Any man that has gynecomastia breasts (female type breasts) can tell you how psychologically devastating the condition can be. For some, the male breast may be unusually large, C or D cup breasts or even larger. This is a more challenging situation for the gynecomastia specialist; to attempt to correct this condition in one procedure would leave a mastectomy type scar that would be as disfiguring as the gynecomastia itself.
The well trained male breast reduction surgeon will advise a patient with severe gynecomastia that in order to get the best result he will need to expect his surgery to be done in two stages. The first stage will be the removal of breast tissue and fat, done by surgical excision and liposuction. After a period of 4 to 6 months, once the blood flow has been reestablished to the nipple-areolar complex, the second stage may be scheduled.
The second stage, also known as the “Peri-Areolar Lift”, addresses the amount of loose skin that remains after the initial male breast reduction procedure. For many patients including the one pictured here, it is also possible to reduce the size of the areola.