Gynecomastia Surgery (Male Breast Reduction)

Gynecomastia is the medical term for the over-development of male breast tissue, a surprisingly common condition affecting about 40 percent of men. Enlarged, feminine-looking breasts can be uncomfortable and highly embarrassing. Luckily, a Male Breast Reduction procedure can correct Gynecomastia and provide a flatter, more masculine-looking chest.

A male breast reduction procedure involves removing excess, unwanted fat and tissue from the chest to create a flatter, more masculine appearance.  In addition to improving the chest contour, this procedure offers many other life-changing benefits, including greater self-confidence, more wardrobe options, and the confidence to go shirtless at the beach or pool.

Gynecomastia usually develops at the time of puberty.  It often shrinks within several months after it begins, but if it persists for more than 12 months, it can become fibrotic and is unlikely to go away on its own.  The condition can be inherited but is more often a random, sporadic occurrence.

What is involved?

Male breast reduction procedure takes one to three hours, on an outpatient basis, usually under general anesthesia. Small incisions are made in the armpit, below the areola, or both. The excess breast tissue and fat are removed with liposuction, excision, or a combination of the two. This creates a smooth, flat contoured chest for a more masculine shape.

Following surgery, you will be able to rest in the comfort of your own home. Recovery time depends upon your customized surgical plan and your general health condition. Most men return to work within about one week following surgery.

Where will the procedure take place?

Most gynecomastia patients elect to have their procedures performed in our on-site surgery center. Our five-star facility, the Clarkview Surgical Center, was designed with the safety, comfort, privacy, and convenience of our patients in mind. It features state-of-the-art technology and meets the most rigorous safety standards. We are proud to be one of the few outpatient surgical facilities to earn AAAHC accreditation, as well as certifications from Medicare and the state of Maryland. Because safety is our first concern, all surgical procedures are performed with board-certified anesthesiologists and registered nurses.

Our Board-Certified Plastic Surgeons

Achieving great results for gynecomastia patients requires the highest level of skill and experience in a plastic surgeon. Our nationally acclaimed, board-certified plastic surgeons, Dr. Michael Cohen and Dr. Gary Vela, have the training, skill, artistry, and experience to provide effective, masculine-looking results, with minimal scarring and a quick recovery. Named Top Doc for Plastic Surgery of the Body by Baltimore Magazine for many consecutive years, Dr. Michael Cohen and Dr. Gary Vela have been recognized by their peers for excellence in skill and patient care.

What Does Male Breast Reduction Cost?

We understand that having a general range of procedure prices can be helpful, so we are happy to provide estimated price ranges for the plastic surgery procedures we perform.  However, it is important to note that these price ranges are general estimates only.

The best way to learn about plastic surgery pricing is to consult directly with one of our board-certified plastic surgeons.  During your consultation, your surgeon will listen carefully to your concerns and goals and assess your medical history, lifestyle, and anatomy. Together, you and your surgeon will review all your treatment options and develop a personalized plan that meets all your needs. Only then are we able to provide an accurate price quote, which will include:

  • All visits before and after the procedure
  • Operating Room time and supplies
  • Surgeon’s fee
  • Anesthesia fees
  • All medical devices, implants, and support materials

Price Range for male breast reduction procedures: $5,000 – $8,000

Why Belcara Health?

If you are ready to improve your appearance, the practice and surgeon you select are your most important decisions. To be confident with your results, you must have confidence in your medical team.

With credentials from such esteemed institutions as Stanford University Medical Center and Johns Hopkins Medical Institute, our board-certified plastic surgeons are renowned for creating outstanding, natural-looking, proportionate results. Dr. Michael Cohen and Dr. Gary Vela will listen carefully to your goals, answer all your questions and help you make informed choices. We believe in educating our patients about their treatment options because you know your body best and you should be a partner in the entire surgery experience.

Exceptional patient care is the core of our philosophy at Belcara Health. Our goal is for you to feel as if you just received the best care possible and absolutely love your results. Located in a welcoming, sophisticated, luxurious facility, our exceptional services and staff provide an unparalleled experience. At each stage, we make every effort to surpass all your expectations. We are constantly upgrading our knowledge, technology, and services – and it shows. Our strong reputation and the trust of the community validates this commitment.

Learn More

Contact us today to learn more about how a male breast reduction procedure can help you feel more confident. Schedule your private consultation today by calling 410.296.0414 or contact us online.

Our Practitioners Who Specialize in Male Breast Reduction

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Dr. Michael D. Cohen

Medical Director, Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon & Breast Specialist

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Dr. Paige Goote

Aesthetic Fellowship

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