Gynecomastia Correction

Removal of extra male breast tissue

Gynecomastia Correction is a cosmetic procedure aimed at reducing extra male breast tissue that may often be present with no obvious cause. It is most effectively done through a combination of power Liposuction and direct removal of the extra tissue. Liposuction alone is an ineffective method for dealing with this problem unless very mild.

Gynecomastia Correction - Plastic Surgery Alberta

Procedure Details & Information

Extra fatty or breast tissue on male chest
1.5 - 2 hours
Under a general anaesthetic power liposuction is first used to remove as much of the fatty or excessive breast tissue as possible. Then depending on whether extra skin has to be removed or not, an incision is made to allow direct excision of the remainder of the extra tissue that is impossible to be removed by liposuction. Usually the incision is just in the lower half of the areola (dark skin around nipple) but if there is a large amount of extra skin, larger incisions may be needed.
Home for 5-7 days. No exercise or heavy lifting for 4-6 weeks.
Significant swelling and bruising for 2-3 weeks
Mild swelling for 2-6 months
Final results in 6-12 months
Improved appearance and masculinity of chest. Little or no fatty breast tissue in front of the pectoral muscle.
Infection, bleeding, scarring
Decreased nipple sensation, contour abnormalities, and redundant loose skin

Additional Gynecomastia Correction information and cost available. Please contact Plastic Surgery Alberta.

  • Gynecomastia on Global News

    In this "Health Matters" segment, Global News features gynecomastia correction, an abnormal enlargement of the male breast tissue. Find out how Dr. Feng Chong and the cosmetic procedure, gynecomastia correction, using a combination of liposuction and surgical removal of the extra breast tissue can change what diet and exercise have been unable to.