Gynecomastia (Male Breast Reduction Surgery)
Performed by Dr. Elliott in Atlanta & Alpharetta, GA
“I can’t thank Atlanta Plastic Surgery and Dr. Elliott enough! I had gynecomastia surgery in June 2014 and the results are unbelievable. With a crazy work schedule it was hard for me to lock down a specific date for surgery. The office was very flexible scheduling a date for my procedure and I can’t thank them enough for that. Overall the results are incredible and the whole process was very easy. I would recommend anyone to use Dr. Elliott at Atlanta Plastic Surgery for any of their cosmetic surgery needs.” – G
Breast enlargement in males, or gynecomastia, is often caused by hormonal changes, weight gain, or simply heredity. Regardless of the cause, gynecomastia is often the source of embarrassment and self-consciousness, and it generally does not resolve itself without surgical intervention. For men who suffer from gynecomastia, cosmetic surgery may be able to produce the contoured masculine chest they prefer.
Depending on the patient, gynecomastia surgery may simply utilize liposuction, in which fatty tissue is removed through very small incisions. Or, the surgery may require the excision of glandular breast tissue and/or excess skin. In some situations, both liposuction and the removal of skin or breast tissue are necessary to provide the patient with the desired contoured appearance.
Am I a good candidate for gynecomastia surgery?
Candidates for gynecomastia surgery include men who are physically healthy but are bothered by their breast size. For the best results, candidates’ breasts should be at a stable size, rather than continuously developing. Surgical patients should also have a positive outlook and realistic expectations for their recovery and results. To see examples of the results of gynecomastia surgery, visit the before and after gallery.
What can I expect to experience while recovering from gynecomastia surgery?
Recovery varies depending on the individual patient as well as which techniques are necessary to produce the desired result. A highly experienced and skilled plastic surgeon like can help you understand the recovery process and provide you with instructions which, when followed closely, will help to aid the healing process.
How much scarring can I expect after male breast reduction?
Your scars will depend on the type of procedure you have. While liposuction alone will result in very tiny and subtle scars, most men will also need to have breast tissue and/or excess skin removed in order to achieve the results they want. Depending on the technique required, you may have a scar around each areola, and in rare cases, a scar across each side of the chest. However, the incisions are made to blend in with the natural creases of the chest as much as possible. To minimize your scarring, be sure to follow all of your post-surgical care instructions closely to help the healing process go more smoothly.