Male breast reduction, sometimes called gynecomastia correction or gyno, can help men suffering from enlarged breast tissue. Gynecomastia can result from a variety of things including obesity, hormone imbalance, or certain medications. Removing excess fat and tissue from your breast gives you a flatter chest and helps you feel more confident and comfortable. Dr. Ortiz, a board-certified and internationally recognized plastic surgeon, is ready to make you feel more comfortable with your shirt off.
Gynecomastia (enlargement of the breast tissue) is a common and medically benign condition, with at least 60% of grown men experiencing it to some degree. Male breast reduction is the only effective medical treatment for gynecomastia. The goal of this surgery is to remove the excess fat and glandular tissue around the breast so that the chest is flatter and more traditionally masculine. This can be accomplished a few different ways. The most common surgical technique involves making an anchor-shaped incision around the areola (the dark skin that surrounds your nipple), extends downward, and follows the natural curve of the crease under the breasts so that excess fat and glandular tissue can be removed. Liposuction may be used to further flatten the chest and a second procedure is sometimes necessary to tighten any loose skin. Male breast reduction is recommended for adults, although it is sometimes performed on adolescents. You can learn more about male breast reduction with our gyno FAQs.
If you’re ready to find relief from the physical and mental discomfort brought on by gynecomastia, Dr. Ortiz can help. He has helped countless men improve their self-esteem by giving them a more traditionally masculine appearance, using a variety of male plastic surgery procedures. His goal is to educate you about every aspect of your procedure so you feel comfortable each step of the way. Call us at 919-532-2270 or complete the easy-to-use online contact form below to schedule your personalized consultation at our Raleigh plastic surgery center.
31-year-old male who presented for evaluation due to concerns about the appearance of his abdomen and flanks, as well as his breast tissue. The patient stated that he has always had some breast tissue since he was a young man, and this has caused some embarrassment in the past. He states that the issue does not resolve no matter how much weight he loses. He also feels that the left breast is larger than the right.
Weight: 180 pounds. BMI: 28.
Procedures performed: Removal of breast tissue to resolve gynecomastia, Liposuction to trunk
22-year-old male, unhappy about his “puffy” nipples.
Approach: Peri-areolar incision
Technique: Gland avulsion with surrounding liposuction
Young male who presents at the practice after undergoing gynecomastia procedure by another
plastic surgeon in 2012. He obtained good results but ended up with significant amount of
lateral chest wall skin. Another intervention with removal of the remaining breast tissue as well as inferior and lateral chest wall skin was performed. Note the improvement on the chest in the area below the arm pit