Male breast reduction or gynecomastia is a surgical procedure for men who have:

  • excess mammary glands
  • excess fat on their breasts
  • or both

The male breast reduction surgery can correct the feminine aspect of the male breast.

During a breast reduction surgery, the excess mammary glands and fat is removed from the pectoral region. This allows you to obtain the male breast silhouette. Men who have undergone breast reduction must wear a compression bandage for a month to prevent the accumulation of fluids and to control swelling.

The best candidates for this surgery are men who:

  • are embarrassed by the look of their chest
  • are in good health
  • are emotionally well-balanced
  • have realistic expectations

Gynecomastia does not replace physical training aiming to increase the volume of the pectoral muscles.

Alternative treatments

Breast reduction in men is considered an elective surgery. One option would be not to undergo to a breast reduction surgery. The silhouette of a male breast can be improved by liposuction and liposculpture, although both have limitations.