What is Male Breast Reduction Surgery?
This surgery removes excess skin, fat and glandular tissue, restoring the breast to a firmer, more masculine shape.
The surgeon will use various liposuction techniques to reduce the size of the breast and contour a masculine shape. This process can eliminate creases that form under the male breast due to sagging and size.
In cases where there is an excessive amount of skin and fatty tissue a surgeon might perform tissue excision, this will leave more scarring than the liposuction technique.
The Ideal Candidate
A male breast reduction is ideal for those who suffer from gynecomastia, these characteristic make the ideal gynaecomastia candidates:
- Healthy, emotionally stable men of all ages
- Men with larger breasts wanting to reduce them
- Men who are self-conscious about their breasts/ pectorals.
- Patients with realistic expectations
How Much Does Male Breast Reduction Surgery Cost?
Before any surgery can be scheduled a consultation must take place, here the surgeon will assess the patients’ needs and suggest the best procedure to achieve the required results.
- Duration of procedure
- Duration of your hospitalisation recovery
- Additional procedures required
Consultation Fee: R1000
(Estimated Price: R45 000)
Male Breast Reduction Surgery Before and After
Male Breast Reduction Recovery
The recovery period varies for each patient with vigorous exercise being completely off limits within the first 3 to 4 weeks. To minimise swelling, a compression garment is worn post surgery. The total healing time can be anything from 7 weeks to 10 weeks.
Complications | Risks | Side Effects | Scars
Incision sites during this surgery can easily be hidden by a skilled surgeon, depending on the type of breast reduction. Most reductions leave very little scars that are hardly noticeable.
Normal Side Effects
After undergoing the surgery, the patient may feel all or none of these very normal and common side effects:
- Sore breasts
- Bruising and swelling
- General discomfort
Other Side Effects
Like all medical procedures, the risk of complications increases when proper aftercare treatment is not followed. These complications include:
- Developing of lumps in or around the breasts
- Loss of nipple sensitivity
- Uneven shapely breast (A great surgeon will avoid this)
- Progressive pain that cannot be addressed with your pain medications
- A high fever
- Strange discoloration, and or leaking
- Nerve damage
These risks will be fully disclosed and explained by the surgeon, if at any point post surgery a patient suffers from any serious side effects – please consult your surgeon immediately.