Male Breast Reduction

One of the most popular procedures for men in our practice is the Male Breast Reduction procedure. The Male Breast Reduction or Gynecomastia procedure is intended for men who desire a flatter chest with a more masculine contour. During this procedure, excess breast tissue or fat can be removed with liposuction, direct removal, or a combination of both.

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Who is a candidate for this procedure?

If you are a man who has excessively large breasts, you would be a potential candidate for the male breast reduction procedure. Also, you would be a good candidate if you have excess or sagging tissue in your chest area after losing a large amount of weight.

“Dr. Turner and his staff have been amazing. I'm just 4 days post op and my results are amazing even with the mild swelling and bruising. I couldn't be more pleased. I look forward to seeing him in the future for additional procedures. Thanks to Dr.Turner I am regaining the confidence that I had lost many years ago”
- Jessica V

How long will the recovery be?

You will go home several hours after surgery to be cared for by a friend or relative. A compression vest or chest wrapping is usually indicated for 2-3 weeks after surgery to help reduce swelling. The sutures dissolve on their own within several weeks.

“Dr. Schantz, Just a note to say thank you so much for doing surgery for me. We both appreciate your generosity and are very pleased with everything. Your staff has been great. Thanks again.”
- Real patient

What other options are available to enhance the results of gynecomastia surgery?

Additional procedures that will enhance the results of the male breast reduction are liposuction of excess fat in axilla (armpit area) or contouring and flattening of abdomen with liposuction and/or tummy tuck.

Are their risks involved with the male breast reduction procedure?

All surgery involves risk and potential complications. A thorough discussion of the risks and potential benefits of any procedure is an essential part of the preoperative consultative process.