Gynecomastia Surgery

Before And After Photos


This patient, a married male who is 5’11” and 220 pounds says he has had gynecomastia since puberty. He is seen here after removal of about 100 grams of tissue each side through an incision about the lower half of the areola (essentially a mastectomy).

When I spoke with him in the office he was sort of unimpressed until I showed him his before and after pictures. Suddenly he was amazed at the difference. As I have said before, it’s easy to forget what you used to look like. It’s important for me to show my patients their pictures so they are more pleased with their investment.

Speaking of investments, he told me one of the biggest differences he has noticed since his procedure is that he no longer spends time in the mirror checking how he looks in the chest area. He also said that he would have spent “a few hundred thousand dollars” to take care of his problem. Fortunately for him, the cost was a lot less!

It is uncommon in my experience to effectively treat gynecomastia by liposuction alone. In most cases direct tissue removal is needed as it is hard rubbery-like tissue. On another note, gynecomastia is known to occur not infrequently as a side effect from treatment of prostate cancer.