Male Breast Reduction Surgery

Gynecomastia is the medical term for enlarged male breasts. This condition can be very embarrassing for a man. He may avoid being in public places with his shirt off, for example the swimming pool or the Los Angeles beaches. Fortunately, this condition is treatable and the enlarged breast can be reduced.

Who gets gynecomastia?

It is not unusual for adolescent males to have some degree of breast enlargement during puberty when the hormone levels are rapidly changing. Normally this will improve over 1-2 years and does not require treatment. However, if the breast size does not regress, surgical treatment is indicated. Gynecomastia can also develop later in life—after about age 50. The breasts enlarge gradually with time and this is typically related to overall weight gain and decrease in circulating testosterone levels. Some medications and drugs can directly cause breast enlargement. When gynecomastia develops suddenly in an otherwise healthy male, additional work-up will be required and you may need to see your family physician as well as an endocrinologist.

How is surgery done?

The surgical technique used to treat gynecomastia is highly dependent on your specific findings. Liposuction and direct surgical excision are the most common techniques used to treat enlarged male breasts. Mild cases can be treated with liposuction alone. Some patients may require excision of the disk of tissue that sits immediately below the nipple, so an incision will need to be created around the areola (pigmented area). More extreme cases include men that have undergone bariatric weight loss surgery (lap-band, gastric bypass surgery), where there is excess tissue and skin—this nearly always has to be excised directly and may require longer scars to achieve better contour.


Surgery for gynecomastia is performed as an outpatient surgery. You will need to wear some compression vests for a few weeks to reduce the risk of fluid collections and improve the overall contour. Overall patients are very satisfied with the improved contour and the improved self-esteem. Call our Los Angeles plastic surgery center to see if you would be a candidate for surgery.

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  • Dennis Dass, MD
    5 Dennis Dass, MD - Reviews by Roxy

    I'm very happy I had my breasts done. I'm so much more confident now.*
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    5 Dennis Dass, MD - Reviews by janicegold

    Highly recommended. Thank you doctor! I appreciate everything you have done for me. The experience & results were great!*
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    5 Dennis Dass, MD - Reviews by Laura

    I'm so happy I did it. My daughter was amazed at the difference*
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    The recovery was quicker than I expected.*
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    5 Dennis Dass, MD - Reviews by Melissa

    I have hated my tattoo for years and wanted to get it removed. After a painful experience with a local laser center, I sought out a different provider and found Dr. Dass. He uses the PicoSure laser instead of the traditional Q-switched laser. My first session with him was painless from beginning to end. He numbed the entire area! His staff are caring and warm. I am so lucky I found Dr. Dass!*
  • Dennis Dass, MD
    5 Dennis Dass, MD - Reviews by Robert M

    So…I was in Los Angeles for a conference this summer and realized that I needed liposuction because I’ve been too busy with work. I decided to have it done while I was out there since Beverly Hills is the plastic surgery capital of the world. I had a consult and immediately booked Smartlipo on my belly and love handles. It was perfect because I had the weekend to recover before flying back home. Its like night and day, I’ve gone down like 4 inches on my waist and the love handles are completely gone. Two thumbs up, way up.*
  • Dennis Dass, MD
    5 Dennis Dass, MD - Reviews by Robert M

    I had to write a review for Dr Dass, because I absolutely love the results from my breast augmentation . He spent time with me and I didn’t feel rushed. Went with the Sientra implants for my piece of mind. The recovery was not as bad as I thought it was going to be, and he saw me for all of my follow-ups. I highly recommend seeing him.*
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