Gynecomastia is a condition that can lead to the appearance of "female-like" breasts in men because of excess tissue that develops in the chest. Men who are affected will often see the effects of this during adolescence. Dr. Yaker and Dr. Haidenberg are skilled Plano gynecomastia surgeon offering numerous male breast reduction surgical techniques, depending on the severity of the case. Gynecomastia accounts for roughly 65 percent of male breast disorders. Gynecomastia surgery offers men the opportunity to reduce the size of their breasts and improve the look of their chest. Men who are overweight are encouraged to lose weight prior to undergoing this surgery.
"I Highly Recommend Dr. Haidenberg and Staff for Gynecomastia Surgery - Dr. Jaime Haidenberg is an amazing surgeon. I came in for gynecomastia surgery and it was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. The doctor and staff answered all of my questions before and after the surgery. Wonderful bedside manner. Lovely staff. Great results. I highly recommend Dr. Haidenberg."- R. / RealSelf / Jan 03, 2021
"2 weeks post-op gynecomastia removal - almost no pain! - Two weeks ago I had my gynecomastia removed. Dr. Haidenberg and everyone at Cosmetic Surgery Associates of Texas made me feel so comfortable and safe every step of the way. This experience was better than I could have dreamed. I’ve had almost no pain at all, even on surgery day. EXCELLENT results!"- A. / RealSelf / Dec 29, 2021
Breast reduction surgery for men is done through a special liposuction technique. Some men with milder cases of gynecomastia may only require liposuction to attain good results. This is performed to remove the fatty tissue residing under the skin. During this approach, a small incision is made around the areola (intra-areolar). This allows access for a suction device to move through the chest and remove fat and tissue. In severe gynecomastia cases, an en bloc resection of excessive breast tissue and tightening of loose skin may be necessary. This includes nipple grafting and may require a staged surgery.
All male breast reduction procedures are performed under general anesthesia as an outpatient procedure at an accredited surgical facility. The surgery typically lasts about an hour. Following surgery, there will be some swellingll not. and a compression garment should be worn for 1-2 weeks. Most patients are able to resume normal work schedules within a few days and incorporate exercise within 4 weeks. This surgery allows men to feel more confident when exposing their chest due to a firmer, flatter chest. In most cases, scarring is inconspicuous.
The cost of male breast reduction varies based on the extent of the surgery. The cost for gynecomastia surgery runs from $4,950 to $8,000 depending on the patient's particulars.
Plan Your Procedure
- Recovery Time
- 1-2 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 1-2 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 5-7 Days
- Procedure Recovery Location
Male Breast Reduction FAQ's
Will This Help my Pecs?
Every man is born with some soft tissue covering his pectoralis muscles. When this breast tissue overgrows into larger breasts, the pecs are often hidden. Through male breast reduction surgery, the excessive tissue is removed so the natural contour and shape of the chest wall can be seen. Men who wish to tone and strengthen their chest muscles will have equal opportunity to do so. Strength training will help lead to optimal results once this tissue has been removed.
Is Liposuction Always Needed?
In most cases, yes. The soft tissue and fat that collects in excess will need to be removed using liposuction. There are many liposuction techniques to consider. Some are less invasive and can help the skin become tighter on the chest wall. These methods can be discussed during your consultation.
What About Scarring?
Incisions for this surgery are well concealed. They are usually placed around or near the areola and are typically small enough that scarring is minimized. Over time, the incision lines will fade and become almost nonexistent for most men.