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Benefits of Gynecomastia Surgery


Sculpted Chest

Having excess fat in the breasts can be troubling for men who desire a more masculine appearance. Enlarged breasts are commonly associated with the female form, which may not be an appealing aesthetic to male patients. Gynecomastia surgery reduces stubborn fat deposits in the male breasts for a slimmer, more sculpted chest.


Physical Comfort

Having enlarged breast tissue can cause physical discomfort for men who have gynecomastia. Men’s clothing is not designed to accommodate larger male breasts, which sometimes results in irritation and a limited range of motion. Men who undergo gynecomastia surgery eliminate these troubles so that they may feel more comfortable.


Improved Confidence

Gynecomastia is a source of embarrassment for many men. Sometimes men afflicted with this generally benign condition avoid seeking treatment out of self-consciousness. Fortunately, gynecomastia surgery can restore a man’s self-esteem and improve his quality of life.

Gynecomastia Surgery Journey

Dr. Stevens will provide you with preoperative instructions specific to your case, but patients should typically prepare for surgery by:

  • Avoiding tanning the chest area for at least two weeks prior to surgery.
  • Avoiding shaving or waxing the chest area for two weeks before and six weeks after the procedure.
  • Quitting tobacco use for at least four weeks before and four weeks after surgery.
  • Making arrangements for a friend or relative to drive you to and from surgery as well as care for you during your first 24 hours of recovery.
  • Making sure to have loose-fitting clothing and Dr. Stevens will provide the required compression garments for after your surgery.

There are a few options for gynecomastia surgery that ameliorate the appearance of enlarged male breast tissue.

  • Liposuction: Liposuction is a popular technique for fat removal. Patients with good skin elasticity who wish to reverse the effects of gynecomastia may achieve their desired results using liposuction. This technique is not suitable for patients who have excess glandular tissue.
  • Excision: During gynecomastia surgery, excision is the surgical removal of excess glandular tissue, which cannot be removed with liposuction.
  • Combination: Some patients benefit the most by selecting a combination of gynecomastia surgery techniques. Excision and liposuction may be performed together for optimal results.

To maintain your gynecomastia surgery results, it is recommended to avoid sun exposure to the chest area for as long as possible. Too much sun exposure early in the recovery process can make scars more noticeable and prolong swelling. It is also important to avoid drastic fluctuations in weight and other potential causes of gynecomastia to prevent reoccurrence.


After your gynecomastia surgery, you should follow all instructions given to you by Dr. Stevens to ensure that your recovery goes smoothly. Take all prescribed medications as instructed to minimize discomfort and reduce the risk of infection. Any swelling should last only a few weeks. Rest for the first few days, limit your activities for a few weeks, and avoid strenuous exercises for four full weeks. Patients can return to work as soon as Dr. Stevens indicates that it is acceptable to do so.
Scarring is typical after major surgery. You will likely have some degree of scarring after your gynecomastia surgery, though the amount and location will depend on your surgical incision. Scarring should fade as time passes.
You will receive anesthesia to prevent you from feeling any pain during your gynecomastia surgery. During your recovery, some discomfort and soreness may persist for up to a few weeks after surgery. Prescribed pain medications will help you manage any discomfort and make your recovery easier.
Several factors influence the cost of gynecomastia surgery, including surgical fees, physician’s fees, anesthesia fees, and other necessary expenses. You will receive a price quote at your consultation so that you will know what to expect. Financing options are available for those who desire them.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Ideal candidates are physically healthy and have realistic expectations of the procedure. Patients should be emotionally mature and be willing to quit smoking to safely undergo major surgery.
The results of gynecomastia surgery are considered permanent as long as you do not experience extreme weight fluctuations. If your gynecomastia stems from substance use or a congenital condition, there is a chance it could reoccur without cessation of the substance or treatment of the condition.
Risks associated with gynecomastia surgery are uncommon. Some complications that may occur with any surgical procedure are:
  • Abnormal reaction to anesthesia
  • Hematoma
  • Infection
  • Bleeding
  • Changes in sensation
  • Scarring
If you have large areolas and would like them to be smaller, Dr. Stevens can perform areola reduction during your gynecomastia surgery.

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The Lasky Clinic, Beverly Hills
201 S. Lasky Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Phone: 310.556.1003

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