Male breast reduction plastic surgery is a standard procedure which removes excess skin and fat from a man’s chest caused by gynecomastia. This medical condition is more common than most men think and can be related to an estrogen imbalance or unnatural fat deposits. According to the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS), nearly 26,400 (#1 in the world) gynecomastia procedures were performed in Brazil in 2015. Rio de Janeiro is responsible for a significant amount of Brazil’s plastic surgery operations. Since Dr. Alexandre Charão regularly performs male breast reduction operations, receiving gynecomastia treatment under his care is very safe. He has a proven high success rate among patients and works hard to understand each patient’s individual needs and aesthetic goals.
Gynecomastia – Medical Condition
Many men do not understand that gynecomastia is a medical condition. They spend years dieting and exercising to reduce their chest size. These men are usually unaware that their enlarged chest is caused by a hormone imbalance, puberty, weight changes, or the use of steroids. Often, patients will wear clothes to hide their breasts as they are frustrated and ashamed of their appearance. Male breast reduction plastic surgery is a simple solution which removes excess breast tissue and fat.
In most cases, two complementary procedures are performed to fix gynecomastia. First, liposuction, followed by controlled fat injections, is performed to increase muscle mass and create a more defined chest. Then, a semilunar incision, bordering the areola, is cut to avoid unnecessary scarring. This allows for Dr. Alexandre Charão to sculpt an entirely new chest. If there is an excessive amount of skin, fat, and glands to be removed, the incision is expanded as needed. Many patients wish they had received this procedure sooner. The best approach for you will be discussed during your initial consultation.
Your Initial Consultation
As you are researching male breast reduction procedures, it is important for you to define your expectations. During your initial consultation, you can discuss various options which will work for your goals and current situation. To help give Dr. Alexandre Charão a clear idea of your desired results, you should send him photos of your chest.
Hospitalization Time and Information
This procedure takes 6-12 hours to complete. With over 20 years of experience, Dr. Alexandre Charão can safely discharge patients within 2 days following surgery. Local anesthesia is commonly used for male breast reduction procedures. If a drain is needed, hospitalization time increases to 48 hours.
A compression garment is required during the postoperative period. This helps to flatten and reposition the skin. Avoiding the sun, receiving lymphatic drainage, and scheduling follow-up appointments are highly advised. Most patients can resume normal activities, like going to work, within a week.
Total Cost and Before & After Photos
Congratulations, if you have read this far, then you are really committed to receiving a male breast reduction procedure. Your next step should be to schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Alexandre Charão. During this 1 hour meeting, he will disclose further details, including total cost. Most international patients can save 50-70% by traveling to Brazil for surgery.
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