Gynecomastia Chest Surgery

Gynecomastia is a common condition which results in enlarged male breast tissue. While the exact cause is unknown this condition is often linked to hormonal fluctuations and the use of certain medications. It can be seen in males of all ages and of various degrees with the negative impact on self-image prompting men to seek treatment options.

The goal of gynecomastia chest surgery is a flat chest with accentuation of the underlying pectoral major muscle for a more masculine contour appearance. Depending on the distinct anatomical makeup nature of their surplus breast tissue a combination of liposuction, direct gland excision, skin excision or even focal structural fat grafting is employed. Incisions are made in inconspicuous areas to minimize any visible scarring.

After male breast reduction surgery, as it is often also referred to, patients can expect a quick recovery with a chest garment to be worn continuously (except when showering) for 4 weeks. Patients are able to return to work once they feel well enough but should avoid strenuous exercise for at least three weeks to avoid contraction of the chest wall muscles while this area heals and the skin contracts.

We pride ourselves in delivering a customized approach to every male patient for lasting results that continue to improve once the patient begins to tone and define his chest wall musculature. See our patient gallery for examples.