Male Breast Reduction / Gynecomastia
What Does Gynecomastia Do?
Male breast reduction for enlarged breast tissue, also called gynecomastia, is designed to give the patient a flatter chest with a more masculine contour.
Are You a Candidate for Male Breast Reduction?
If you are a man with excessively large breasts, or if you have excess or sagging tissue in your chest area following significant weight loss, you may be a candidate for male breast reduction in Denver.
How Is Gynecomastia Performed?
The procedure is usually done on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia, but can also be done with sedation and local anesthesia. Excess breast tissue and fat can be removed using either liposuction, excision (cutting the offending tissue out), or a combination of both. Excess skin may also be removed. Denver gynecomastia treatment patients typically go home several hours after surgery, to be cared for by a friend or relative.
What Is Recovery From Gynecomastia Like?
A compression vest or chest wrapping is usually needed for a week or two after surgery. Light activities may be started in 7-10 days. Aerobic activities can often be resumed in about four weeks.
Is Insurance for Male Breast Reduction Available?
Male breast reduction may be covered by some, but not all, insurance carriers. At this time we are not accepting new insurance patients. If you would like to seek reimbursement for the procedure, we are happy to provide you with the required medical codes for self submission. We will also pleased to help you obtain financing for this procedure. We are affiliated with companies that offer financing for cosmetic surgery.
Among his many surgical credentials, Dr. Slenkovich has also written or edited a number of medical articles on breast reduction and gynecomastia. Many of his articles can be found on emedicine.com.
To Learn More
Please select from the menu on the left for more information about the specific procedure you're interested in, and please view our before and after photos and 3-D demonstrations. We also invite you to read our patient experiences and patient testimonials pages.
If you are concerned about excess breast tissue, please contact our Denver, Colorado office today to schedule a consultation to determine if you are a candidate for gynecomastia surgery.