by Dr. David Dreyfuss, contact us today for a discreet consultation. It could be life-changing.