Male breast reduction (gynecomastia) at the University of Ottawa
Some men experience the development of breast tissue (gynecomastia) during puberty or as the result of hormonal changes. The condition may resolve on its own, but in some cases it persists. Gynecomastia is often associated with obesity, but in fact, is only related in appearance, as weight gain is not cause for the development of breast tissue. A male breast reduction procedure reduces the volume of tissue and fat using special instruments or liposuction in order to cosmetically improve the appearance of the chest. Incision points will vary based on the surgical methods used, but they are generally placed inconspicuously around the areola and the chest. A review of the patient’s health and medical history will ascertain their candidacy for surgery. An ideal treatment plan will then be developed to achieve their aesthetic goals. Patients under the care of plastic surgeons at the University of Ottawa will be informed on what to expect pre, during and post operation to ensure their comfort, safety and optimal recovery.