Male Breast Reduction
My doctor told me to ignore the problem because it would go away. I never uncovered my chest and I was embarrassed to wear any fitted clothing.
Breasts are a very emotional issue - especially enlarged male breasts. And while others may make jokes about it, if you're the guy with "man boobs," it's no laughing matter. You should know that you're not alone, and that you have a real medical condition with a name: gynecomastia. Dr. Otto Weiglein has helped many men with this condition through male breast reduction/gynecomastia correction. Hamilton, London, and Oakville residents come to Burlington for the natural looking results and emotional support they get from Dr. Weiglein and his staff.
Enhancing Your Chest
Male breast reduction removes skin, fat, and duct tissue as necessary that causes a feminine chest appearance in some men. Fortunately, with the advent of liposuction, this is now a more readily treatable problem. Combined with surgical excision, liposuction ensures a smooth, natural looking final result.
You may benefit from male breast reduction or gynecomastia surgery if:
- You have primary enlarged breasts developed in puberty
- You have secondary gynecomastia as a result of things like obesity, use of certain drugs such as steroids, alcohol, marijuana or any substances that alter normal testosterone/estrogen levels such as finasteride
- You are prepared to make lifestyle changes that otherwise cause the condition to return
Surgery for correction of enlarged male breasts is done under general anaesthetic. The purpose is to remove excess fat and/or glandular tissue from the breasts. The procedure involves making a "transverse areolar incision" which is a small incision across the nipple to the edge of the areola that permits the excess duct tissue to be removed. No shaving of the chest is required.
Liposuction is then performed around the edges of the breast to ensure a smooth, natural-looking final result. This involves 1 or 2 entrance points on the chest to allow insertion of the small liposuction cannula.
The areolar incisions are then closed with dissolving sutures and small dressings are applied. We do not wrap the chest as this prevents proper air flow to the lungs.
Isolated duct tissue behind the nipple can be removed with local anaesthetic.
Dr. Otto Weiglein
Dr. Otto Weiglein sees your cosmetic experience as a time of excitement – not unease. With a focus on patient care and overall wellness, Dr. Weiglein balances aesthetic enhancement with comfort and personal attention.
What to Expect
Surgery takes about an hour; you will then be supervised in the recovery room for several hours. A responsible adult is required to accompany you home. You can expect to be back to normal daily activities within a few days but will not be able to do heavy, physical activity for about a month.
It will take about 3 months before you see the final result of your surgery as this is how long it takes normal skin to shrink following liposuction.
Scars, unfortunately, are a necessary part of any surgical procedure. The incision across the areola heals much better than the incision to the adjacent skin. Usually the areola heals extremely well so that it is not visible. Temporary numbness diminishes over the next 3 months.
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