Nashville Cosmetic Surgery: Don Griffin, MD
4322 Harding Pike #314
Nashville, TN 37205
Phone: (615) 321-1003
Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m., Friday: 8 a.m.–1 p.m.
Male Breast Reduction
If you have gynecomastia or excess male breast tissue, you know how it can make you feel. Simple things like wearing a tight-fitting T-shirt to work out or going shirtless in the pool just aren’t options for you. At our Nashville, Tennessee, practice, male breast reduction surgery to correct gynecomastia is becoming a popular cosmetic procedure for men from all walks of life.
What Causes Gynecomastia?
Men of any age can develop gynecomastia. Although it’s more common with obesity, it doesn’t always resolve with weight loss. It can also be related to an endocrine disorder, the use of anabolic steroids, drug use, or simply for no known reason at all. Gynecomastia in puberty, or when caused by endocrine disorders, often resolves on its own or will resolve after treating the underlying medical condition. Regardless of the cause, however, persistent gynecomastia may require surgical treatment.
Don Griffin M.D., FACS
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Don Griffin realizes that no two patients are exactly alike — and neither are his surgical plans. Learn more about his background and his unique approach.
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Don Griffin realizes that no two patients are exactly alike — and neither are his surgical plans. Learn more about his background and his unique approach.Meet Dr. Griffin
How Is Male Breast Reduction Performed?
At our Nashville practice, surgical correction of gynecomastia typically consists of some combination of liposuction and excision of excess breast tissue and skin. Dr. Griffin performs liposuction to remove excess fat from the breasts, while fibrous breast tissue and excess skin must be directly excised with a surgical incision. Sometimes a combination of the 2 techniques is required. There are cases where excess breast skin in weight loss patients may require a skin tightening procedure in addition to surgical removal of breast tissue.
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Male Breast Reduction Recovery
You can expect to return to mostly non-physical work and light activities within a few days and resume more strenuous activities in 2 to 3 weeks.