The most common procedures performed in males are:
The presence of breast tissue on the male chest is called gynecomastia. This is a common problem in males and is usually associated with being overweight (whether genetically or hormonally), or medication induced (steroids). The deposit can be symmetrical or asymmetrical, as well as a mix of pattern fat, breast tissue, or both.
Most of the patients present a fat deposit in the area so the operation begins with liposuction. Almost 50% of the cases are resolved with liposuction alone. In the remaining cases, the breast tissue has to be removed. This is done through a half moon incision around the areola. Since all of the fat has been removed prior by liposuction, this makes the extraction of the breast tissue very easy. It is also isolated and you just separate the connective tissue. It is very important to leave a small layer of tissue to prevent an indentation or retraction of the nipple.
Suture removal is done in 1 week with minimal arm movement the first week. I always use a drainage which is left for 7 days, and firm compression for 2 to 4 weeks. Patients are able to go workout in 1 month. Reconstructive Procedures: