Male Breast Reduction

Swimming, working out, and romantic intimacy should be enjoyable, but they can be stressful for men with enlarged breasts — a condition called gynecomastia. We perform male breast reduction surgery at Portland Plastic Surgery Group to help men to feel more comfortable with their chests. It is a fairly simple outpatient procedure that can dramatically boost confidence and overall happiness.

To learn more about male breast reduction, you can request a consultation online or call our office at (503) 292-9200.

Male Breast Reduction (Gynecomastia)
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Your Male Breast Reduction Consultation

Although it can be difficult to talk about, many men suffer from gynecomastia, a condition that causes feminine-looking breasts. Sometimes this condition is caused by excess fat, but more frequently the cause of gynecomastia is more complex and not related to a man’s weight at all.  Certain medications and illnesses can lead to the development of enlarged breasts in men, so it is important for you to schedule an appointment with a primary care physician before pursuing plastic surgery.

Our surgeons customize their surgical approaches depending on the causes of your breast growth. In some cases, liposuction of the chest is enough for a favorable result. Other patients may require surgical excision of glandular tissue to ensure symptoms don’t reappear. Either way, a male breast reduction is easily tolerated with minimal downtime.

How much does gynecomastia surgery cost in Oregon?

The cost for male breast reduction depends on the type of procedure required. At Portland Plastic Surgery Group, the cost for male breast reduction surgery starts at $7,900. These costs include our plastic surgeon’s fee, the surgery facility’s fee, the anesthesiologist’s fee, and CosmetAssure insurance. A personalized quote will be provided at your consultation once you and your surgeon have decided on your surgical plan.

Doctors of Portland Plastic Surgery Group

Five Providers, One Goal

Combining artistry with the science of medicine, board-certified plastic surgeons Dr. Shannon O'Brien, Dr. H. Daniel Zegzula and Dr. Austin Hayes, board-eligible plastic surgeon Dr. Kyle Baltrusch, and Colleen Phillips, PA-C serve women and men in Portland.

*Dr. Zegzula and Dr. O'Brien are Fellows of the American College of Surgeons

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Male Breast Reduction Procedure

In most cases, the plastic surgeon begins surgery with an incision around the areola. With proper postoperative care, this incision typically heals to a very faint scar that’s nearly invisible. Once the our surgeon makes the incision, he or she reduces excess fat and tissue, and reshapes the area for a masculine appearance. If necessary, he or she also surgically excises sagging skin. Once the surgery is complete, the surgeon closes the incisions with sutures and protects them with bandages.

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Male Breast Reduction Recovery

After a brief period of observation, patients to return home to rest. Discomfort is minimal and can be managed well with prescribed medicine. We typically take stitches out after a few days. Some bruising and swelling is normal, and most patients are able to return to work after about 1 week.

Over time, the scars typically fade from red to pink to lighter-than-flesh-colored. With proper postoperative care, including keeping your follow-up appointments, the results of male breast reduction can last indefinitely.