Many men (nearly one in four!) experience enlargement of the breasts, a medical condition called "gynecomastia". People with this condition have surplus glandular tissue and fat in one or both breasts, giving them a feminine appearance. Increasing numbers of men of all ages seeking a torso with more masculine pectorals are turning to breast reduction, an operation commonly practiced at Centre de Chirurgie Plastique de l’Île-des-Sœurs. Do you have a problem with gynecomastia? Read this blog!
How Should You Prepare for Male Breast Reduction?
Proper preparation for surgery begins by consulting one of our surgeons in our medical center located close to Montreal. The surgeon will explain the details of this kind of plastic surgery and will answer all your questions in a simple, straightforward manner. At this meeting, you will need to inform the doctor about your allergies, your smoking habits and any medications you may be taking.
In addition, you should stop taking aspirin for at least 2 weeks before surgery. On the day of the procedure, it will be important to wear comfortable clothing (easy to slip on) with no jewelry.
How Does Breast Reduction Work for a Man?
Your surgery will take place in our specialized medical center located on Île-des-Sœurs. The procedure, performed under local or general anesthesia, usually lasts under 2 hours - this varies from patient to patient. After making small incisions in the areolas (nipples), the surgeon will gently remove excess tissue, fats and skin. It’s as simple as that!
What Happens After Surgery for Male Breast Reduction?
After surgery, you will need to wear a compression garment for about a month. In many cases, men who have had this type of intervention return to work after about 2 weeks. Avoid direct exposure to the sun for 6 months to promote healing. Scars will fade over time, often becoming nearly invisible after about a year!
Effective Intervention to Put an End to Your Biggest Complex
Ready to regain your confidence at the pool or in the locker room? To learn more about men's breast reduction, a surgery that delivers spectacular, natural-looking results, make an appointment today for a consultation with one of our surgeons at Centre de Chirurgie Plastique de l’Île-des-Sœurs!