Gynecomastia (Male Breast Reduction) with H/K/B Cosmetic Surgery


No man wants to have to explain why he would rather not go to the beach or remove his shirt in the gym locker room, but that’s what gynecomastia – enlarged male breasts – causes many men to do. Luckily, gynecomastia or male breast reduction or chest reduction surgery can correct gynecomastia and restore a masculine-looking chest.

When done with skill and experience, scars are kept to a minimum, and the recovery period is less painful. No two cases are the same, however, and a great deal depends on the amount of tissue that needs to be removed in order to create a flatter chest. H/K/B Cosmetic Surgery has assisted many patients in the successful treatment of gynecomastia. If you are overweight, you are advised to attempt weight loss first. Sometimes, this resolves gynecomastia without surgery, and weight loss after surgery can cause a recurrence of the condition. To learn more about gynecomastia surgery at H/K/B Cosmetic Surgery, complete our online form today to schedule a visit.

What Can I Expect During Gynecomastia Surgery?

Male breast reduction can usually be performed on an outpatient basis using anesthesia or sedation at our fully accredited surgical facility on our beautiful campus, where our highly qualified nurses will pamper you. Our nurses are certified in advanced cardiac life support, which ensures the highest level of supervision, evaluation, and care in the unlikely event of an emergency. We also work with advanced anesthesia providers.

In most cases, we are able to make the incisions under the arms or along the edges of the areola (the dark area around the nipple) where the scars will be inconspicuous.

If excess glandular tissue is the primary cause of breast enlargement, the tissue will be excised. Liposuction is usually performed as well to remove fatty tissue to create a flat chest. Smartlipo is also performed to tighten the skin.

In cases where large amounts of fat or glandular tissue have been removed, the skin may not adjust well to the new, smaller breast contour. In these cases, excess skin may have to be trimmed to allow the remaining skin to firmly readjust to the new contour. This skin trim is typically done as a second procedure, as it is often not necessary for gynecomastia.

What Can Gynecomastia Do For Me?

Male breast reduction surgery for gynecomastia can remove enlarged male breasts and restore a tight, flat, masculine appearance to the chest.

How Long Does Gynecomastia Last?

Gynecomastia can recur, but if you avoid substantial weight gain, your surgery should be long lasting. If you are suffering from gynecomastia, call us today about male breast reduction.

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How Long Does It Take To Recover From Gynecomastia Surgery?

The recovery time for gynecomastia is a few days to 2 weeks depending on the extent of your surgery. Strenuous activity should be avoided for about 4 weeks.

We will give you a compression garment to wear for a few weeks to reduce swelling. Expect some swelling and bruising during the recovery period, and any post-operative pain can be controlled with medication and ice packs. Of course, we will monitor your progress and answer any questions you have while you heal.

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Ready to learn more about gynecomastia surgery? Complete our form to receive more information and to schedule your consultation with one of our expert surgeons at H/K/B Cosmetic Surgery. Together, you and your surgeon will develop a custom gynecomastia procedure for your unique body type. You will be consulted on your preparation for surgery, what to expect during surgery, and your recovery.

Gynecomastia FAQS

Gynecomastia is caused by an imbalance between the hormones estrogen and testosterone, leading to an increase in male breast tissue. This condition can result from natural hormonal changes during puberty or aging, as well as certain medications, medical conditions, or the use of substances such as anabolic steroids, alcohol, and marijuana. Other factors include obesity, which can increase estrogen levels, and underlying health issues such as liver or kidney disease, hyperthyroidism, and tumors that affect hormone levels.

Gynecomastia is the enlargement of breast tissue in males, resulting from an imbalance between the hormones estrogen and testosterone. This condition can affect one or both breasts, sometimes unevenly, and is characterized by swollen breast gland tissue and tenderness. Gynecomastia can occur at any age and may be related to hormonal changes during puberty, aging, certain medications, or underlying health conditions. While gynecomastia is generally benign, it can cause emotional and psychological distress, and in some cases, may require medical or surgical treatment to correct.

Gynecomastia is quite common, affecting approximately 60-70% of adolescent boys during puberty due to hormonal fluctuations. In most cases, this condition resolves on its own within six months to two years. Among adult men, gynecomastia affects about 30-70% at some point in their lives, particularly in those aged 50 to 80 due to age-related hormonal changes. Although it is prevalent, the severity and impact of gynecomastia can vary widely among individuals.

After gynecomastia surgery, it is generally recommended to avoid strenuous physical activities, including workouts, for at least four to six weeks to allow for proper healing. Light activities, such as walking, can typically be resumed within a few days to a week post-surgery. Your surgeon will provide specific guidelines based on your individual recovery progress, but it is essential to follow these instructions closely to prevent complications and ensure the best possible outcome. Always consult your surgeon before resuming any exercise routine.

Gynecomastia surgery typically takes about 1 to 2 hours to complete, depending on the extent of the procedure and the specific techniques used. If liposuction is combined with glandular tissue excision, the surgery might take slightly longer. Your surgeon will provide a more precise estimate based on your individual case during your preoperative consultation.

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