Restore Your Masculine Physique With Male Breast Reduction in Washington, DC

Men of all ages can suffer from a condition called gynecomastia, which involves the male breasts developing to become overly large. Although this condition doesn’t typically pose a health risk, it can be devastating to a person’s self-esteem and self-confidence, which can then impact their social life. If you’re suffering from gynecomastia, there’s no reason to be ashamed, but that doesn’t mean that you have to settle for your current situation. If you’d like to significantly reduce the size of your breasts and attain a more masculine physique, you may want to consider male breast reduction at Forman Plastic Surgery.

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What Is Male Breast Reduction?

Male breast reduction surgery is a procedure meant to reduce the breast size of men dealing with gynecomastia. Gynecomastia is the enlargement of male breast tissue, which can be caused by a variety of factors. Possible causes of gynecomastia include the following:

  • Hormonal imbalance
  • Medications
  • Substance abuse
  • Obesity
  • Genetics

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Benefits of Male Breast Reduction

Gynecomastia treatment in Washington, DC, can offer several major benefits, including:

  • Reduced size of overly large breasts
  • A more masculine physique
  • Improved body proportions
  • Improved self-confidence and self-image
  • Improved posture
  • Reduced back and shoulder pain
  • Better-fitting clothes

The Male Breast Reduction Procedure

If you’re considering male breast reduction surgery, the process will begin with a consultation with Dr. Forman. You and the doctor will discuss the procedure, and he’ll answer any questions you may have. He’ll also want to know why you’re seeking the treatment and your specific aesthetic goals. If you choose to progress with the surgery, Dr. Forman will use all of this information to create your personalized treatment plan. Your male breast reduction in DC will be performed as an outpatient procedure at our on-site surgical center.

You’ll likely be administered general anesthesia, which will render you temporarily unconscious during the surgery. Once you’re under anesthesia, Dr. Forman will make incisions around the areolae or along the natural creases of the chest to minimize visible scarring. The length and shape of the incisions will depend on the amount of breast tissue that needs to be removed. Next, he will remove the excess tissue and fat using liposuction, excision, or a combination of both techniques. 

In some cases, the procedure may also involve repositioning the nipples and areolae to achieve a more natural-looking result. This involves making small incisions and moving the nipples to a higher position on the chest. Once your preferred adjustments have been completed, Dr. Forman will close your incisions with sutures. After a few hours of monitoring, you’ll then be able to head home with someone else driving you.

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What Is the Recovery Like?

It’s important to follow Dr. Forman’s instructions carefully when recovering from your gynecomastia surgery. Most patients require around two weeks of rest before getting back to work and resuming their normal routines. You should avoid any strenuous activity, including lifting heavy objects, for at least four to six weeks. You should also avoid any activities that may cause your heart rate to increase, such as exercise or sexual activity, for a couple of weeks.

You will experience some swelling and bruising after the procedure, which is normal. Applying cool packs to the affected area can help reduce the swelling. Additionally, you may need to wear a compression garment for several weeks. This garment will help reduce swelling and provide support to your chest.

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Male Breast Reduction FAQ

What are the risks of gynecomastia surgery?

How long does male breast reduction surgery take?

What are the different techniques used in gynecomastia surgery?

What are the risks of gynecomastia surgery?

As with any surgical procedure, there are risks associated with male breast reduction surgery. Some of the primary risks include bleeding, infection, scarring, asymmetry, and changes in nipple sensation. Having your surgery performed by a qualified plastic surgeon like Dr. Forman will greatly reduce the likelihood of these complications.

How long does male breast reduction surgery take?

The length of the surgery depends on the extent of the gynecomastia and the technique being used. Typically, the surgery takes around one to three hours to complete.

What are the different techniques used in gynecomastia surgery?

There are several techniques used in male breast reduction surgery, including liposuction, excision, or a combination of both. Liposuction involves using a cannula to suction out excess fat, while excision involves removing glandular tissue and excess skin. Dr. Forman will work with you to determine the best technique based on your individual needs.

Why Choose Forman Plastic Surgery for Male Breast Reduction in Washington, DC?

When you go with Forman Plastic Surgery for your gynecomastia treatment in DC, you’ll be under the expert care of Dr. Douglas Forman and his dedicated team. Dr. Forman is a highly skilled and respected plastic surgeon who takes the time to get to know his patients, understand their unique needs, and provide them with exceptional treatment. During his time as a cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Forman has consistently been recognized as a “Top Doctor” by publications like Washington Post Magazine and US News and World Report. He has also been named a “Top Physician in Plastic Surgery” by Washingtonian, North Bethesda, and Northern Virginia Magazines, just to name a few.  Contact our office today if you’re ready to schedule your private consultation with Dr. Forman.

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