Male Breast Reduction
Men who have developed excess breast tissue can call on plastic surgeon Dr. Anureet Bajaj for male breast reduction in Oklahoma City. A male breast reduction corrects a condition known as gynecomastia, or a female-appearing chest. By removing this excess tissue, patients are able to realize a chest that is flatter and more masculine in appearance.
Male Breast Reduction is Best For:
- correction of gynecomastia
- enhancing delineation of chest muscles
- removing excess fat on the male chest
- improving self-confidence
Male Breast Reduction in Oklahoma City
What to Expect:
For your male breast reduction, Dr. Bajaj's anesthesiologist will likely administer a local anesthetic with sedation, though a general anesthetic is used in cases of extreme tissue removal. The anesthetic will improve your comfort and help you sleep through the procedure.
Two possible incision patterns that cen be used to remove tissue during male breast reduction.
To begin your male breast reduction surgery, Dr. Bajaj will make one of two incisions. An incision will be made in your underarm or around the nipple areola. Through the chosen incision, Dr. Bajaj will be able to access the breast tissue. Dr. Bajaj will liposuction out excess fat from the chest area. This will improve the contours of the chest after surgery. If glandular tissue is present, she will then use a scalpel to remove it.
The doctor will close the incisions with sutures and apply a surgical dressing to cover them. A compression garment will also likely be placed around your chest to maintain the new slimmer contours.
When you leave Dr. Bajaj's practice, you will need to make sure you have transportation home as well as help around the house for a few days. You will need to limit your activity, but Dr. Bajaj will let you know when you can get back to your normal routine. Any post-operative discomfort will be managed by medication prescribed by Dr. Bajaj.
You will need to continue to wear the compression garments for several weeks, but after this time, you will begin to see the benefits of male breast reduction surgery. While it can take a few weeks for the swelling to completely dissipate, you will soon be able to appreciate a more masculine-appearing chest. The appearance should be long-lasting, as long as you maintain a healthy diet and exercise.
Learn More About Male Breast Reduction
If you are a man who struggles with gynecomastia, we encourage you to look into male breast reduction in Oklahoma City. Dr. Bajaj is highly skilled in body contouring surgery. Please contact us by email or call our practice today at 405-810-8448 to set up your consultation.