An increased or enlarged amount of breast tissue in men, known as male gynecomastia, is a widespread condition, affecting nearly 60% of males at some point in their lives. Fortunately, a male chest reduction can create a flat, masculine chest for an instant confidence boost.
Is Male Chest Reduction right for you ?
Male gynecomastia typically appears during puberty as a result of hormonal imbalances, but can also be caused by some medications or diseases.
While gynecomastia does not typically indicate a severe medical issue, it is important to have an assessment by a physician to determine its cause and appropriate treatment.
When it becomes clear that diet and exercise are not creating your desired chest, male chest reduction may be an excellent solution. During your initial consultation, your surgeon will perform an exam and understand your goals to determine if this procedure is correct for you.
Scarless Male Chest Reduction
As a plastic surgeon with a personal history of gynecomastia, Dr. Barrett has always been passionate about providing exceptional results for men with this condition. Throughout his career, he has developed a proprietary approach that dramatically reduces the visible scarring often associated with male breast reduction. Dr. Barrett’s scarless technique is the first of its kind and remains unparalleled among minimal-scar male breast reduction procedures.
His approach utilizes a revolutionary combination of liposuction and minimally invasive endoscopy to break down and remove fat and glandular tissue gently. The tools used for the liposuction and endoscopy portions of the procedure are similar in shape and size and are inserted into the chest area through the same tiny incision. Then, once the tissues are removed, Dr. Barrett uses a cautery coagulation technique that tightens the skin and underlying tissues for a smooth, flat result. The coagulation also causes the small incision to contract, close and heal without sutures, thereby eliminating visible scarring.
Scarless male breast reduction with Dr. Barrett provides an entirely natural-looking result as the chest area displays no visible signs of surgical alteration once healed. The small, carefully placed incision also improves recovery and reduces the chance of complications like infection, dehiscence, or suture separation.
A patient care concierge will guide you through the entire consultation process, which can be attended in person or virtually. During the consultation, your surgeon will learn about your goals, answer any questions, and perform an examination to create a personalized surgical plan. You will then be matched with a surgical coordinator who will walk you through each step of the preoperative process.
Recovery will vary depending on the specifics of the procedure performed, as surgical chest reduction requires a longer recovery time than liposuction. Swelling and soreness are to be expected for the first few days following a chest reduction.
Your surgeon will provide specific instructions for optimal post-operative care, including an advanced scar management protocol after the initial healing period. Your surgical team is always available and will closely monitor your recovery in the weeks and months following surgery.