Gynecomastia Surgery - Male Breast Reduction

Alternative Names : Mammoplasty, Male Breast Surgery, Man Boob Surgery, Gynocomastia

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Summary of Gynecomastia

Cost :
$6,300 - $8,300
Surgery Length:
1 - 2 Hours
Anesthesia :
Local or General Anesthesia
Recovery :
2 - 3 Days - Return to Work
1 Month - Resume Full Activity
Gynecomastia surgery, also known as male breast reduction surgery, is a medical procedure designed to treat the enlargement of breast tissue in males. When the glandular tissue of the male breast swells and becomes overdeveloped, it is called gynecomastia.

The surgery involves techniques such as liposuction to remove excess fat or excision to eliminate glandular tissue and excess skin. Typically performed under anesthesia, recovery times vary but generally allow a return to normal activities within a week.

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Why Gynecomastia

Gynecomastia surgery, called reduction mammoplasty, is a procedure that reduces male breast size while providing a more contoured chest.

While some men seek out pectoral implants as a way to enhance the size of their chest, men who undergo Gynecomastia procedures wish to remove the breast tissue for a flatter chest. Many of our patients have told us that their Gynecomastia has impaired their self-confidence and provided emotional discomfort.

With a Gynecomastia procedure, we can address the excess skin and issue to create a smoother, flatter appearance to the chest. When it’s more pronounced, men may avoid certain physical activities or intimacy to hide their condition. SixSurgery can help reduce breast size and enhance the chest contours.
Sometimes gynecomastia is caused by medications. These include:
Ulcer medications
Epilepsy medications
Digitalis and other heart medications
Chemotherapy drugs
Antiandrogen medications
Antianxiety and antidepressant medications
Products containing tea tree oil or lavender oil

Are you a Candidate?

Men in good health who have large breasts that are not caused by side effects from medication are good candidates for gynecomastia reduction. You should a reached a stable weight and your breast development should have stabilized. Candidates for reduction mammoplasty include men who:
Are healthy and do not have a medical condition that can impair healing
Are physically healthy and are at a relatively normal weight
Have breast development that has stabilized
Are embarrassed or concerned by enlarged breasts
Experience physical discomfort from oversized breasts
Have a condition has lasted 12 months or longer
Are non-smokers and non-drug users
Have good skin elasticity
Have a positive outlook and specific goals regarding improving their physical symptoms of gynecomastia
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Procedure Techniques
The traditional technique for reduction mammoplasty uses an incision around the areola to open the skin and remove the underlying breast gland tissue. This procedure is designed to remove mostly breast gland tissue and a small amount of fat.

It is not a complex procedure and is considered safe, but it requires you to avoid exercise and physical strain for two weeks following the surgery in order to minimize the risk of developing bleeding in the surgical site and allow for the skin to heal properly.

What You Can Expect with
Gynecomastia Reduction Surgery

The process begins with an initial consultation with the SixSurgery team. You will have an opportunity to discuss your goals and expectations about the gynecomastia reduction procedure with the doctor, and ask any relevant questions you may have.
Review your medical history and any medications you are taking
Discuss the procedure
Provide recommendations based on your needs and goals
The SixSurgery team will listen to your needs, expectations, and desired outcome from the gynecomastia reduction surgery. You will be able to tour our state-of-the-art surgical facility located in the beautiful Fairmont Royal York Hotel. During this time, you will also be able to meet with our caring staff, who will be part of your team.
Male Reduction Surgery: Anesthasia and Scarring
Gynecomastia reduction is done either with local anesthesia with intravenous sedation or under general anesthesia. The SixSurgery team will discuss this with you during your consultation and recommend what is best for your particular situation.

Using the minimal scarring technique, the SixSurgery team will make an incision towards the armpit. A special cannula is inserted in the incision, and using back and forth motions the fat is loosened from the surrounding tissue in the breast, which isthen suctioned out.
The key to a successful outcome using this surgical approach is for the patient to have skin that has some elasticity, so as the healing process moves forward the skin conforms to the new contour of the reduced breast. In some cases where there is no skin elasticity, as with older patients, or when there is a significant amount of excess skin because of extremely enlarged breasts, additional surgery to excise the skin may be required.

The incision is then bandaged, and an elastic bandage or support garment may be used to minimize swelling and support the new chest contour as it heals. A small thin tube may be placed under the skin to drain any excess fluid that may collect.

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Recovery Process

Return Work

Bruising and Discomfort

Recovery Full

2 – 3 Days
4 – 5 Days
2 – 3 Days
When the gynecomastia reduction surgery is completed, there will be some swelling and bruising. You will have some discomfort, which can be controlled by the pain medication prescribed by the SixSurgery team. You may also be required to wear compression garments or elastic bandages for several weeks to help reduce swelling, as well as compress the skin to the new body contour. While results will be seen almost immediately, swelling may distort the actual results. Final results will take several months to subside.

Most patients can return to work or school in 2-3 days. Light exercise can begin after 2 weeks, with full exercise and activity returning in about one month. Swelling and bruising are common, but will subside over a period of weeks.
The SixSurgery team uses a minimal scarring technique for gynecomastia surgery that leaves an inconspicuous scar, unlike the traditional techniques that require an incision around the nipple. This technique greatly improves on the traditional surgery, by offering:
Smaller, hidden scars
Faster recovery
Lower risk of bleeding following the surgery
Better cosmetic appearance
The technique involves a small incision towards the armpit. It is the ideal technique for breast enlargement that is mostly due to excess fat. The small incision technique can also be used to remove breast gland tissue, using specially designed cannulas developed for gynecomastia surgery.
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