Breast reduction is not just for women and can have positive physical and emotional health benefits for men. In fact, 70% of adolescents and middle-aged men have chests that could potentially benefit from our male breast reduction services at AMG Plastic Surgery. 

What causes excessive breast tissue in men?

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There are several reasons why a man might have excess tissue or skin on his chest:

Sometimes diet and exercise will help you achieve the flat chest you are looking for, but sometimes a breast reduction procedure is necessary to remove the excess tissue.

Benefits of Breast Reduction

This is a relatively simple procedure with many benefits. Some benefits include:

  • Improved posture
  • Decreased back pain
  • Improved confidence 

Procedure

The procedure involves a small incision on each side of the chest and liposuction. Through these incisions, your surgeon will remove excess fat and glandular tissue, at the same time sculpting a new chest contour that looks natural to your body. Your surgeon will place incisions to make the resulting scars as inconspicuous as possible. More severe cases may require the removal of excess tissue to achieve optimal results.

Recovery

After surgery, you should notice an immediate improvement in the shape and appearance of your chest. The recovery process following breast reduction may include soreness and some swelling. Many men return to work or school within several days of the procedure, but vigorous exercise is typically restricted for about three weeks. Your surgeon will advise you on what to do to maintain your results for the long term.

If you are a man looking to achieve a broader, flatter chest, contact our experts at AMG Plastic Surgery to discuss the possibility of breast reduction!