Working out and eating right are effective ways to build muscle and reduce fat; however, many men find that discipline, diet, and exercise can only do so much. For many, it can be difficult to build up and reshape the chest. Often, men find it impossible to lose fat in just the right spots. Dr. Shim Ching is a board-certified plastic surgeon who is experienced in customizing plastic surgery procedures for the male body. He performs male breast reduction for patients who are looking to contour their chest, for a more toned, masculine appearance.

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Male Breast Reduction (Gynecomastia Surgery)

Many men live with self-consciousness and embarrassment because of enlarged breast tissue or nipples, called gynecomastia. These conditions may be caused by a variety of factors including hormones, medication, excess weight, or a medical condition. Honolulu plastic surgeon Dr. Shim Ching understands that having gynecomastia is often psychologically distressing for men regardless of the cause. He performs male breast reduction surgery to help his patients attain a more masculine chest shape.

Who Is a Candidate?

Candidates for male breast reduction are men with excess fat, glandular tissue or skin in their chest area. Patients should be in good overall health with no significant medical issues. During your consultation with Dr. Ching, he will determine if you are a candidate for the procedure and discuss the treatment process, as well as what you can expect from the outcome.

The Procedure

Dr. Ching is skilled and experienced in a number of techniques used to improve the shape of the male chest. Liposuction alone can be used in some cases. If there is glandular tissue, this needs to be surgically removed.  In more advanced cases, he may need to surgically remove excess skin and breast tissue. 

 The procedure typically takes between one and two hours. During the surgery, fat is suctioned through small (3 millimeter) incisions that are almost invisible when healed. He places incisions where the resulting scars will be least noticeable, such as along the edge of the nipple and within the areola. Through a private consultation before surgery, Dr. Ching reviews each patient’s health history, performs a physical examination, and recommends the most appropriate procedure.

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After Your Procedure

Recovery time from male breast reduction surgery ranges from a few days to two weeks, depending on the type of surgery that is done. For patients who only require liposuction, you may be back at work after one week. Those requiring excess skin removal may have a longer recovery period. After the surgery, strenuous activity should be avoided for few weeks, or until you have the approval of Dr. Ching. It is important to plan your recovery before your surgical procedure.

Because the incisions will be placed in well-concealed areas, the scars should heal well and remain inconspicuous. During recovery, you may experience some bruising and swelling in the chest. Your results from your male breast reduction are meant to be long-lasting. In order to ensure that these results last, it is important to follow all of Dr. Ching’s post-operative instructions. You should also maintain a healthy diet and exercise routine following the procedure.

Why Choose Dr. Ching?

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Shim Ching is one of Hawaii’s most renowned physicians for aesthetic procedures of the face, breast, and body. His attention to detail, skill, and mastery of surgical techniques produce remarkable, natural-looking results. He performs male breast reduction surgery in Honolulu, Hawaii, in the safety and privacy of his state-of-the-art on-site surgical suite.

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