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Male Breast Reduction

At my practice in Santa Monica, I perform male breast reduction surgery for men who have a condition called gynecomastia, which is the growth of excess breast tissue in males. The excess tissue with gynecomastia can be glandular tissue (a white, rubbery substance found in womens’ breasts), fatty tissue (similar to the fat on the rest of the body, but usually more resistant to diet and exercise), or a combination of both tissue types, which is the most common scenario. This condition is a source of embarrassment and shame for many of my male patients, who are often teased for having a feminine looking chest. Gynecomastia surgery can be life changing for Los Angeles County men; in fact, many of my adult patients say they wish they had sought help sooner.

If you find yourself struggling with this embarrassing condition, I would be happy to discuss your surgical options. Request a consultation or call my office at (310) 576-3635 to schedule your appointment.

Male Breast/Areola Reduction Patient Photos

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Male Breast/Areola Reduction Case 389

This patient is a 51-year-old male who presented to my office with complaints of excess fullness to the chest, which was worse on the right side than the left side. I felt the patient would benefit from a combination of power-assisted liposuction as well as direct glandular tissue removal.After s...

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Male Breast/Areola Reduction Case 338

This patient is a 33 year old male who presented to my practice with interest in gynecomastia surgery. This patient had excess fullness in the chest region and was self-conscious about his appearance.I felt that a combination of power-assisted liposuction and glandular tissue removal through the...

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Male Breast/Areola Reduction Case 218

This patient is a 44 year old male who presented to my practice with interest in gynecomastia surgery. This patient had excess fullness in the chest region and was self-conscious about his appearance.I felt that a combination of power-assisted liposuction and glandular tissue removal through the...

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Male Breast/Areola Reduction Case 203

This patient is a 37 year old male who presented to my practice with interest in gynecomastia surgery. This patient had excess fullness in the chest region and was self-conscious about his appearance.I felt that a combination of power-assisted liposuction and glandular tissue removal through the...

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Male Breast/Areola Reduction Case 188

This patient is a 32 year old male who came to my practice with interest in surgery for gynecomastia. This patient was actively involved in bodybuilding, and had tried steroids in the past. He noted increased development of tissue behind the areolas and wished to have this corrected. He no lon...

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Why Men Seek Gynecomastia Correction Surgery

Although some cases of gynecomastia can be attributed to hormonal imbalances or the use of steroids, the majority of these cases occur due to idiopathic (unknown) causes. Regardless of the cause, the effects can be very upsetting. Many of my patients are uncomfortable going shirtless at the pool or beach, and many have developed poor posture in the attempt to hide their chests. They frequently wear extra shirts or clothes with thicker material to hide the chest, and some patients wear compression shirts to flatten what appear to be breasts. Many patients report being reluctant to work out because building the chest muscle or losing weight can sometimes exacerbate the visibility of the excess chest tissue.

Surgical Details

The surgery I perform for gynecomastia generally addresses both the fatty and glandular tissue excess. I make a very small incision on the underside of the areola, right at the junction of the areola and the chest skin. Through this incision, I perform liposuction to remove the fat excess and to feather out the edges of the chest to achieve a smooth, natural transition to the thinner tissues. I also perform direct glandular tissue removal though the areolar incision as glandular tissue is too dense to be removed with liposuction. With this technique, I can change a pointy chest into a rounded, masculine chest.

For some patients, the areola is an issue as well. Due to the visibility of the scars, I generally do not recommend removing skin around the entire areola. However, by excising the excess fat and glandular tissue from behind the areola, the area will usually shrink down and look less “puffy."

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Dr. Robert Cohen

Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery

Dr. Cohen is a leader in the field of aesthetic plastic surgery whose expertise is highly regarded by both patients interested in improving their appearance, and plastic surgeons seeking to improve their techniques by attending his lectures. Dr. Cohen's goal is to understand your specific concerns, evaluate your anatomy in detail, and create a customized plan to help you achieve the best results possible based on the most modern techniques and materials available. Let him put his experience and aesthetic insight to work for you.

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