How is Gynecomastia Treated?

Gynecomastia is a common condition that can affect men at any age. In some instances, such as during puberty, gynecomastia will go away on its own. But for others, especially those that are older, the condition can continue to linger! Luckily, gynecomastia can be treated with a few different male breast reduction techniques.


Stubborn fat can be difficult to remove with diet and exercise alone. When this stubborn fat is present in the breast area, it can give the appearance of enlarged breast tissue and affect your body balance. During a male breast reduction, liposuction techniques can be used to remove stubborn fat cells. Tiny incisions will be made in the sides of the breasts where a cannula can be inserted to break up and gently suction out your excess fat. If your gynecomastia is mild to moderate, the liposuction technique will likely benefit you for a more masculine chest.

Tissue excision

If your gynecomastia is caused by a significant amount of excess skin and tissue, surgical excision may be required. In this technique, an incision will be made around the areola or within the natural breast crease. A greater amount of glandular tissue and excess skin can then be removed to treat gynecomastia. This technique is usually recommended if your enlarged breast tissue is severe or if sagging skin is present due to weight loss or other factors.

Maintaining your results

Liposuction, tissue excision, or a combination of these techniques can give you a toned chest and eliminate your gynecomastia. However, it’s up to you to ensure that your results are long lasting. By maintaining a healthy weight through diet and exercise, you can help ensure that your new contour is there to stay!

For more information on gynecomastia and how it can be treated, contact Aspira Plastic Surgery today. Dr. Erella can customize a treatment plan for your unique body type and concerns.

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