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Mehdi Balakhani, D.D.S., M.D., F.A.C.S. is Chief of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Christiana Care Systems and Director of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at St. Francis Hospital, Wilmington, Delaware. He has been selected by nurses and his peers as a top doctor in Delaware since 1992. Dr. Balakhani is Board Certified in both Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery since 1983. He has contributed more than 20 cosmetic surgery instructional exhibits to the Medical Society of Delaware over the past 20 years. He has provided more than 200 educational seminars for public education in the field of cosmetic and reconstructive surgery.


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Male Breast Reduction Surgery: Your Questions Answered

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Gynecomastia, the development of enlarged breast tissue in males, is a condition that can impact self-confidence and quality of life. Fortunately, male breast reduction surgery offers an effective solution to address this concern. If you’re considering this procedure, you likely have questions. In this blog, we’ll provide comprehensive answers to common inquiries surrounding male breast reduction surgery, empowering you with the knowledge you need to make informed decisions.

Q: What Is Male Breast Reduction Surgery?

A: Male breast reduction surgery, also known as gynecomastia surgery, is a cosmetic procedure designed to reduce excess breast tissue and contour the chest for a more masculine appearance. It is tailored to the individual’s needs, addressing both glandular tissue and excess fat that contribute to the enlargement.

Q: Who Is an Ideal Candidate for Male Breast Reduction Surgery?

A: Ideal candidates for male breast reduction surgery are individuals who have persistent gynecomastia that doesn’t resolve with lifestyle changes or medical treatment. Suitable candidates are in good overall health, non-smokers, and have realistic expectations about the outcome of the procedure.

Q: What Causes Gynecomastia?

A: Gynecomastia can be caused by a variety of factors, including hormonal imbalances, genetics, certain medications, and underlying medical conditions. It’s important to consult with a qualified surgeon to determine the underlying cause and the appropriate treatment approach.

Q: How Is the Surgery Performed?

A: The surgical approach for male breast reduction varies based on the individual’s condition. In cases where excess fat is the primary concern, liposuction may be performed. For cases involving glandular tissue, surgical excision may be necessary. Your surgeon will tailor the procedure to your specific needs.

Q: What Can I Expect During Recovery?

A: Recovery after male breast reduction surgery typically involves some discomfort, swelling, and bruising. A compression garment may be worn to aid in healing and minimize swelling. Most individuals can return to non-strenuous activities within a week, although strenuous exercise should be avoided for a few weeks.

Q: Are the Results Permanent?

A: In most cases, the results of male breast reduction surgery are long-lasting, provided that a stable weight is maintained. However, it’s important to maintain a healthy lifestyle to avoid weight gain, which could potentially lead to a recurrence of gynecomastia.

Q: Will There Be Scarring?

A: Scarring is inevitable with any surgical procedure. However, experienced surgeons use techniques that aim to minimize scarring and ensure that it is as discreet as possible.

Q: Is Male Breast Reduction Surgery Safe?

A: Male breast reduction surgery is generally considered safe when performed by a qualified board-certified plastic surgeon in an accredited facility. As with any surgery, there are risks and potential complications, which your surgeon will discuss during the consultation.

Q: How Do I Choose the Right Surgeon?

A: Choosing the right surgeon is crucial for a successful outcome. Look for a board-certified plastic surgeon with experience in male breast reduction surgery. Review before-and-after photos, read patient testimonials, and have a thorough consultation to ensure you’re comfortable with the surgeon’s approach.

Take the First Step

In your journey towards a more masculine physique, Dr. Medhi Balakhani is here to guide you every step of the way. With a wealth of experience and a commitment to personalized care, Dr. Balakhani offers comprehensive male breast reduction surgery consultations that prioritize your individual needs and aspirations. Take the first step by scheduling a consultation today!

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