Male Breast Reduction Reno

Gynecomastia repair, commonly known as male breast reduction in Reno or Tahoe/Truckee, is a surgical procedure to reduce enlarged female-like breasts in men. Gynecomastia affects an estimated 40 to 60% of men. It may affect only one breast or both. For men who feel self-conscious about their appearance, breast-reduction surgery can help.

If you are serious about improving your image, contact Dr. Virden today. Request a consultation online now. You can also schedule an appointment by calling (775) 348-9798.

Best Candidates for Gynecomastia Correction

Surgery to correct gynecomastia can be performed on healthy, emotionally stable men of any age. The best candidates for surgery have firm, elastic skin that will reshape to the body’s new contours.

Surgery may be discouraged for obese or overweight men who have not first attempted to correct the problem with exercise or weight loss. Also, individuals who drink alcoholic beverages in excess or smoke marijuana are usually not considered good candidates for surgery. These drugs, along with anabolic steroids, may cause gynecomastia. Therefore, patients are first directed to stop the use of these drugs to see if the breast fullness will diminish before surgery is considered an option.

Meet Dr. Virden

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Charles P. Virden has the credentials you can trust and the experience you need for the results you want.

Meet Dr. Virden  

When you want quality, safety, and excellence in plastic surgery, Reno plastic surgeon Dr. Charles P. Virden delivers.

General Procedure

If excess glandular tissue is the primary cause of the breast enlargement, it will be excised, or cut out, with a scalpel. Working through the incision, Dr. Virden cuts away the excess glandular tissue, fat and skin from around the areola and from the sides and bottom of the breast.

If your gynecomastia consists primarily of excessive fatty tissue, your surgeon will likely use liposuction to remove the excess fat. A small incision, less than ½ inch in length, is made around the edge of the areola–the dark skin that surrounds the nipple. A slim hollow tube called a cannula is then inserted into the incision. Using strong, deliberate strokes, the surgeon moves the cannula through the layers beneath the skin, breaking up the fat and suctioning it out.

Recovery Process

You will feel some discomfort for a few days after surgery in Reno or Tahoe/Truckee for male breast reduction. You’ll be swollen and bruised for a while — in fact, you may wonder if there’s been any improvement at all. To help reduce swelling, you’ll probably be instructed to wear an elastic pressure garment continuously for a week or two and for a few weeks longer at night. Although the worst of your swelling will dissipate in the first few weeks, it may be 3 months or more before the final results of your surgery are apparent.

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