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Reshape & Sculpt Your Masculine Chest

Male breast reduction, also known as gynecomastia surgery, is a procedure aimed at reducing the size of enlarged breast tissue in men. This condition, known as gynecomastia, can be caused by hormonal imbalances, genetic factors, obesity, or certain medications. Despite its prevalence, gynecomastia often leads to significant psychological distress and self-esteem issues, impacting a man’s confidence and quality of life.

During male breast reduction, our surgeons typically utilize liposuction techniques to remove excess fat and glandular tissue from the chest area. In cases where glandular tissue is the primary concern, direct excision may be performed. The goal of this surgery is to create a more masculine chest contour with reduced breast size and improved symmetry. By reshaping the chest, male breast reduction can help men regain confidence in their appearance.

patient after male breast reduction in Washington, DC

Benefits of Male Breast Reduction:

  • Correction of gynecomastia or enlarged breast tissue in men
  • Enhanced self-confidence and self-esteem
  • Improved body image and sense of masculinity
  • Reduction or elimination of psychological distress related to enlarged breasts
  • Restored ability to wear fitted clothing comfortably
  • Correction of chest asymmetry and contour irregularities
  • Increased comfort during physical activities and exercise
  • Alleviation of physical discomfort such as chafing or irritation caused by excess breast tissue
  • Enhancement of overall appearance and proportionality
  • Potential improvement in social interactions and intimate relationships
  • Long-lasting results with proper post-operative care and maintenance

To learn more about how male breast reduction in Washington, DC, can help you, contact us today to schedule a consultation.

What Happens During the Male Breast Reduction Consultation?

During your male breast reduction consultation, our plastic surgeons — Dr. Lauren Patrick and Dr. Catherine Hannan — will conduct a comprehensive assessment of your concerns and medical history. We’ll discuss your goals, expectations, and any factors contributing to your gynecomastia. Our team will perform a physical examination to evaluate the extent of tissue enlargement, assess skin quality, and determine the most suitable treatment approach.

Following the examination, we’ll explain the male breast reduction procedure in detail, including the surgical techniques involved, potential risks and complications, and expected outcomes. We’ll take the time to answer any questions or concerns you may have, ensuring you feel informed and comfortable with your decision. Our goal is to collaborate with you to create a personalized treatment plan that addresses your specific needs.

You Might Be A Candidate If…

  • You have gynecomastia, characterized by enlarged breast tissue in men.
  • You experience psychological distress or self-esteem issues due to your chest.
  • You are in good overall health and have realistic expectations about the outcome.
  • You have tried lifestyle changes such as diet and exercise without sufficient results.
  • You are bothered by the asymmetry or disproportionate appearance of your chest.
  • You are a non-smoker or willing to quit smoking before and after the surgery.
  • You understand the risks and potential complications associated with surgery.
  • You have a stable weight and are committed to maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

To determine your candidacy for male breast reduction in Washington, DC, contact us today for an appointment.

man after male breast reduction in Washington, DC

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What Is Recovery from Male Breast Reduction Like?

After undergoing male breast reduction surgery, you can expect a period of recovery that involves some discomfort and temporary side effects. You may experience swelling, bruising, and soreness in the chest area, which can be managed with prescribed pain medication and compression garments. These symptoms gradually improve over the following weeks.

During the initial recovery period, you’ll need to avoid strenuous activities and heavy lifting to allow your body to heal properly. Most patients can return to work and light activities within a week or two, although full recovery may take several weeks to months. Following your surgeon’s aftercare guidelines, which may include wearing compression garments, attending follow-up appointments, and avoiding smoking and alcohol, will help promote optimal healing.

Inspiring Confidence With Natural Results

Washington Women Plastic Surgery is proud to offer male breast reduction led by our surgeons, Dr. Lauren Patrick and Dr. Catherine Hannan. Both board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, our surgeons collaborate closely to ensure the highest standard of care. This synergy between our surgeons enhances our ability to deliver natural-looking results that inspire confidence. If you’re contemplating male breast reduction in Washington, DC, to address gynecomastia and achieve a more masculine chest contour, we encourage you to schedule a consultation today.

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