Men’s Breast Reduction (Gynecomastia Surgery) in Minneapolis, MN

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What is gynecomastia surgery?

Gynecomastia surgery — also known as male breast reduction — is an operation aimed at reducing excess breast tissue in men. Gynecomastia is a condition typically caused by hormonal imbalances, particularly an increase in estrogen relative to testosterone levels, leading to the development of excess breast tissue in men. The result is often uncomfortable and emotionally distressing for those facing it.

Why might someone consider gynecomastia surgery? The reasons vary. For some, it’s a matter of aesthetics — wanting to achieve a more masculine chest contour. For others, it’s about alleviating physical discomfort like tenderness or pain in the breasts. Regardless of the motivation, gynecomastia surgery offers a path to increased confidence and improved quality of life.

At Renew Plastic Surgery located in the Minneapolis metro, our team understands the sensitive nature of the gynecomastia breast reduction surgery for men and will provide personalized treatment plans tailored to each patient’s unique needs — including yours.

Gynecomastia Surgery at a Glance

At Renew Plastic Surgery, the surgeons at our clinic — in Edina, near Minneapolis — work closely with you to ensure the success of your gynecomastia operation.

Outpatient/inpatient: Outpatient
Length of procedure: Typically 1 to 3 hours
Length of recovery: Generally 1 to 2 weeks for initial recovery

Meet Our Gynecomastia Operation Surgeon Dr. Arif Chaudhry

Dr. Arif Chaudhry is classically trained in multiple surgical fields with a particular focus on reconstructive and aesthetic breast surgery. He’s praised by patients for his artistry, technical skill and bedside manner — all of which work together to make your Renew

What to Expect During Your Consultation

At Renew Plastic Surgery, the first thing you’ll do is meet with Dr. Chaudhry to discuss your concerns and desired outcome. Make sure to wear comfortable clothing for the examination and be ready to openly talk about your goals and expectations for the surgery. Take this opportunity to voice any fears or anxieties you may have, and don’t hesitate to ask for clarification on anything you don’t understand.

After the initial discussion, he’ll evaluate your chest anatomy and work with you to devise a care plan tailored to your unique needs. Once that’s complete, you’ll walk through expectations for the procedure together, covering preoperative considerations and expectations for recovery.

See the Results

Chest reduction surgery makes a very real impact on the lives of men who choose it to treat their gynecomastia — see the difference for yourself!

Frequently Asked Questions

A good candidate for gynecomastia surgery typically exhibits persistent enlargement of breast tissue despite efforts to address it through diet and exercise.

Additionally, candidates should be in good overall health and be mentally prepared for the procedure and recovery process. Consulting with a qualified plastic surgeon is crucial to determine candidacy and discuss personalized treatment options.

Here’s what you can generally expect from the recovery process for your gynecomastia operation at our Minneapolis-area clinic:

  • Initial Recovery Period (1-2 weeks): During the first 1-2 weeks post-surgery, the focus is on managing pain and ensuring adequate rest with limited arm movement. Patients wear compression garments to minimize swelling and promote healing. Follow-up appointments are scheduled to monitor progress and address any concerns or issues that may arise.
  • Intermediate Recovery Period (2-4 weeks): In the following 2-4 weeks, patients gradually resume light activities while continuing to wear compression garments. This phase involves a balance between increasing activity levels and allowing the body time to heal properly.
  • Long-Term Recovery (4 weeks onwards): Beyond the initial 4 weeks, patients can typically resume normal physical activities — including exercise. Scar care becomes crucial during this phase, so make sure to follow the instructions provided by your surgeon. Follow-up visits with the surgeon continue to monitor progress and ensure that the final results meet expectations.

Scarring is a common outcome of gynecomastia surgery, but its extent and visibility varies depending on the surgical technique used and each individual’s healing characteristics.

Surgeons typically aim to minimize scarring by placing incisions in inconspicuous locations — around the edge of the areola or in the natural creases of the chest. Over time, scars generally fade and become less noticeable.

Proper scar care is essential when healing from this procedure. Make sure to stay on top of keeping the incisions clean and following scar care instructions provided by your surgeon.

Yes, wearing a compression garment after gynecomastia surgery is recommended. Compression garments help minimize swelling, provide support to the treated area and promote proper healing by reducing the risk of fluid accumulation. They also help in contouring the chest and ensuring that the skin adheres properly to the underlying tissue.

How long you need to wear the compression garment will vary depending on your unique healing journey and your surgeon’s recommendation. However, it’s commonly advised to wear it continuously for the first few weeks post-surgery and then gradually decrease usage as healing progresses. Compliance with wearing the compression garment as directed by your surgeon is essential to optimize the results of the procedure.

The timeline to see the final results of gynecomastia surgery varies for each individual. While initial improvements may be noticeable shortly after surgery, it typically takes several weeks to months for the final results to fully manifest.

Initially, there may be swelling and bruising, which gradually subside over the following weeks. As swelling decreases and the tissue settles, the chest contour becomes more defined and the final outcome becomes apparent. Patience is key, as the healing process takes time, and it’s essential to follow post-operative care instructions provided by your surgeon to optimize the results.

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