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Male Breast Reduction [Gynecomastia Surgery]


Reduces enlarged, female-like breasts in men using liposuction and/or surgically removing excess glandular tissue using subareolar incision.


Approximately one to three hours


Either general anesthesia is used or intravenous sedation and local anesthesia are used.


This is an outpatient procedure in most/may require admission for 48 hours in few cases.

Possible Side Effects:

Temporary bruising, swelling, numbness, soreness, and/or a burning sensation are possible.


Infection, fluid build-up, injury to the skin, rippling or looseness of the skin, asymmetry, pigmentation changes, excessive scarring if tissue was cut away, loss of nipple sensation, contour irregularities /crater deformity and in some instances the need for a second procedure to remove additional tissue is required.


The patient may go back to work after 4-5 days. More strenuous activity may be resumed after two to three weeks. Most of the swelling and bruising will disappear after three to six months. Pressure garment/good massage will be required for early recovery/better result.


Permanent, although weight gain may cause the breast area to once again become larger. Secondary causes of gynecomastia to be ruled out to avoid recurrence.