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What Are My Male Breast Reduction Options?


Excising the glandular tissue and fat from the breasts is the most thorough way of treating gynecomastia. The incisions for excision are placed in inconspicuous locations, either on the edge of the areola or in the underarm area. Dr. Mabourakh then removes tissue from around the areola and down the sides of the breasts. Excision can be combined with liposuction to achieve a better chest contour.


For men whose male breasts are created by large deposits of excess fat, liposuction may be the best technique. Small incisions are placed along the natural crease of the chest, and a cannula is inserted to remove excess fat. This procedure allows Dr. Mabourakh to control the contour of the chest and focus on areas of needed correction. With most men, due to the fibrous nature of the tissue, ultrasonic liposuction is required to achieve the desired result.

Chest Contouring

In some cases, the removal of excess fat and glandular tissue results in empty, sagging chest skin. Dr. Mabourakh can remove unnecessary skin and tissue to restore a firmer, more defined chest appearance.


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I am so happy with my results. Dr. Mabourakh is an artist. The staff and Dr. Mabourakh were friendly, supportive, and professional. I was very satisfied with every aspect of my experience.

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Everyone was very welcoming. Dr. Mabourakh made me feel very comfortable from the very first appointment which was huge for me!

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What Do You Desire?

More Masculine Chest

Male breast reduction surgery focuses on removing the tissue that causes men to develop a soft, feminine chest appearance. When contouring the chest, great care is taken to maintain a masculine shape and restore definition.

Natural Results

Dr. Mabourakh uses ultrasonic and tumescent liposuction techniques using a fine cannula to improve the contour of the chest and, if necessary, utilizes the open technique to remove any excess breast tissue that may be visible through a small areola incision.

Proportional Areolas

Areolas have a significant impact on the overall look of your chest, as puffy areolas can be aesthetically unattractive. A key aspect of male breast reduction procedures is to ensure that the areolas are proportional to the rest of the chest.

Increased Confidence

Men often feel self-conscious about their bodies, especially when they struggle to achieve the chest definition they desire. Male breast reduction not only treats a medical concern but can help to create the physique you desire.

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Recovery time after male breast reduction surgery is about three weeks. Patients should arrange for someone to drive them home from surgery and assist them for the first 24 hours, as routine activities may be difficult. Bending and lifting are restricted to a minimum, and exercise is not permitted. Patients can resume regular exercise about four weeks after surgery.


The incisions made during male breast reduction surgery are hidden in the most concealable locations possible. However, if scaring does develop, it will likely fade over time.


The cost of male breast reduction surgery varies depending on the extent of the procedure and your surgical options. Dr. Mabourakh’s office will provide you with a quote for your surgery at your consultation.


General anesthesia is used during surgery, which will keep you pain-free. After surgery, some degree of discomfort is expected but can be minimized by prescribed pain medication.


During  consultation, Dr. Mabourakh will examine your breast tissue to determine the extent of the enlargement and whether surgery is the appropriate course of action. He may recommend some lifestyle modifications to see if the condition improves on its own before scheduling surgery since surgery is generally best for patients with long-term cases of gynecomastia.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Am I a candidate for male breast reduction?

    If you have gynecomastia or pseudogynecomastia that negatively impacts how you view yourself, you may consider male breast reduction surgery. Patients looking to treat excess tissue around the chest should be in good health and have realistic expectations about their results.

  • Can I undergo a male breast reduction procedure if I am overweight?

    Men who are overweight or obese may have male breasts that are caused by fat accumulation. It is best to try treating the issue through diet and exercise before considering surgery.

  • How old should I be before undergoing male breast reduction surgery?

    Younger boys, especially during puberty, are likely to experience mild gynecomastia, which may resolve itself naturally. Surgery is typically not performed on patients under the age of 18. No matter your age, though, it is important to discuss the causes of your gynecomastia with a medical professional before undergoing surgery.

  • How long will my results last?

    Male breast reduction surgery is designed to provide a permanent correction to the appearance of your chest. However, some medical conditions and certain lifestyle choices can cause your gynecomastia to develop again. Discuss your long-term goals with your surgeon to determine the best way to prevent future issues.

  • Are there any risks associated with male breast reduction surgery?

    As with any surgery, there are some risks involved with male breast reduction. These are rare and include anesthesia risks, numbness, fluid accumulation, infection, swelling, and bruising. All of these will be further discussed during your initial consultation.

  • How soon can I return to work after male breast reduction?

    Most patients feel well enough to return to work within one to two weeks, but healing timelines can differ. Patients should consider the physical demands of their job and consult with Dr. Mabourakh before returning to work.

  • Can diet and exercise cure gynecomastia?

    Gynecomastia in Folsom & Stockton, CAFor men who have larger chests due to excess fat, a healthy lifestyle certainly can help to tone and recontour the upper torso. However, patients with “true” gynecomastia, which is caused by dense glandular tissue, will probably not see much change with weight loss. For gynecomastia, the best cosmetic treatment option remains male breast reduction surgery through liposuction.

  • When is gynecomastia most likely to strike?

    Gynecomastia can affect men of all ages. It is most likely to occur to teenage boys due to a fluctuation of hormones that accompanies puberty. Older men are also highly susceptible due to similar hormone fluctuations (like a decline in testosterone production) that allow breast tissue to enlarge. More than half of men develop this condition at some point in their lives, but only those with persistent gynecomastia warrant having cosmetic surgery.

  • What kind of medications are linked to gynecomastia?

    Some prescription drugs can interfere with a man’s hormone balance, making gynecomastia a potential side effect. Medications that are more likely to cause gynecomastia include antibiotics, antidepressants, anabolic steroids, anti-anxiety medicine, heart medicine, ulcer medication, prostate cancer medication, and HIV medication. Since many of these medications are critical for a patient’s health, choosing to discontinue the medication may not be an option.

  • How is gynecomastia different from enlarged pectoral muscles?

    Pectoral muscles are muscles in the chest wall that can be enlarged with exercise. Enlarged pecs have definition and give the chest a firm appearance. Gynecomastia tends to create a rounder shape with less definition and is therefore not often mistaken for strong pectoral muscles.

  • Is it true that recreational drugs can cause gynecomastia?

    Gynecomastia in Folsom & Stockton, CAStudies have found that substances like alcohol, marijuana, amphetamines, and heroin can elevate your risk for gynecomastia. Although most men do not see their breast tissue enlarge from drug use, those who do may want to abstain or moderate to avoid this issue.

  • Why should I choose Dr. Mabourakh for gynecomastia surgery?

    Dr. Mabourakh is a board-certified plastic surgeon who, unlike many plastic surgeons, treats many male patients. He understands male contours and differences in aesthetic preferences, which allows him to custom-create a masculine physique that looks both natural and handsome. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Mabourakh to see for yourself why so many men trust him with recontouring their chest.

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