Male Breast Reduction

Gynecomastia, or excess tissue and fat in the pectoral region, can be a source of extreme self-consciousness for men. In fact, it can even lead to depression and severe lack of self-esteem. Fortunately, male breast reduction surgery can address this and eliminate extra fat and tissue in the breasts for a flatter appearance in the chest. Board-certified plastic surgeon Daniel C. Mills, MD offers private, effective treatment for gynecomastia that can help you attain your goals.

Please contact our practice to schedule a confidential consultation for male breast reduction and gynecomastia treatment at our Laguna Beach, Orange County, California practice.


Typically beginning in adolescence, gynecomastia affects 40 to 60 percent of men. The condition appears when excess fat, skin, and in some cases, glandular tissue, accumulates in the breasts and makes them appear larger. Possible causes of gynecomastia include:

  • Obesity
  • Genetics
  • Use of anabolic steroids
  • Klinefelter or Gilbert’s Syndrome
  • Liver function problems
  • The natural aging process
  • Use of herbal testosterone additives
  • Certain prescription medications and medications that contain estrogen

Dr. Mills can meet with you in a private consultation to discuss all aspects of treatment for gynecomastia. He will be happy to answer all of your questions, and help you determine if male breast reduction is the right procedure for your needs.

Male Breast Reduction Procedure

The male breast reduction procedure typically begins with an incision made around the areola (the dark-skinned region around the nipple). Excess fat, tissue, and/or glandular tissue will be removed from the breasts, and liposuction may be used to eliminate extra fat. In cases of gynecomastia where the problem is being caused primarily by excess fat accumulation, Dr. Mills may need only to perform liposuction to achieve the desired results.

Male breast reduction surgery can be performed as an outpatient under general anesthesia. The entire procedure usually takes under two hours to complete.

Male Breast Reduction Recovery

Some bruising and swelling can be expected after male breast reduction; however, these side effects can be managed with medication. A compression garment may be necessary after surgery to aid in the recovery process. Heavy lifting and/or strenuous exercise should be avoided for several weeks following male breast reduction surgery. Most patients can resume normal daily routines just a few days after the procedure.

Male breast reduction surgery is a very effective procedure to reduce the effects of gynecomastia and help you enhance your self-esteem. Please contact Dr. Mills for more information on gynecomastia and male breast reduction surgery.

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