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Gynecomastia – Male Breast Reduction Surgery – Phoenix & Scottsdale, AZ

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Overview

Scottsdale, AZ board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. John Williams, treats all of his patients with respect and has a trusted record in using male breast reduction surgery. Dr. Williams uses the surgery to successfully restore men’s confidence by creating a masculine chest appearance with his cutting-edge plastic surgery techniques. Gynecomastia is one of the three most common conditions affecting the male appearance with excessive breast tissue. It often starts in puberty, and can be caused by hormonal imbalances, often at no fault of the patient. This surgery involves reducing the size of the breast, flattening, and tightening the skin, and enhancing the contours of the chest. Depending on the specific needs of the patient, liposuction may be used by Dr. Williams to remove the fat around the breast to reduce the size. In some cases, a mastectomy will be the recommended course of treatment to remove the breast gland tissue.

Best Candidates

Men who are self-conscious because of larger than normal breasts are candidates for this surgery. Our doctor will provide a thorough assessment to establish if gynecomastia is the condition causing the enlargement. Men should be at or near a healthy weight and have relatively good skin tone. If the excessive breast tissue has stretched the skin, a skin tightening technique will be incorporated during the surgery. 

You may be a good candidate for male breast reduction if:

  • you are healthy and of relatively normal weight
  • medications or alternative medical treatments cannot correct your condition
  • you have realistic expectations
  • you are bothered by the size of your breasts

Dr. Williams will discuss expected outcomes and can determine which procedure will produce the best results during your initial consultation.

What to Expect

During surgery, our surgeon will use liposuction to remove excess breast tissue an will trim away any skin that shows sagging. In most cases, the incision is made around the areola, which helps minimize scarring. For extreme cases, additional surgical consideration may be made such as a lift, nipple repositioning or skin grafting. It is normal to have bruising and swelling around the chest area for the first couple of weeks. A compression garment must be worn for about 2 weeks to help with reshaping and healing. Men who suffer from gynecomastia often want to begin lifting weights to help accentuate the overall outcome. This is encouraged, but must be avoided for at least 6-8 weeks or until clearance has been given by our staff.

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Average Cost  
$3,210 - $4,830
Recovery Time  
1 week
Average Procedure Time  
1.5- 2.5 hours
Post-op Follow-up  
3 months
Procedure Recovery Location  
Out-Patient
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Show Off Your Chest

If you have lived in fear of taking your shirt off at the pool and exposing your chest due to gynecomastia, we encourage you to call our plastic surgery office and schedule a consultation with our team’s endowed board-certified plastic surgeon. Our practice has created outstanding outcomes for countless men and will develop a tailored surgical plan to address your specific case.

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.