What to expect from gynecomastia surgery
A male breast reduction flattens and enhances the chest contours. This procedure decreases the size of large breasts by removing excess skin, fat, and breast tissue using liposuction and/or surgical excision. A very subtle incision is made around the nipple in most cases, although in situations where large amounts of excess skin will remain, additional incisions may be necessary. Your surgeon will discuss which technique is right for you based upon your individual needs and desired outcome.
Many of our male breast reduction patients report that recovery is quick and easy. After 2 weeks, you should be able to return to regular activities, and you can expect to return to more strenuous activities after 6 weeks (with your surgeon’s approval).
Pre- & post-surgery
The info you need to plan your male breast reduction surgery.
Frequently asked questions
- What is gynecomastia?
This condition is characterized by excess fat and tissue on the chest resulting in male breasts. Most men do not have a specific cause for this condition, but it may arise spontaneously during the teenage years, or be caused by aging, various prescription medications, alcohol, anabolic steroids, marijuana, or weight fluctuations.
- Can gynecomastia recur after surgery?
The results of your surgery will be long-term; however, weight gain, steroid use, hormone fluctuations, or certain medications may lead to recurrence.
- How long does gynecomastia surgery take?
The procedure generally takes 1-2 hours, depending on the amount of tissue or skin that needs to be addressed.