Saber Plastic Surgery

Male Breast Reduction Surgery

Male Breast Reduction Surgery

Male breast reduction surgery, also known as gynecomastia reduction surgery, is far more common than one may think. In many cases, it has little to do with being out of shape or overweight and is more of a glandular problem. Losing weight and exercise might help reduce the breasts somewhat, but the excess glandular tissue, as well as some lingering excess fat, will likely still be present. Breast reduction surgery for men is typically the most direct and effective path to a more contoured, traditionally masculine physique.

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Sepideh Saber understands that many men who have gynecomastia find the condition deeply embarrassing; they may deal with severe stress when they are invited to beach gatherings or poolside parties, or even when wearing a thin shirt. Others may have had to deal with locker-room bullying. Dr. Saber’s more sensitive and empathetic approach has earned her the praise of patients dealing with a great many extremely personal issues; she is here to help men with gynecomastia achieve a more masculine and attractive chest profile with the least amount of visible scarring.


Male Chest Contouring

  • More masculine and attractive upper body
  • Better fit to clothing
  • Increased motivation to participate in activities and exercise
  • Greater confidence and improved self-esteem in everyday life
  • Greater confidence during intimacy


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Who should get gynecomastia surgery?

Generally speaking, most healthy men with gynecomastia can benefit from a male breast reduction. An exam or screening may be required to rule out certain rare underlying conditions such as endocrinologic or hormonal imbalances, tumors of the adrenal or pituitary gland, the testes, or the breasts, as well as cirrhosis of the liver and other conditions. The best way to find out if this procedure is right for you is by scheduling a consultation with Dr. Saber.

What is the process for male breast reduction?

There are two ways to treat gynecomastia: liposuction for mild cases and tissue excision for more severe ones. The amount, length, and location of the incisions will depend on the type of procedure required. While liposuction can be performed through small inconspicuous incisions, direct tissue excision may call for larger incisions around the areola or in the chest’s natural creases. In both procedures, Dr. Saber will remove the excess fat and glandular tissue, while contouring the area for a flattering shape and appearance.

What is the recovery process like?

The recovery process for gynecomastia surgery is relatively rapid. Most patients can return to school or work within the first week following surgery. However, any strenuous activity should be postponed for three to six weeks or as directed by Dr. Saber.

After the procedure, patients will need to wear a compression garment for several weeks to reduce swelling and ensure optimal results. Some soreness and discomfort are expected and can usually be managed with over-the-counter pain medication.


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For more information about male breast reduction surgery with Dr. Saber, schedule a consultation today at the number on this page or visit our contact page.