Scottsdale, AZ board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. John Williams, has treated hundreds of men with gynecomastia over the past 20 years with amazing results. He can successfully restore a man’s confidence by creating a masculine chest appearance through the removal of breast tissue or fat that is causing the enlarged breast. Gynecomastia often starts in puberty, and can be caused by hormonal imbalances, often at no fault of the patient. Other causes of gynecomastia include anabolic steroid use, excessive marijuana use, obesity, or as a side effect of other medications. This surgery involves reducing the size of the breast by either directly removing the gland through a small incision under the areola or by removing fat in the chest with liposuction (or a combination of both techniques). The procedure is done as an outpatient and most men are back to work within a few days.
"Words can not express how truly happy I am with my whole experience! I have wanted this surgery for years, but never thought I would actually voluntarily have someone cut me open. Trust in someone to do that is HUGE! Dr. Williams put me at ease immediately. After meeting and speaking with Dr. Williams I knew I was in good hands! He explained the whole process and everything I should expect (good and bad). If I had known about him before I wouldn’t have waited so long! His whole staff is fantastic, especially Adriana! Thank you for EVERYTHING! It’s been a month, I know I have a long way to go till I’m all healed, but I am already so very happy with the results! If you are looking for a great surgeon look no further!"- K.L. / Google / Sep 22, 2018
"This review is long overdue. After having two kids and going through the cycles of gaining weight and losing it, 80 pounds with my first, and 40 with my second while I gotten below my pre baby weight I couldn’t get back to my pre baby body. That’s when I decided to explore a mommy make over. I did my research and met with a couple surgeons in the valley and while they were all very skilled and highly recommend I hadn’t found the right one and was about to give up. That is when a friend in the medical profession recommended Dr Williams. From the moment you walk into his office his staff is 100 percent welcoming an puts all their focus and attention on to you. As soon as my husband and I met Dr Williams we knew we had found my surgeon. There was an instant level of comfortability with him. He took the time to listen to what I wanted out of my surgery and then made a number of recommendations. As we were talking through the process I could tell he was meticulous, thorough, and wanted to make sure my satisfactions his patient was priority number one. He spent as much time as we needed going over the process and answering any questions that we had. The morning of my surgery he met with my husband and I and once again answered questions we had, his approach and kindnesses put me at ease as I was very nervous. He even personally called my husband and updated him on the surgery after a long 7 hour procedure on a Friday when most people are looking to get out the door and start their weekend. After my surgery while recovering overnight one of my nurses made the remark that Dr Williams patient always have little swelling, bruising, and bleeding because compared to other Surgeons they see. Dr Williams even stopped by on a Saturday morning and made sure I was comfortable with my after care instructions and ready to go home. Fast forward 6 months and I could not be happier with my results. I have my 20 year old body back. My confidence has skyrocketed and this summer I was actually able to wear a two piece at the lake without feeling self conscious about how I perceived my post baby body looked. I am so happy I found Dr Williams. I couldn’t be happier with the results. I cannot thank him and his amazing staff enough."- K.C. / Google / Aug 08, 2019
"I have never had a surgery done before, but Dr. Williams made it the best experience. I told his office the wrong date of my surgery and they managed to fit me in to make it work, I gave them only 2 weeks (or less) from consultation time to surgery time and they made sure everything was covered. He truly cares about what the final outcome will be and will give you his honest opinion. I am currently still in recovery but this has been the easiest thing I have every done, and I am loving the outcome! I would highly recommend his office to anyone. I loved him and the results so much that I am even going to get a facial done here. The ladies in the front truly care about you and are super nice. They are knowledgeable and they make everything easy to understand for everyone. They try to connect with you to make sure you will get the services you want/need. Before going to anyone else, I would say look into this office and see if they can care for you and provide the services you want because you will not be disappointed."- D. / Google / Jun 27, 2019
"I would highly recommend John Williams and will continue to choose him for any further procedures in the future. He is so personable , knowledgeable and communicative which made me feel at ease with making the decision to go through with my procedure. He and all of the staff in his practice are awesome and overall I am very pleased with everything. Thank you Dr. Williams!"- J.G. / Yelp / Jun 26, 2019
"The staff and Dr Williams are very friendly and professional!! Thank you so much Dr Williams for helping me!!!"- E.Z. / Google / May 01, 2019
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, Dr. Williams will directly remove the enlarged breast gland through a small incision under the areola or perform liposuction to remove excess fat. For extreme cases, additional surgical consideration may be made such as a breast lift or nipple repositioning. 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 4 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.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $5,000 - $8,000
- Recovery Time
- 3-4 weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 2-3 hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 3 months
- Procedure Recovery Location
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 Dr. Williams' office and schedule a consultation. Our practice has been providing amazing outcomes for countless men for over 20 years, and will be happy to develop a tailored surgical plan to address your specific case.