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Men with over-development of breast tissue—a condition called gynecomastia—may feel self-conscious. Male breast revision surgery provides an option that can help create an ideal masculine chest contour.

While the cause of breast growth in men remains unknown, researchers have linked it to obesity and certain medications in adults. For boys going through puberty, gynecomastia can develop due to hormonal changes. As hormone levels stabilize the condition usually resolves on its own.

Our plastic surgeons can perform a male breast reduction at any age beyond puberty. Breast size should be stable for at least a year before considering surgery. We recommend you see your primary care physician to rule out any serious underlying medical conditions.

Depending on your treatment goals and other services you may undergo, male breast revision costs vary. We will discuss the cost of your breast revision during your consultation, and our team is always available to help establish a breast revision payment plan that works for you.

The Lancaster General Health Experience

What to expect before, during and after a male breast revision procedure

At your initial consultation, you will meet with one of our plastic surgeons to discuss the best surgical approach to meet your goals. Your surgeon will explain the procedure and its similarities to a mastectomy.

During the procedure, your surgeon will make a small, half-moon incision at the edge of your areola. This careful placement minimizes any scarring. Depending on your breast type, the surgeon will then remove excess fat with liposuction or a scalpel.

Most patients go home the same day as their surgery, keeping a drain in each breast for a week. While your wounds heal over the next two to three weeks, you will experience some slight discomfort. Your surgeon will prescribe medications to facilitate the healing process and reduce your risk of infection.

Male breast revision risks

While all surgeries come with some risk of complications, male breast revision surgery is typically very safe. Our care team will check in with you throughout the healing process and is available to answer any of your concerns.

Infections and scarring are the most common complications of male breast revision surgery. In rare cases, patients may experience a loss of sensation in the nipple area, which may be temporary or permanent. Ask your surgeon and care team about concerns or any issues you encounter during your healing process.

Contact Us

Is male breast revision surgery right for your transformation? Contact us by filling out our online form or calling us at 717-291-5863.

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