Male Breast Reduction
A MALE BREAST REDUCTION BY SHAHIN FAZILAT, MD: FOR A FLATTER, FIRMER CHEST
Male breast reduction is a common surgery procedure for Dr. Fazilat’s patients who feel self-conscious, embarrassed or emotionally uncomfortable about their breast tissue.
Male breast reduction may give men a firmer, flatter, more natural looking chest. Breast reduction benefits include improved clothing fit, and a more symmetrical physique.
Male breast reduction surgery uses several new modalities––implementation of laser liposuction or ultrasound liposuction––to remove fat and glandular tissue from the breasts, and in some cases, excess skin as well.
During your male breast reduction consultation with Dr. Fazilat, he will discuss the procedure in great detail, providing you with all the information you need to make an informed decision about male breast reduction.
Dr. Fazilat will ask you if:
- You feel self-conscious or embarrassed about your large breasts or excess tissue over well developed underlying muscle
- You’re uncomfortable participating in certain sports because of your breast size
Dr. Fazilat will personally walk you through your options for male breast reduction and share recommendations based on the latest research, advances in the field, and what’s best for your particular case.
Our Cosmetic Consultant can provide you with information on pre-operative male breast reduction care, recovery, local accommodations and answer any other questions related to your procedure and stay in the Mountain View / Palo Alto / San Jose, CA area. If you are traveling from outside the US, we highly recommend that you purchase travel insurance.
Once you have booked your male breast reduction surgery, Dr. Fazilat’s office will coordinate the location and time of your male breast reduction surgery. You will receive a pre-operative appointment, which is typically two weeks before your surgery. During this appointment, you will be given instructions for your surgery, as well as any medical request forms for necessary blood work or related medical tests. Dr. Fazilat will also take any pre-operative photos and review your planned procedure(s) so you can ask any final questions. Our office will contact you by phone or by email to review your instructions and your health history.
After your pre-operative appointment, if you have any questions regarding your instructions, you can contact our office by phone or email us at any time. General Surgery instructions can also be found in Patient Resources of our website and you can download these Breast Augmentation Post-Op Instructions (PDF).
About The Operation
Male breast reduction surgery is a common procedure that Dr. Fazilat performs in his practice. Typically, these operations are performed as an out-patient procedure under general or local anesthesia with a certified anesthesiologist; surgical times typically 2 hours.
Some of Dr. Fazilat’s patients also have their male breast reduction surgery combined with other procedures, such as laser and/or ultrasonic liposuction for a flatter chest and a flatter stomach.
After male breast reduction surgery, it is typical for our patients to feel tired and sore; however, this soreness usually passes in a day or two with many patients returning to work within a week, though strenuous activity should be avoided for up to four weeks. The patient should also have an adult stay with them for 24 hours following the surgery to monitor their recovery.
Stitches are removed a week to 10 days after male breast reduction surgery. Any post-operative pain, swelling and/or sensitivity will commonly diminish over the first few weeks. Patients must wear a compression garment for at least one month after surgery for optimal results. Finally, scars from male beast reduction incisions begin to fade in a few months and continue to fade for months or years to come.
Dr. Fazilat will schedule a follow-up post-recovery office visit to discuss your progress.
To learn more about Male Breast Reduction surgery, please call us today at 650-964-2200 or complete this form on our website to schedule an initial consultation.