Male Breast Reduction
Men often desire a sleek, straight shape that emphasizes muscle structure and a masculine figure. If enlarged male breasts, also known as gynecomastia, are keeping you from feeling confident in your appearance, male breast reduction surgery could be the solution you’ve been looking for.
Dr. Eric Mariotti is dedicated to providing a customized treatment plan and results to everyone who walks through the door. A board-certified plastic surgeon serving the Bay Area, Dr. Mariotti has helped hundreds of men achieve their ideal look with the help of male breast reduction.
Male Breast Reduction at a Glance
The Best Candidates
Even with a healthy diet plan and exercise routine, some men find that getting rid of excess fatty tissue in their chest area is difficult or even impossible. If this is the case for you, you could be a great candidate for male breast reduction.
In most cases, gynecomastia surgery is combined with liposuction to maximize your results and achieve a smooth, chiseled appearance.
What to Expect
Prior to your male breast reduction, Dr. Mariotti will sit down with you to discuss your goals and explain the details of the procedure so you can feel confident that this is the best solution for you. He will also determine the most appropriate surgical technique for your specific situation, which, in most cases, will involve liposuction.
For men struggling with true gynecomastia – characterized by enlarged breast glands – Dr. Mariotti can remove these glands in addition to sculpting your chest with the help of liposuction.
Your gynecomastia surgery will be performed at our surgery center and typically takes just a few hours for the procedure and initial recovery time. You can plan on returning home later the same day.
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After Your Gynecomastia Surgery
Recovery after male breast reduction is similar to that of liposuction. Most men are able to return to desk jobs within just a few days after their procedure, although Dr. Mariotti will ask that you refrain from performing strenuous exercises or activities for the next few weeks.
As you heal from your procedure, you may notice some swelling, bruising and discomfort, but these side effects should gradually resolves themselves over the next days and weeks. Wearing a compression garment for several days following your male breast reduction can help to minimize swelling and complications as you recover. You can expect to gradually resume physical activity over the next weeks, with Dr. Mariotti’s guidance.
Take the first step toward your dream look and contact us online or call our Concord office at 925-685-4533 to request a consultation.
Male Breast Reduction FAQs
Gynecomastia is often related to genetics and/or hormonal imbalances, but it can also be caused by certain medications and obesity.
Generally speaking, it’s best to wait until you are at least 18 years old to consider getting male breast reduction, as your body may still be developing prior to hitting this milestone.
Board certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery is one of the most important qualifications to check for when choosing a plastic surgeon. Reading online reviews can also help, as well as looking at before and after photos and meeting with your prospective plastic surgeon in person.
Incisions made during male breast reduction are typically small and inconspicuously placed. Ideally, any scars should heal up to nearly invisible, although everyone’s recovery experience is a bit different.
Any glandular tissue or fatty tissue removed from your chest is gone for good. However, you can still gain weight in the future, so it’s important to maintain healthy eating and exercise habits to enjoy your results long-term.
*Information for education only, not meant as a guarantee of results. Your results may vary. Unless otherwise noted, images on this site are of models.