Male Breast Reduction: Gynecomastia

GynecomastiaMale breast reduction, also known as gynecomastia surgery, is a surgical procedure that is designed to reduce the size of enlarged male breasts. Gynecomastia is a medical condition characterized by the development of excess breast tissue in males. Various factors, including hormonal imbalances, genetics, obesity, certain medications, and underlying medical conditions can cause it.

The surgical procedure aims to address the male breast’s excess glandular tissue and fat, resulting in a flatter and more masculine chest contour. Below will be listed the process of when you schedule a consultation:

  • Consultation: Discuss with a qualified plastic surgeon.
  • Preparation: Depending on your health history, you may need to undergo certain tests and answer questions on your health history.
  • Anesthesia: Before the surgery, you’ll be put under general anesthesia.

Surgical Techniques

A few different surgical techniques can be used for male breast reduction, depending on the severity of gynecomastia and the patient’s needs.

Liposuction is a technique involving the use of a thin, hollow tube to suction out excess fat from the breast area. It’s particularly effective for cases where gynecomastia is primarily caused by excess fat.

Excision is used if there’s a significant amount of glandular tissue and excess skin present, so excision techniques may be necessary. This involves making incisions to remove the excess tissue and possibly reposition the nipple and areola for a more natural appearance.


After the surgery, the patients must wear a compression garment to help reduce swelling and support the healing process. Pain and discomfort are common initially, but these can be managed with prescribed pain medications. The surgeon will provide instructions on post-operative care, including wound care and activity restrictions.

Schedule a Consultation

Choosing a board-certified plastic surgeon with experience in performing male breast reduction procedures is crucial. Contact H. Sasson, MD, Plastic Surgery, located in Great Neck, NY, for a consultation.

During the consultation, you will discuss the specific details of the procedure, potential risks and complications, expected outcomes, and the recovery process. Like any surgical procedure, there are risks, and you should make an informed decision with a qualified medical professional. Call today at 516-487-5017.

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