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Male Breast Correction (Gynecomastia) Seattle Area

Gynecomastia

Before
After

Before
After

Surgery Type: Gynecomastia
Incision: Around the areola
After Photos Taken At: 6 weeks
Description: 22-year-old male, 5’9”, 165 lbs. patient developed significant “breast buds” under the nipple at age 12. He was told the breast tissue would resolve in 2-3 years but it did not. Dr. Burnett performed a male breast reduction by direct excision of the tissue.


Gynecomastia

Before
After

Before
After

Surgery Type: Gynecomastia
After Photos Taken At: 6 weeks after 12 lb. weight gain
Description: 24-year-old male, 6’2”, 225 lbs. Patient had enlarged breasts since adolescence with no regression in size. This limited his activity and clothing choices. Dr. Burnett performed male breast reduction, removing the breast bud in combination with liposuction or the chest, which allowed him to have a more masculine chest appearance.


Gynecomastia

Before
After

Before
After

Surgery Type: Gynecomastia
After Photos Taken At: 6 weeks
Description: 42-year-old male, 220 lbs., 6’2”, presented with breast fullness. The left was slightly larger than the right. Patient’s desire for a more masculine contour was achieved by performing a male breast reduction.

Though it is rarely talked about, gynecomastia is actually quite common. Male breast over-development can cause one or both breasts to take on a fuller more feminine shape than desired. The procedure removes fat and/or glandular tissue from the breasts, creating a chest that is flatter, firmer, and more masculine.

WHAT TO EXPECT

The procedure will vary, depending on the extent of the condition.

In most cases, some glandular (breast) tissue has developed either during puberty or as a side effect of medications. This tissue is removed through a small incision along the border of the areola. Liposuction is usually also used to help smooth the contour and flatten the surrounding chest area.

If the primary reason for surgery is removal of a large amount of skin following dramatic weight loss, a scar around the entire areola is necessary. In either case, the incision site is generally inconspicuous once healed.

RECOVERY

Regardless of which type of procedure you’ve had, there will be some discomfort for several days after the procedure. Any pain can be managed with medication.

In order to reduce swelling and help with healing, you will be wearing a vest-like pressure garment, except while showering, for a few weeks. Your activities will be somewhat restricted during this time as well. Stitches will be removed at about 1 week after surgery or will dissolve on their own.