Male Breast Reduction Las Vegas

If you are self-conscious about the appearance of your chest, you may be a good candidate for male breast reduction surgery. Thousands of men each year have this procedure to achieve a more masculine chest and feel more confident in their bodies. No longer embarrassed to show their chests, these men are freer to enjoy social activities and personal relationships.

Why do I have “Man Boobs”?

Due to various reasons, some men develop excess breast tissue and fat in the chest area. The medical term for this condition is gynecomastia, and it is thought to affect nearly half of all men in the U.S. This tissue is often first noticed during the adolescent years. Many times, it disappears after puberty. In others, it remains and may make men feel insecure and restrict themselves from removing their shirt in public.

What causes gynecomastia?

Common causes of gynecomastia include; a hormonal imbalance, drug use (e.g. marijuana, use of steroids, weight gain, and certain medications. Many men with enlarged breasts cannot pinpoint a reason for their gynecomastia.

Most men will try to “work it off” with diet and exercise. Often, this only makes the issue even more apparent. As the body fat percentage decreases, the pectoralis muscle enlarges, but glandular breast tissue remains the same.

How does male breast reduction work?

Dr. Pancholi is experienced in multiple techniques for male breast tissue reduction surgery. He will tailor the procedure to your needs to achieve the most natural result with the least recovery time possible.

In most cases, he will use ultrasonic liposuction, direct removal of breast tissue, or a combination of both to remove the excess tissue and restore flatter, masculine chest contours. All of these procedures can be performed in an outpatient setting and require only very small incisions, which are virtually undetectable once healed.

During your initial consultation, Dr. Pancholi will determine the most appropriate course of treatment.

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What is the recovery time for male breast reduction?

Expect to resume normal daily activities 3-5 days after surgery. Sedentary work (a desk job) can be done as early as the next day if you feel well and Dr. Pancholi agrees it is safe; however, you should not drive yourself until you have finished taking pain medication. For the first few days after surgery, moderate discomfort associated with the ultrasonic liposuction and direct removal of breast tissue can be expected; taking pain medication as prescribed should help considerably. Minor bruising and moderate swelling is common, which can obscure your results for the first couple of weeks.

How soon can I work out after male breast reduction surgery?

Physically demanding work should be delayed for at least 2 to 3 weeks or longer. The dissolving stitches are all under the skin, within 4 to 6 weeks you should be able to begin going to the gym to work out.

You should avoid exposing the scars to the sun for at least six months. Sunlight can permanently affect the skin’s pigmentation, causing the scar to turn dark. If sun exposure is unavoidable, apply broad-spectrum SPF 30 or higher at regular intervals. A good rule of thumb is that if the scars have not lost their pink color yet, the sun should be avoided.

How long does it take to see results?

Dr. Pancholi usually instructs his patients not to expect dramatic changes for the first 2 months and that the final result is not in place for up to 6 months. Wearing a compression garment for the first 2 to 3 months will help the tissues to heal in place better and minimize swelling.

Get Started at a Consultation

Don’t let gynecomastia get in the way of a body you’re proud of. At a consultation, Dr. Pancholi will listen to you and discuss all your options to get a firmer, flatter, more masculine chest. Call 702-363-0240 or contact us online using the form below.