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Gynecomastia (Male Breast Reduction)

Gynecomastia is the medical term for "woman-like breasts," a common condition that affects an estimated forty to sixty percent of men. For men who feel self-conscious about their appearance due to this condition, male breast reduction surgery can help. This surgery reduces "male breasts" by removing excess fat in the chest area to restore a more masculine and athletic looking body.

About the procedure

Dr. Carr makes an inconspicuous incision on the edge of the areolas or in the underarm area. He will then remove the excess glandular tissue, fat and skin from the sides and bottom of the breast. If there is excessive fatty tissue, liposuction may be used to remove the excess fat.

What to expect during recovery

You will experience some discomfort for a few days following surgery. However, this can easily be controlled with medication. You will also have some bruising and swelling in the breast area. To help reduce swelling, an elastic pressure garment can be worn for a week or two. Although most swelling will dissipate in the first few weeks, it can take up to three months for the final results of your surgery to be apparent.

What you'll look like afterwards

The results of Gynecomastia are significant and permanent with a high level of patient satisfaction. Patients feel positive about their enhanced appearance and the increased self-confidence that comes with natural looking results. If you are interested in learning more about this procedure, book a consultation with Dr. Carr to discuss your options.

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