Male Breast Reduction

If you are self-conscience about the appearance of your chest, you might be a candidate for Male Breast Reduction.

Gynecomastia is the over-development of male breast tissue and is a common concern, affecting approximately 40% of men. Enlarged breasts are often uncomfortable and socially concerning for men.

A male breast reduction procedure removes unwanted fat and tissue from the chest area, resulting in a flatter, more masculine chest. In addition to improving the chest contour, a male breast reduction procedure often has many other life-enhancing benefits, including:

  • Freedom to go shirtless at the beach or pool
  • Improved self-confidence
  • Expand wardrobe options to include more tailored shirts.

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 may become fibrotic and is unlikely to go away on its own.  The condition can be genetic but is more often a random, sporadic occurrence.

An individualized approach for natural results

At Belcara Health, we always strive to give our patients the most natural looking results possible. Our surgeons use advanced surgical techniques and technology to ensure our patients have the least amount of scarring possible, a quick recovery and effective results. Your surgeon’s recommended surgical plan will be determined by your anatomy and your desired outcome.

What’s involved in a male breast reduction?

Male breast reduction surgery takes about 1 to 3 hours and is done 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 these 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 Expect to return to work within about one week.

Where will the procedure take place?

Most gynecomastia patients elect to have their procedure performed in our on-site surgery center. Our 5-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

Outstanding, natural results with gynecomastia treatment require the highest level of skill and experience in a plastic surgeon. Our board-certified plastic surgeons, Dr. Michael Cohen and Dr. Gary Vela have decades of experience performing cosmetic surgery for men. 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.

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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

Financing & Payment Options

Obtaining the funds for elective procedures and products can sometimes be difficult, especially in these challenging economic times. At Belcara Health, we have a dedicated financing department, designed to help you get the financing you need, for the procedures you want.

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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 5-star 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.

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Contact us today to learn more about how a male breast reduction procedure can help you feel more confident.

Our practitioners who specialize in Male Breast Reduction

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Dr. Sarah McMillan

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon & Breast and Body Contouring Specialist

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Dr. Gary A. Vela

Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon & Body Contouring Specialist

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Dr. Michael D. Cohen

Medical Director, Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon & Breast Specialist

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“I just wanted to thank you for all you did for my brother. I’ve never seen him as happy as he was after his surgery. Your professionalism and fine skills are really outstanding and I just wanted to thank you for doing such a good job.”

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