Male Breast
Reduction

Male breast reduction, or gynecosmasta, is an increasingly common procedure performed by Dr. Gonyon.

A toned, masculine physique is important for feeling confident and attractive.


Many men participate in physical activities such as jogging, weight lifting and sports to keep their bodies trim and fit. Despite these efforts, enlarged male breasts may still be present, and gynecomastia surgery may offer a solution.

Causes of Gynecomastia


Male breasts are often not responsive to changes in diet and exercise. An accumulation of stubborn, fatty tissue in your chest can persist even as the rest of your body becomes toned.

The appearance of breasts on males may not be due to weight gain alone, but rather to a combination of factors including:

  • Genetic disorders
  • Medication
  • Illness
  • Puberty
  • Aging

The Male Breast Reduction Procedure


Northern Colorado plastic surgeon Dr. Gonyon will carefully assess your body to determine what method of male breast reduction will best suit your needs. For some men, this requires little more than a small incision and the use of liposuction to remove excess fatty tissue. For men with excessive glandular tissue, a larger incision may be required through which tissue and excess skin can be removed. Once Dr. Gonyon has removed unwanted tissue from your chest, he will tighten the skin over your chest muscles to help create a more attractive, masculine profile.

Strenuous exercise should be avoided for up to six weeks. During your recovery period, Dr. Gonyon will work with you to help you determine when and what exercises are appropriate. You need to give your body sufficient time to heal, but also want to practice a healthy lifestyle that maintains the physique you desire.

Large male breasts can be embarrassing and uncomfortable. By working closely with board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Gonyon, you can finally achieve the results you desire.

If you have would like to speak to Gonyon Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery, call (970) 624-7979 to schedule a discreet consultation at our office in Northern Colorado.

Causes of Gynecomastia


Male breasts are often not responsive to changes in diet and exercise. An accumulation of stubborn, fatty tissue in your chest can persist even as the rest of your body becomes toned.

The appearance of breasts on males may not be due to weight gain alone, but rather to a combination of factors including:

  • Genetic disorders
  • Medication
  • Illness
  • Puberty
  • Aging

Male Breast Reduction Frequently Asked Questions?


What is gynecomastia?

Gynecomastia is a condition in which men have excessive growth of breast tissue, leading to the appearance of having male breasts. This condition is not uncommon but is still devastating for many men experiencing it. Male breast reduction can remove the excess tissue.

What are the benefits of male breast reduction?

If you are embarrassed to show your chest, the gynecomastia procedure can restore a masculine frame and renew your self-confidence.

How is the male breast reduction procedure performed?

Male breast reduction can be performed with liposuction alone if you only need fat removal, or it can be performed with excision to remove excess skin. Oftentimes a combination of liposuction and excision is used to achieve an optimum result. It all depends on whether you have excess fat, excess glandular tissue or both.

Am I a good candidate for gynecomastia surgery?

If you are a man unhappy with having the appearance of male breasts, then you may be a good candidate for gynecomastia surgery. If you haven’t seen your doctor already, we suggest seeing your doctor first to make sure an underlying medical condition isn’t causing your gynecomastia. During your complimentary consultation, Dr. Denis Gonyon will determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure and make sure you know all of your options.

How long will I have to stay home from work and rest after the procedure?

Your recovery will depend on the way your procedure is performed. Generally, male breast reduction candidates can return to work within 10 days or less. You will have to take a few weeks of downtime from exercise and for certain types of exercise, you may have to wait 3 to 6 weeks to resume your routine.

How long do the results last?

The results of male breast reduction are permanent, assuming you do not gain a significant amount of weight. If you do gain weight, you may notice an enlargement of the breast tissue again. The majority of gynecomastia patients are very happy with the results and do not have a problem maintaining a healthy and stable weight.

Does gynecomastia surgery leave scars?

Yes, this procedure does leave scars and the location will vary depending on the technique used. In all cases, Dr. Gonyon uses the most minimal incisions possible and puts them in areas where they are the most concealed.

If you want to find out if you are a good candidate for male breast reduction and you live in or around Fort Collins, Greeley, Longmont or Loveland, please contact Gonyon Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery online or by phone at (970) 624-7979 to schedule a complimentary consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Denis Gonyon.

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