Male breast reduction is a common procedure for men with enlarged breasts, a condition called gynecomastia. Portland's Waldorf Center team knows that men with gynecomastia are usually self-conscious about the appearance of their chests, and they often attempt to improve the condition through strenuous workouts that bring little to no success.
Male breast reduction surgery can restore the chest to a tighter, flatter, masculine appearance. Dr. Kathleen Waldorf has been in practice for more than 20 years, during which she has performed numerous successful male breast reduction procedures, helping men feel more confident about the way they look.
The Waldorf Center philosophy is that patients should be well-informed when it comes to the procedures they choose, and this includes male breast reduction via gynecomastia surgery. Our surgeons meet with each patient to go over concerns and personal aesthetic goals. The consultation includes an examination and discussion of realistic potential outcomes, information on the surgery, and case-specific details.
Male breast reduction involves two key techniques. Liposuction is used to suction out excess fatty tissue in the chest. Excision techniques are used to remove excess skin and glandular tissue. The areolas (the darker skin around the nipple) and the nipples may need to be moved to a more central position. In some cases, you might want to reduce the size of the areolas as well.
Your surgeon will do everything she can to keep scars as inconspicuous as possible, and these scars will naturally flatten and lighten during the months following a gynecomastia correction procedure. Sometimes the incisions can be made around the edge of the areolas where the darkened skin will largely hide the scars. Additional incisions may be necessary, however, to provide you with an optimal result.
Your surgeon will discuss all of these specific issues with you prior to your surgery so that you know exactly what to expect.
Many patients can go home the same day after gynecomastia surgery.
The experienced surgeons at The Waldorf Center for Plastic Surgery are committed to educating patients and providing them with high-quality, ethical care. We believe that cosmetic surgery is as much an art as it is a science.Learn More
You should take at least one week off from work after your surgery and restrict your activity during that time. The recovery period involves some bruising, soreness, and swelling that will improve significantly over the first week. You can take pain medication to manage any discomfort. Some mild residual swelling will remain for a few weeks to months.
Most men are required to wear a compression garment for a period of weeks, which will aid in swelling reduction and promote faster healing.
You should be able to return to full activities, including working out, after four to six weeks.
If your sutures were not dissolvable, the clinical staff will remove them during a post-surgical examination and will monitor your progress carefully to make sure you are healing properly.
I was displeased with my breast size. We did the 3D Vectra imaging and Dr. Waldorf concluded that 220 or 255cc silicone implants would give me my desired results. Everything went extremely smoothly on the day of my surgery ... I was back to normal activity within 1-2 weeks. Overall it was an excellent experience!Learn More
From the very first visit, all my experiences with Dr. Waldorf have been great. I was always self-conscious of my small chest but never as much as after having 2 kids & nursing each of them for 1 year. I had no cleavage at all & finding a swimsuit that could conceal this was very difficult. I went from 32A to 32C which fits my body perfectly & looks very natural. The surgery & my recovery went very smooth & I'm very happy with the result.Learn More
This female patient in her early thirties requested a tummy tuck and liposuction to help her reclaim her body-confidence after two pregnancies and significant weight loss. In total, 2.410 kg of unwanted abdominal tissue was removed, helping her feel better in her own skin.Learn More