Male Breast Reduction (Gynecomastia)

Forty percent to 60 percent of men suffer from overdeveloped breasts. There is no distinct cause for this issue, but it can sometimes be linked to certain prescription drugs or medical problems. When speaking with one of our plastic surgeons, men can discuss options including gynecomastia reduction (or male breast reduction) for reshaping their chests.

With this procedure, our surgeons can eliminate excess tissue, as well as skin, if needed, to achieve a flatter, firmer chest. The results are permanent.

UT Southwestern plastic surgeons have established some of the new minimally invasive techniques for gynecomastia surgery that allow for smaller incisions and the use of ultrasound technology.

As UT Southwestern Medical Center, we treat the individual patient, applying leading-edge medical and surgical advancements to any care provided. Gynecomastia procedures are customized based on your unique circumstances and body type, using excision surgery and/or liposuction.

If the primary reason for the gynecomastia is excessive glandular tissue, we generally excise the tissue during a surgical procedure, making an incision in an area that is almost unnoticeable. Our goal is to make the incision as small as possible. However, the size depends on the amount of tissue and skin that needs to be removed. 

For men with excessive amounts of fatty tissue, ultrasound-assisted liposuction may be used. With liposuction, a small incision is created. Fat is then “liquefied” and suctioned from the chest area.

If You are Considering Male Breast Reduction Surgery

  • This surgery can benefit men of a variety of ages.
  • UT Southwestern plastic surgeons have exceptional experience in gynecomastia surgery.
  • Surgery will generally take one to two hours.
  • It is important to receive care from a board-certified plastic surgeon experienced with this procedure at an accredited medical facility.