The goal of male breast liposuction is simple: Improve the patient’s physical appearance by removing as much fat as possible and avoiding any damage to the skin or muscles. Male breast liposuction is one of the four areas most commonly treated with liposuction in men. The other areas are the abdomen, flanks, and the area of the chin, cheek and jaw. Male patients with excess fat in the chest will achieve significant improvement with tumescent liposuction.
Pseudo-gynecomastia is defined as a breast enlargement in man caused by an excessive amount of adipose tissue. Most men who have unusually large breasts are by the result of an excess of fat. It also occurs in most men as they age. Excessively fatty breasts are not uncommon in relatively obese younger men.
After liposuction is complete, the incisions may remain open (not closed with sutures) in order to maximize the drainage of tumescent fluid (anesthetic solution). This drainage is absorbed by pads attached to the torso. For additional compression, elastic garments are worn over the chest. These garments usually carry velcro straps or hooks sewn in the front and extend from the shoulders to the mid-abdomen. This combination of compression devices allows an adjustable degree of compression that can be accurately applied over the entire area of liposuction. Proper compression during the first 18 to 24 hours after surgery is necessary to prevent excessive bleeding and bruising.