Plastic Surgery | Men’s Procedures | Gynecomastia

Breast Tissue Reduction

Also known as gynecomastia, the male breast reduction procedure is an outpatient procedure that corrects the enlargement of benign male breast tissue caused by either hormonal imbalance, weight gain or even excessive steroid usage.

Depending on the client’s physique and expected end result, the surgeon will remove unwanted glandular breast tissue and excess fat using a combination of surgical techniques and liposuction. The pecs are then sculpted into a new shape that is proportionate with the rest of your natural body structure. Results are permanent, as long as a steady weight is maintained via healthy nutrition and proper exercise routine.


Varying between one to three hours, the length of the surgery depends on whether your treatment plan calls for solely liposuction or a combination of liposuction and surgical excision (removing glandular tissue). The surgeon will make a few small incisions either under the arms or around the nipples, where a cannula tube will be used to remove extra fat and liposculpt a more masculine-looking chest.

Depending on the mass of the breast tissue, the surgeon may also reposition your nipple to achieve a defined physique. The incisions will then be closed with stitches and patients are required to wear compression vests to reduce swelling and accelerate the recovery. Results can be seen immediately with sculpted pecs, while the body gradually heals over time to unveil a more firm and toned upper body.


During the recovery period, dressings will be applied to your incisions and a support garment may be used to minimise swelling and support your new chest contour as it heals following the surgical procedure. You will be advised by our board certified surgeon on how to care for surgical area. It is important to take the prescribed medications are per instructed to help ease the discomfort and to prevent infection. Avoid rigorous exercises and heavy physical activities throughout this recovery phase.