Male Breast Reduction

Reduce the effects of gynecomastia for a more masculine chest

Gynecomastia, or enlarged breast tissue, is a common condition among men and can be very bothersome. If you want to achieve a more masculine chest, a male breast reduction in Boca Raton can help!

What is Male Breast Reduction?

Male breast reduction is a procedure done to help remove excess fatty tissues from males’ breasts that enlarged due to Gynecomastia. Many men suffer from gynecomastia, a very common condition that may make men feel uncomfortable or self-conscious about their chest appearance. More commonly known as “man boobs,” gynecomastia can be caused by certain medications especially anabolic steroids, marijuana use, hormonal changes, heredity, and weight gain. If you believe gynecomastia is causing you emotional discomfort or impeding your self-confidence, Male Breast Reduction in Boca Raton, Florida may be right for you.

Who is a Candidate?

Ideal candidates for male breast reduction are males who have excess fatty deposits, often painful breast tissue, and skin similarities to women breast shape. Dr. Berman’s goal is to correct this condition and restore a masculine chest contour.

Younger patients may benefit from surgery, but it is recommended that breast development has stabilized before male breast reduction or gynecomastia surgery. During your consultation, Dr. Berman will answer any questions you have and explain how the surgery is performed and what to expect. Please be sure to ask him anything about gynecomastia correction surgery that you may not understand.  For more information, visit our gallery or the testimonials page.

How is Male Breast Reduction Performed?

Performed by Dr. Berman, male breast reduction, or gynecomastia correction surgery, reduces the breast size, enhancing and contouring the male chest. Depending on your specific gynecomastia condition, surgical techniques will vary. Some male breast reduction methods include liposuction, excision technique, or a combination of both.

Recovery and Results

Following gynecomastia surgery, patients can expect to be bandaged and need to wear a compression garment to help reduce swelling and support your new chest contour. During the first three days of recovery, patients should be sure to rest at home and avoid vigorous shoulder movements to ensure optimal results.

Recovery time after your procedure will depend on how severe the condition is and what techniques were used to treat the gynecomastia. The average patient will usually be able to return to work after about a week. Be sure to follow the post-op instructions Dr. Berman provides for a smooth recovery experience.

If you are living with gynecomastia and are looking for a solution, Male Breast Reduction in Boca Raton can help! Contact Berman Plastic Surgery today to schedule your initial consultation.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can guys develop breasts?

Yes, it's very common called Gynecomastia.

Can gynecomastia be cured without surgery?


Can gynecomastia grow back after surgery?

Depends on the procedure and patient.

Can thyroid problems cause gynecomastia?

That is what a medical doctor has to determine and be diagnosed.

Does gynecomastia come after surgery?

Very rarely.

Does gynecomastia go away with weight loss?

In some cases, this may depend on the person

Does gynecomastia surgery leave scars?

Varies with each case and patient.

How can gynecomastia be prevented?

Your medical doctor will have to have that discussion because it depends on each person.

How long do you have to wear a compression garment after gynecomastia?

It depends on the person and procedure that was done.

How long does it take to recover from male breast reduction?

6-12 weeks depends on the person and their healing.

How long till swelling goes down after gynecomastia surgery?

It depends on the person's healing process but it can take 6-12 weeks.

How many cup sizes can you go down with breast reduction?

It depends on the procedure and what the person's needs are.

When should I start massaging after gynecomastia surgery?

Your surgeon will clarify during your post-op appointments.

What is the best treatment for gynecomastia?

Good question! There are many treatments and you would need a consultation to future discuss and get a treatment plan.

What causes gynecomastia in males?

There are various aspects that can cause this you would need to see a physician and do medical testing to further diagnose the underlining issue.

Is it worth getting a breast reduction?

I believe any surgery is worth getting if it's going to benefit your life and well being.

Is gynaecomastia surgery painful?

Some pain is discomfort is normal after any procedure.

How do you shower after gynecomastia surgery?

Your surgeon will give you post-op instructions prior to your procedure.

How do I know if I need a breast reduction?

Medical examination by a physician but primarily up to the patient depending on needs.

How do I know if I have gynecomastia?

Medical examination by a physician.

Does a breast reduction make you look thinner?

In some cases, it may.

Do you lose weight after breast reduction?

Possibly but varies from person to person.

Can you reduce breast size without surgery?

It is possible.

Can you get rid of gynecomastia without surgery?

There are various of treatments but surgery is best.

Is a male breast reduction covered by insurance?

Unfortunately, male breast reduction is not typically covered by insurance. However, Dr. Berman’s office partners with three financing companies to offer our patients suitable payment options.

Can I have other procedures done at the same time?

A number of men choose to undergo other cosmetic surgical procedures together with their male breast reduction surgery. You can also get overall rejuvenation to your appearance with a variety of procedures such as liposuction of the love handles or your abdomen, abdominoplasty, eyelid surgery, rhinoplasty, facelift or an arm lift. Dr. Berman will check your overall health to determine if surgery on multiple areas can be performed safely and effectively. Combining your male breast reduction with other procedures will also lower the overall surgical cost.

If I am overweight can I have gynecomastia surgery?

In an obese man, the enlarged breast may be just extra weight accumulated. Most surgeons may not perform surgery when you are overweight for your own safety; weight loss mat actually resolves your gynecomastia issues. When you have lost some weight, it will show the real extent of your condition so that Dr. Berman can determine the best treatment. In some cases, it may even correct your condition. Some men may see that after weight loss, they are left with loose skin in the chest area which can be corrected with skin excision instead.

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Dr. Jonathan Ross Berman is a Boca Raton plastic surgeon who has been certified by both the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology / Head and Neck Surgery with over 25 years of practice experience specializing in Breast Augmentation, Rhinoplasty, Face Lift, Liposuction, and many other types of plastic surgery in Boca Raton, FL.

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