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Male Breast Reduction (Gynecomastia)

The Quick Facts

Length of Procedure: 1 1/2 to 2 hours

Anesthesia: Local, with sedation, or general

In or Outpatient Procedure: Usually outpatient

Post OP: View Post-Op Instructions

Male breast reduction, or gynecomastia surgery, is a surgical technique used to remove the benign breast or glandular tissue from the chest of men. Men with excess glandular/breast tissue often suffer psychological distress and are self-conscience of their body and appearance. The goal is to make the chest proportional to the body and alleviate physical and emotional concerns.

Predefined incisions are made on the chest and excess fat and glandular tissue is removed. Sometimes, if there is a significant amount of skin, skin excision and tightening may be required. Corrective surgery can be accomplished with liposuction alone or in conjunction with skin and tissue resection.

Gynecomastia Video

For additional information on male breast reduction, or Gynecomastia surgery, visit the American Society of Plastic Surgeons for this procedure.


Disclaimer: Individual results may vary and specific results are not guaranteed.