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Does a Male Breast Reduction Exist?

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Does a Male Breast Reduction Exist?

The short answer is, yes – male breast reduction does exist!

Like women, men naturally have a small amount of breast tissue on their chests. Normally, the volume of this tissue is negligible, but it can become enlarged following weight fluctuations and hormonal changes. And that’s when patients seek corrective surgery. 

Gynecomastia Newport Beach

What is Gynecomastia?

Gynecomastia is a condition characterized by an increase in breast gland volume in men, usually due to estrogen and testosterone imbalance. In most cases, it affects both breasts, but size increases can be uneven. 

Gynecomastia is not a serious medical problem. However, some men find living with the condition emotionally challenging and seek cosmetic interventions to get rid of it. 

Gynecomastia can be embarrassing and stressful. When gynecomastia affects young boys, it can lead to episodes of bullying. Locker room teasing can lead to trauma that continues to affect them in adulthood. 

Male Breast Reduction for Gynecomastia

Male breast reduction is a cosmetic intervention that seeks to eliminate gynecomastia surgically. Dr. Lawton will usually recommend this procedure if other methods, such as weight loss or medication changes, do not work.

Male breast reductions rely on two main types of intervention: liposuction and mastectomy. 

Liposuction removes fatty tissue around the breast, but not breast gland tissue, while mastectomy actually removes the breast gland tissue itself. 

Which you receive depends on your type of breast enlargement. Dr. Lawton may recommend a combination approach if you have both fatty deposits and excessive breast gland tissue. Of the two, mastectomy tends to be the less invasive because it relies on making small incisions in the breast.  


The first step is to schedule an in-person consultation with Dr. Lawton or one of our trusted providers at Tenley K Lawton M.D. in Neport Beach, CA. Simply fill out the form on this page and we will reach out to you promptly to schedule your appointment.

Benefits of Gynecomastia Surgery

Gynecomastia surgery has benefited many of Dr. Lawton’s patients over the years. Patients say that they feel more confident and more willing to form new relationships following surgery. Once recovered, they are finally able to appreciate their masculine physique and enjoy their flatter, more athletic-looking chest. 

Removing breast gland tissue and excess fat deposits in the chest area changes the profile of the upper body. You stop looking top-heavy and appear more muscular. At the same time, your feelings improve. You suddenly have more confidence to take on the world. 

Am I a Candidate for Male Breast Reduction?

Male breast reduction is an invasive procedure that involves penetrating the skin to remove tissue. Ideal candidates for the procedure, therefore, are non-smoking men who do not have any life-threatening illnesses or medical conditions that could impair healing. 

Good candidates should also have tried to eliminate their gynecomastia through non-surgical means, including lifestyle modifications and medications.

Dr. Lawton is a qualified male breast reduction surgeon with tremendous experience in producing life-changing results. Surgery can improve your self-esteem and make you more willing to take on life with confidence.


*Individual Results May Vary


Dr. Lawton strives to provide the best experience for everyone who chooses her practice for their aesthetic needs. Read why our patients love their results & experience with Dr. Lawton and her team of expert providers.

Take the Next Step

Would you like to learn more about male breast reduction? Simply fill out the form on this page or call Tenley K. Lawton M.D. at (949) 640-0999 to schedule your consultation with Board-Certified plastic surgeon Dr. Tenley Lawton. Proudly serving Newport Beach and the greater Orange County, CA area.

*Individual Results May Vary.

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