Gynecomastia is a condition that can arise in adult and adolescent men of any age. The result is oversized breasts and enlarged tissue, which can cause insecurity and anxiety in patients. Our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. G. Robert Meger, is highly trained in breast reduction surgeries and can offer restoration to men suffering from gynecomastia. During the procedure, the breast tissue will be surgically removed and the skin will be tightened and reshaped to produce the desired, contoured look. Liposuction can also be used during the surgery to remove any stubborn or excess fat deposits that may be contributing to the condition. We encourage all men struggling with gynecomastia to schedule a consult at G. Robert Meger, M.D. P.C. in Phoenix, AZ and start their treatment process today.
Since excess breast tissue can be caused by medical conditions other than gynecomastia, a doctor should confirm the cause before treatment. Ideal candidates will have:
- A healthy body weight
- Fat and breast tissue that is resistant to diet and exercise
- Good skin elasticity
- Overall good health
“My husband and I were referred to Dr. Meger as I was interested in a breast augmentation. The doctor and his staff were exceptionally professional and thorough. I moved forward with the procedure and…
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“By far the BEST plastic surgeon in Arizona..Dr. Meger and his staff are so professional, kind and friendly. I would NEVER trust anyone else with my body. I’ve had 3 surgeries done with him and I am in…
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– R. / RealSelf / Dec 19, 2017
“There is no need to look further for a doctor that has a keen eye, modern methods and a great bedside manor! Dr. Meger took the time to explain my procedure and was available 24/7 for post op…
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What to Expect
Male breast reduction surgery usually involves a combination of surgical tissue removal and liposuction. Dr. Meger will make an incision (usually around the areola) and remove dense breast tissue with surgical excision. Then our plastic surgeon can remove any excess fat with liposuction to create a smooth contour. After the surgery, patients will have their chest bandaged and in a compression garment that should be worn at all times. Patients should rest and move their upper body as little as possible for at least 3 days. Most patients can return to work in 7 – 10 days and resume low impact exercise in 2 – 3 weeks. Dr. Meger will go over specific recovery instructions and any prescribed medication.
Results from male breast reduction are usually seen at least 3 months after the surgery when the swelling has subsided. It may take 6 – 12 months for the skin to tighten and form to the new chest shape. The results of male breast reduction surgery will be long lasting and can remain throughout their lifetime as long as the patient maintains a healthy, stable weight, but natural signs of aging (like loose skin) will continue.
A Confidently Contoured Chest
If you avoid activities like swimming, sports, and exercise because of gynecomastia, schedule a consultation to learn more about male breast reduction surgery and how it can help you. Treating gynecomastia can improve your appearance, confidence, and activity level. Dr. Meger will treat each patient uniquely and work with you to create the most ideal treatment plan for your goals.