Have You Noticed Excessive Breast Tissue Even With Proper Diet and Exercise?

Gynecomastia – We Understand Your Discomfort and are Ready to Help!

Gynecomastia is a medical term used to describe excessive breast tissue in males. Although rarely talked about it is actually quite common, affecting 40-60 percent of men at some point in their lives. In many cases, there is no known cause, but it can be linked to hormonal imbalance, medical conditions, or the use of certain drugs. This excess tissue can be painful, tender, and lead to a lack of self-confidence, but Longwood Plastic Surgery is here to help.

How Does Male Breast Reduction Work?

Excess glandular and fatty breast tissue can be removed from the male breasts to achieve a flatter, firmer chest contour. This can be done by making an incision around the areola to remove the glandular tissue, performing liposuction to remove the tissue using a suction cannula, or a combination of both. Rarely, if there is excess skin larger incisions may be used. Gynecomastia surgery is often performed under general anesthesia, and patients return home the day of surgery.

Consultations Available Now

Take the first step. Get your questions answered and find out which treatment option is best for you by meeting with one of our knowledgeable medical staff at Longwood Plastic Surgery for an in-person consultation.

Simply fill out the form on this page, and one of our experienced team members will reach out to you promptly to schedule your consultation.

Am I a Good Candidate for Male Breast Reduction?

Gynecomastia surgery can be done for both aesthetic and medical purposes, with some cases covered by your health insurance. You may want to consider male breast reduction if you’d like to enhance your appearance and boost your self-confidence, or you’re experiencing discomfort and pain. The skilled surgeons at Longwood Plastic Surgery have successfully treated the mildest to most extreme cases of gynecomastia.

As with any surgery, the ideal candidate for breast reduction is an otherwise healthy adult with realistic expectations. Non-smokers typically respond best to these procedures. Your LPS surgeon will assess your concerns and discuss the best route to take for your individual concerns at the time of your confidential consultation.

What Results Will I See?*

Many men see an immediate improvement to the chest area after breast reduction. You may experience some post-surgical swelling that can initially hide the final results of your procedure. This swelling typically subsides within 2-weeks revealing a more contoured physique. Gynecomastia surgery is typically long-lasting and can provide significant lifelong results for the right candidate.

What is the Recovery Like?*

Recovery following gynecomastia surgery lasts about 2-4 weeks. Our patients are given a compression garment prior to leaving the operating room to reduce swelling. Drains are sometimes used to draw off excess fluid and are removed a week or two following surgery. We also ask that you avoid heavy lifting (greater than 20 lbs) for 4-6 weeks. Most patients stay off work or on a limited schedule for about a week depending on their job description.

Take the First Step – Request A Consultation

If you would like to schedule an in-person consultation, please fill out the form on this page or call (617)383-6250 and one of our knowledgeable medical staff members at Longwood Plastic Surgery will reach out to you promptly.

Longwood Plastic Surgery serves Brookline, MA and the greater Boston area.

*Individual Results May Vary


“Dr. Morris–I just wanted to thank you for the great job you did on my surgery. It was exactly what I wanted and they actually look better than I thought they would…I am lucky someone recommended your name to me and I will do the same.” * -AB

AB, Happy Patient

*Individual Results May Vary