Gynecomastia | Washingtonian Plastic Surgery
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Male Breast Reduction/ Gynecomastia

Gynecomastia is overdevelopment of the male breast. The glandular tissue of the breast swells, usually in response to an excess of the female hormone estrogen or a lack of testosterone, a male hormone.

It occurs in babies, teen boys, and older men.  While common during puberty, in some males it becomes permanent.  Many choose to have this surgically corrected.

Reasons for Considering a Gynecomastia

  • Reduce breast that are enlarged due to weight gain or a genetic condition

General Procedure

Liposuction and cutting out excess glandular tissue.

Recovery Process

  • Take a week off
  • Strenuous Activity: 2 – 3 weeks
  • Swelling and bruising: 3 to 6 months

Possible Side Effects

  • Temporary bruising, swelling, numbness, soreness, burning sensation

What Our Patients Are Saying About This Procedure

I REALLY love what you did. I can take my shirt off without any embarrassment at the beach or in the locker room.

-M.N., Washington, DC