It’s likely you’ve never heard of the word, and that’s okay. The term gynecomastia actually refers to a condition common among males, where there is an abnormal increase in the size of male breast tissue. It can be an embarrassing and awkward experience for many men, and can be brought about by factors as diverse as age, weight fluctuations, genetics, and the use of certain medications.

For those that may be affected by this condition, we want to help inform you about the treatments and solutions for fixing gynecomastia. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons named male breast reduction procedures the third most common cosmetic surgery performed for men in 2015, and we offer this service in our office.
The procedure can be tailored to fit your unique body type and achieve your aesthetic goals. Typically, we’ll make a small incision and use liposuction to easily remove excess tissue or fat. If the gynecomastia has been caused by excess glandular tissue, a larger incision will be required, through which we can remove excess fat, tissue, and skin. Both methods can ultimately result in the disappearance of any awkward or excess breast volume to leave you looking trim and feeling your best.
Recovery from the procedure is relatively quick. Pain and swelling decrease within the first few weeks, with the help of compression garments and pain medications. We should have you back to work within a couple of days, and you can also resume mild exercise in a few weeks. It’s recommended to avoid strenuous and demanding work for the first month or so, but after a full recovery, a healthy diet and strong exercise regimen are both important for maintaining incredible results.
You can see the amazing results for yourself in our Before and After Gynecomastia Gallery. If you would like more information about gynecomastia and our male breast reduction procedure, please call (404) 257-9888 today to schedule your free consultation!