Candidates of this procedure are men who have excessively large breasts, or those who have excess or sagging tissue in their chest area especially after losing a large amount of weight.
The procedure is intended to give the patient a flatter chest with more masculine male contour.
Excess breast tissue or fat can be removed with liposuction, excision, or a combination of both. Excess skin can be excised. The procedure is usually done on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia.
Patient is sent home with a compression garment. The patient is asked to wear it for 2-3 weeks to improve healing and minimize swelling. Sutures are usually removed within 7-10 days after surgery.
Additional procedures that will enhance the result are liposuction of excess fat in axilla (armpit area) or liposuction of the abdomen.
This operation is occasionally covered by some, but not all, insurance companies. Pre approval is obtained from your insurance carrier before surgery.
***The specific risks and the suitability of this procedure for a given individual can be determined only at the time of your consultation. All surgical procedures have some degree of risk. Minor complications that do not affect the outcome occur occasionally. Major complications are unusual.
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