Male Breast Reduction in Annapolis, MD
Enlarged male breasts, a condition known as gynecomastia, can cause low self-esteem for teens and adults, but male breast reduction in Maryland can surgically re-contour the chest and create a more masculine appearance.
Our board-certified plastic surgeons understand that this topic is challenging for many men to discuss, and they take the time to lay out patients’ options clearly and answer any questions they may have. To receive an assessment of your needs and recommendations regarding the ideal procedure for your body, schedule a consultation with our doctors today or call us.
Male Breast Reduction in Maryland
This procedure is typically performed under general anesthesia. Depending upon the size of the reduction, the procedure may be performed in our ambulatory surgical outpatient center or in a hospital outpatient center. An overnight stay is not necessary following this procedure.
This reduction technique involves an incision around each areola (the dark skin that surrounds the nipple). Through the incisions, the surgeon excises tissue, fat and skin as needed to produce the desired result. This procedure often involves fat removal through liposuction at our Baltimore, Maryland area practice.
Male Breast Reduction Recovery
There will be some post-operative pain for men receiving a breast reduction. Any pain or discomfort can be controlled with prescribed medication. Patients will need to reduce strenuous activity for about two weeks following surgery to fully recover. They will also receive a list of post-operative instructions to follow to help effectively complete recovery.
After surgery, men will notice less fat and skin in the chest area, leaving the breast region flatter and more masculine.
Male Breast Reduction Insurance Considerations
Depending on your specific case, male breast reduction may or may not be covered under medical insurance.