Male Breast Reduction (Gynecomastia)

Procedure: Reduce enlarged, female-like breast in men using liposuction and/or cutting out excess glandular tissue. (Sometimes covered by medical insurance.)
Length: 1 hour or more.
Anesthesia: General or local.
In/Outpatient: Usually outpatient.
Side Effects: Temporary bruising, swelling, numbness, soreness, burning sensation.
Risks: Infection. Fluid accumulation; injury to the skin; rippling or bagginess of skin; asymmetry; pigmentation changes (may become permanent if exposed to sun); excessive scarring if tissue was cut away; need for second procedure to remove additional tissue.

Back to work: three to seven days.

More strenuous activities: two to three weeks.

Duration of Results: Permanent.


Preoperative appearance Intraoperative liposuction Postoperative appearance

Actual patient photographs available at time of consult.