Male Breast Reduction/ Gynecomastia


Some men have an overgrowth of breast tissue also known as a condition called Gynecomastia. This condition affects as many as two out of three adolescent males and one out of six adult males.

There have been many causes found for this condition, some of which might include:

  • Some common medications
  • Anabolic steroids
  • Herbal and growth supplements
  • Natural or synthetic estrogen hormone derivatives
  • Marijuana
  • Alcohol abuse
  • Chronic liver failure
  • Renal failure
  • Obesity

Before & After Images

Currently, there are techniques which have been implemented to help treat this condition.

The ideal candidate for Gynecomastia surgery would be any male that is:

  • Physically healthy
  • Bothered by a moderate amount of excess breast tissue
  • A non-smoker
  • Someone with realistic expectations

Dr. Chahin will discuss with you this procedure, and what is mutually felt to be the best method of treatment to aid in achieving optimal results for you.

Why Choose Dr. Chahin?

Dr. Chahin prides himself in providing his patients with an environment of safety, comfort and care along with a high level of skill and expertise in the field of plastic surgery. Over 20 years of surgical experience has allowed him to build his practice in such a way that you will feel at ease and confident throughout your entire journey. Dr. Chahin strives to achieve natural looking, attractive results with a minimal recovery time and high patient satisfaction. With utilizing the most advanced, safest and least invasive techniques available in today’s sophisticated world of plastic surgery, he is specialized in providing the ultimate refinement of his skills in body contouring, facial aesthetics and breast sculpturing surgical techniques. Dr. Chahin provides his patients with an individualized plan, highlighting his exquisite attention to detail and personal touch. Through kindness, sophistication and exceptional quality of work, Dr. Chahin and his experienced team of staff members will go above and beyond to ensure their patients’ profound confidence and satisfaction.

“Thank you for all of your patience and help, I appreciate you and all of the work you do for the office and your patience. Thank you for always being there whenever I had questions. Everything you do, you do with a welcoming spirit.”

“Dear Dr. Chahin,
We wanted to extend a heartfelt thank you for your fantastic care of my daughter. Your quality and integrity as a surgeon and more fundamentally as a human being.”

“Dearest Doc,
Every day is a special day for your patients to have you! How lucky and grateful we all are for all of your expertise and care you give to each person.”

– Thank You, Ann

Gynecomastia FAQ

This question is hard to answer without first viewing the extent of the reduction as well as the details of your PPO health insurance plan. Sometimes, this is a covered procedure, however, insurance generally requires that the patient undergo basic lab work and hormone testing prior to authorizing it. Following your consultation, our office will generally reach out to your insurance carrier to obtain an authorization for the surgery. It is during this period that we will typically determine, if any other testing or studies are required. Please do note that your individual policy likely will have a deductible or out-of-pocked amount due for the procedure. It is our recommendation that you research the details of your insurance policy before moving forward with any surgical procedure so you are aware of your total financial out of pocket that could be due.

This question will be dependent on the extent of your gynecomastia reduction. While not idea, drains are useful in the early post-operative period to help control any fluid accumulation. Typically, drains are removed within the first week after surgery during a follow up visit.

Yes, there are different types. While some patients require liposuction alone, other patients with more considerable tissue will require a combination of both excision and liposuction. In some cases, this procedure is done with a mastopexy (or areola tightening) procedure to help narrow the areola and tighten the tissue. The exact surgical procedure that you are a candidate for will be outlined at the time of your consultation with Dr. Chahin.

Generally, we will require that patient’s wear a surgical vest following gynecomastia reduction surgery. This will be provided to you at the time of the procedure. Typically, after about 2-4 weeks, Dr. Chahin will allow patient’s to transition into a tight compression shirt or tank top that can be hidden underneath clothing. It is imperative that patient’s follow these post-operative guidelines for wearing the surgical garment to help aid in early post-operative swelling and fluid collection.