Male breast enhancement by breast reduction will reduce the prominent breast tissue bringing the chest contour back to normal. Enlargement of the male breast (gynaecomastia) is common, and can occur with puberty or other hormonal changes, with many drugs and medical conditions, and also with being overweight. Male breast reduction can allow men to feel comfortable wearing tight tee-shirts and other clothing, and no longer feel self-conscious going to the beach and swimming.
Male breast reduction is the third most common cosmetic surgery procedure in men after liposuction of the face and body and rhinoplasty. The method of surgical correction for male breast enhancement with breast reduction can involve simple liposuction, surgical removal of breast tissue, or a combination of both depending on whether the tissue is mainly fatty, mainly glandular, or a combination of fatty and glandular. Scars are located around the nipple, or if there is a large amount of loose skin which needs to be removed, possibly more visible scars.
The surgery for male breast reduction is performed by Dr Cope as a day-surgery or overnight stay procedure, with *most people returning to work within 7-10 days following the surgery. A pressure compression garment must be worn for a few weeks, which minimises the bruising and swelling and helps produce an even contour. Heavy activities and sport should be avoided for one month.