Mild enlargement of the breasts may only require liposuction to reduce breast fat. In cases of moderate enlargement, liposuction can be combined with the surgical removal of excess breast tissue. Ultrasonic liposuction (VASERlipo®) can often be used to break up fatty tissue and assist in skin tightening. Severe cases of breast enlargement, and sometimes massive weight loss, may require traditional breast surgery to remove additional loose skin and breast tissue and reposition the nipples.
Patients typically experience discomfort, swelling, and bruising for the first few days after surgery. A compression garment should be worn to support your chest as it heals. In some cases, a small drainage tube may be applied under the skin to drain any excess blood or fluid. Many patients resume work after a few days, but it can a few weeks for you to fully recover. All postoperative instructions should be followed carefully to minimize the risk of complications.
Male breast surgery is designed to reduce the size of the breasts and reshape the chest contour for a natural, masculine appearance. Results are usually visible immediately and improve over time. As swelling and bruising resolve, the incisions should begin to fade and satisfaction with your new body contour should continue to grow while you recover.