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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Male Breast Reduction (Gynecomastia)
Before & After Photos

Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

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Before & After Male Breast Reduction (Gynecomastia) Case 102 View #1 View in Portland, OR
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Case #102

Pictured is a healthy 28-year-old male who was unhappy with the appearance of his breasts. The surgeon performed a bilateral breast gynecomastia. 
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Male Breast Reduction Case #219

This is a 39 yearold male who had long stuggled with the appearance of his chest.  Despite diet and exercise, he was unable to reduce the size of his breasts.  Using a two-tiered approach of liposuction and direct tissue excision through one tiny incision, I was able to help him achieve of his goal of a flatter, more masculi... Read More

Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

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 the appearance is caused by excess fat, but often it is more complex than that; even men of normal weights can have symptoms. Some medications and illnesses can also cause the development of male breasts, so it’s important to see your general practitioner 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. In either case, male breast reduction is an outpatient procedure.

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.