Male Breast Reduction

Evansville, Henderson, Indiana

What Is Gynecomastia?

Gynecomastia is enlargement of the breast tissue in males. It is fairly common. Men who have gynecomastia often feel self-conscious about the way that they look. They may exercise excessively to improve their condition, but in many cases, that does not work. That is why male breast reduction is usually the best option.

What Is Male Breast Reduction in Evansville, IN?

Male breast reduction is a procedure that involves performing liposuction to remove the excess breast tissue. The remaining glandular tissue is then removed by excision, and that requires that the surgeon make a small incision.

Your Consultation

It is very important for all patients to know what to expect before they go under the knife. Dr. Zieg will discuss your personal goals and address any of the concerns that you may have. He will also give you tips on things that you can do to prepare for the procedure and explain what the recovery process will be like.

Male Breast Reduction Surgery in Henderson

It can take anywhere from two to five hours to perform this procedure. It is performed under general anesthesia, which means that you will be asleep during surgery. Most patients are able to go home after their surgery, but others will be required to stay in the hospital for one to two nights post surgery.

What Is The Recovery Process Like?

Patients can expect to experience some bruising and swelling, but those problems will significantly decrease within the first week. Mild swelling can last for a few months. Patients will typically be able to return to their normal activities within four to six weeks. A compression garment will need to be worn during the recovery time because that will help reduce swelling.

What Are Some Of The Risks?

Male breast reduction in Evansville is very safe, but it does not come without risks. Dr. Zieg will discuss those risks during your consultation. Contact the Zieg Plastic Surgery today at 812.717.4203 to find out more information.