While the popularity of breast reduction surgery is growing amongst women, it's also on the rise for men, as males seek help for what are often called "man-boobs." In 2010, doctors estimate more than 17,000 men in Canada and the U.S. went for breast reduction surgery at a cost between five to ten thousand dollars per procedure.
While men who put on a few extra pounds notice more fat in their chests, other men develop distinctly enlarged breasts, even when they are not overweight. It's a condition called gynecomastia, and is often a source of embarrassment for men.
Due to the way that our culture views the male physique, some men may feel self-conscious about the appearance of their chest. If you are struggling with gynecomastia, or a feminine-appearing chest, the team at ULC can help. We offer a multitude of male breast reduction services in the GTA, and we're confident we will be able to find a solution for you.
The most common candidates for breast reduction surgery are women with significantly large breasts. If you are finding that you are suffer from the following physical and social problems, then breast reduction may be the right choice for you:
To learn more about your male breast reduction options, simply fill out the form on the right or give us a call at 416-653-8352 to setup a free no obligation consultation.
Male breast reduction surgery is typically suitable for men who have excess breast tissue on their chest. If you are dealing with gynecomastia which is not responding to lifestyle changes, male breast reduction surgery may be the right choice for you.
If a medical evaluation indicates that lifestyle changes will not solve the problem, the patient should also be a nonsmoker at a stable body weight. Once our team has observed that these criteria are met, he will be able to move forward with your male breast reduction in Toronto.
During your consultation with our team we will outline the specific procedures that will be used during your male breast reduction surgery. The surgery itself generally takes at least one hour, and depending on the amount of tissue to be removed, you will either be given a general anesthetic or a local anesthetic with sedation. To begin, our team will make small incisions to remove the excess breast tissue. The incision will be made in your underarm or around the nipple. In some cases, our team may also use liposuction to remove fat deposits on your chest. Once excess tissue and fat have been removed, our team will be able to close the incisions with sutures and create a more masculine chest.
Following your male breast reduction in Toronto, our surgical team will give you aftercare instructions to follow that will ensure proper healing. We'll will instruct you to keep your chest wrapped in gauze and to avoid exercise for about three weeks. You can return to work after a week or so, at which point the sutures will be removed. You may experience swelling, bruising and pain, for which you will be prescribe medication. After about three months, you will be able to experience the final result of your male breast reduction surgery. Continued healthy diet and exercise will ensure the benefits are maintained.