Male Breast Reduction (Gynecomastia surgery)
Over-development of the male breast (gynecomastia) is a common problem that can cause an individual to feel subconscious in clothing and uneasy about exposing their chest in public. A male breast reduction (gynecomastia surgery) is a procedure designed to remove excess fat and gland tissue of the breast. This results in a flatter and more firm contour to the chest. The procedure involves a combination of direct surgical excision of breast tissue through a small incision and liposuction. In some cases a portion of the procedure may be an insured service by OHIP. Liposuction is not an insured service.
Scars are designed in a semicircular fashion around part of the areola.
Male breast reduction surgery is carried out under general anesthesia. Procedure time is approximately 2 hours, with a recovery time of 1 week. Upper body exercises may resume at 4 weeks.
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