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Topeka Male Breast Reduction

What is Male Breast Reduction?

Male breast reduction is a surgical procedure to reduce the size of breast tissue in men who have gynecomastia, or abnormally large mammary glands. Although this condition is rarely discussed, it is actually quite common, with about half of men affected by it. Some men with gynecomastia will avoid taking their shirts off, hide under baggy clothes and refrain from certain physical activities or intimate situations.

Gynecomastia may affect one or both breasts. Male breast reduction involves the removal of fat or breast tissue from the chest area to make it firmer and flatter, resulting in a more masculine contour. The Baraban Board Certified Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon office offers assistance with Topeka male breast reduction; Lawrence male breast reduction; Manhattan male breast reduction; Kansas City, MO, male breast reduction; Kansas City, KS, male breast reduction; and Olathe male breast reduction.

For examples of Dr. Marc Baraban’s work, take a look at his Topeka male breast reduction before and after photos.

Is Male Breast Reduction Right for Me?

For men who feel self-conscious about their chests, Kansas male breast reduction surgery may help. Men with the following criteria make the best candidates for male breast reduction in Topeka; male breast reduction in Lawrence; male breast reduction in Manhattan; male breast reduction in Kansas City, MO; male breast reduction in Kansas City, KS; and male breast reduction in Olathe:

  • Healthy and emotionally stable.
  • Over the age of 18. Puberty can cause temporary male breast development, and the breast may still be developing at this age.
  • Firm, elastic skin that will respond well to changes in the body’s contour.
  • Healthy weight. Overweight men should first attempt to fix the problem through weight loss or exercise.
  • Do not smoke marijuana or drink alcohol in excess, as both can cause gynecomastia.

There are some medical causes for gynecomastia that may be corrected without male breast reduction surgery. Impaired liver function, estrogen-laden medications or anabolic steroids can all affect whether you need Kansas male breast reduction. Before scheduling male breast reduction in KS, your surgeon will need a complete medical history to check for problems that could be causing your gynecomastia.

How is Topeka Male Breast Reduction performed?

Male breast reductions in Topeka usually take about two hours and are typically performed under general anesthesia, although local anesthesia plus sedation may also be an option. There are several methods for performing male breast reduction, depending upon the amount of composition of the excess tissue. Typically, an incision is made in an inconspicuous location, such as on the edge of the areola or in the armpit. Through this incision, the surgeon cuts away excess fat, skin and glandular tissue. If the tissue is mainly comprised of fat, liposuction may be used. Bigger incisions may be required if large volumes of tissue are to be removed. Once the excess tissue is gone, the incisions are closed with sutures.

If you have questions about this procedure, the Baraban surgical staff is well-equipped to answer them based on their local experience, which includes Topeka male breast reduction, Lawrence male breast reduction and Manhattan male breast reduction.

What is Recovery Like After Male Breast Reduction?

With male breast reduction surgery, patients may feel some pain, discomfort, swelling, bruising, tenderness or temporary numbness. Many of these side effects can be controlled with medications prescribed by your surgeon. A compression garment should be worn over the area for at least one to two weeks, which will reduce swelling and help the tissues adjust to their new shape. Most patients return to work in about a week, although strenuous activities should be avoided for up to a month.

What are Topeka Male Breast Reduction costs?

Topeka male breast reduction prices can vary widely depending on whether one or both breasts are treated and the amount and composition of tissues removed. Topeka male breast reduction costs an average of $3,000 to $4,000.

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At the Baraban Board Certified Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon office, Dr. Marc Baraban offers plastic and reconstructive surgery to patients across Eastern Kansas and Topeka Kansas. Contact the Baraban Board Certified Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon office today to schedule your Male Breast Reduction Consultation!