Removing extra breast tissue or achieving more definition in the pectoral muscles in men can be achieved with male breast surgery.

When is male breast surgery beneficial?

Gynecomastia, or enlarged breast tissue in men, is a common problem, affecting up to 65 percent of middle-aged and older men. Some men feel uncomfortable with so-called “man boobs,” and this issue can be addressed very effectively with liposuction and removal of the glandular breast tissue.

Some men struggle to build muscle in their pectoral areas, though they might have tried lifting at the gym or at home to no avail. More definition in the pectoral muscles can be achieved with implants. Healthy, non-smoking men who want enhanced muscle definition are likely good candidates for pectoral implants.

How is male breast surgery performed?

Liposuction can be performed to remove excess fat, which requires insertion of a cannula, a thin hollow tube, through several small incisions. Excision techniques are recommended to remove excess skin. Gynecomastia surgery can involve a combination of both liposuction and excision.

Pectoral implants can be performed on an outpatient basis. The procedure involves inserting solid silicone implants via a small incision in the cavity of the implant. Space is made above the ribs and under the large chest muscle.

What results can I expect?

Male breast surgery results are immediately visible. Over time, swelling from the surgery will subside and incision lines will fade. Most cases can be treated through two 5mm incisions, minimizing any signs of surgery or scars on the chest.

If you plan on getting pectoral implants, it is best to refrain from heavy lifting for about six months after your procedure.