(Male Breast Reduction)
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Gynecomastia repair surgery is used to reduce oversized breasts on men through a combination of liposuction and excision of extraneous breast tissue. The breast tissue is removed from underneath the areola to reshape the breast for a more defined look. This condition is usually attributed to hormonal imbalances such as overproduction of estrogen but can be attributed to other factors such as weight gain. No matter the root cause, gynecomastia can be a source of embarrassment or anxiety for many men, so South Denver plastic surgeon, Dr. Manish Shah, often pairs this surgery with liposuction. Liposuction can be done on the stomach as well as the love handles to achieve a more sculpted appearance.

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What Are the Benefits of Gynecomastia Treatment?

For the majority of men, gynecomastia — or excessive breast tissue — can be frustrating and embarrassing. To target this concern, gynecomastia treatment (male breast reduction surgery) in Englewood, CO at Shah Aesthetic Surgery can allow life-changing results with quite a few incredible upsides that encompass:

  • Gets rid of unwanted fat in the chest area
  • Redefines and contours the chest
  • Adds definition to the pec muscles
  • Produces a leaner, stronger look
  • Elevates self-image and confidence
  • Makes working out and high-impact activity easier
  • Provides outcomes that are noticeable and maintainable
  • Recovery period is short

Surgical Technique

Before surgery is recommended, the surgeon will perform a variety of tests and possibly prescribe medications to see if any improvement occurs. If the breast enlargement persists, surgery is an option. Mild cases of gynecomastia are corrected with liposuction. Small incisions are made surrounding the areola where suction tubes (cannulas) are inserted to extract fat and breast tissues. When the enlargement is severe, a longer incision is done to excise breast tissues and loose skin. Skin tightening may also be incorporated and the nipples repositioned so that they are proportional to the new chest shape.

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Fantastic! – Let me start by saying that Dr. Shah and his staff are now like family! They are all service oriented and were great throughout the entire process (Gynecomastia). The results are fantastic and it change my life – physical and mentally!!!


I Feel Great Again! – Gynecomastia Reduction and Lipo – I had a great experience with two procedures with Dr. Shah. Rebecca and Brenda were great as well. The cost for the procedures were very reasonable, and they took great care of me both during the procedures and the recovery. If you’ve been on the fence about getting a procedure, go see Dr. Shah!


Got a gynecomastia surgery last year. Completely life changing and extremely happy with the results. The team here does a great job explaining everything and making sure you’re as comfortable as possible.


I would give Dr. Shah and his staff a million stars if I could. Not only is he the best at what he does but he genuinely cares about his patients and want what’s best for them in terms of the outcome. If you are looking for a gynecomastia surgeon, look no further. He will listen to your needs and make sure that your outcome is what you desired. Thank you Dr. Shah and his staff on the entire experience. Looking forward to living the rest of my life gyno-free thanks to you!



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During/After Surgery

Male breast reduction surgery uses general anesthesia and is performed in an accredited surgical facility. The operation lasts up to an hour. It is normal to have bruising and swelling around the chest area for the first couple of weeks. A compression garment must be worn for about 2 weeks to help with reshaping and healing. Most patients are able to return to their normal routine after a few days but must avoid any strenuous physical activities, especially ones that will put pressure on the chest. Results are generally satisfactory with patients regaining their confidence in situations where their chests are bared.

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Gynecomastia FAQs

Is This Gynecomastia?

This condition must not be confused with a false gynecomastia, also known as pseudogynecomastia, in which the enlargement is caused by fat deposits instead of breast tissue development. The plastic surgeon will be able to determine this by physical examinations or lab tests during the initial consultation. If it is a case of excessive fat tissues on the chest, the approach in treatment is the same when removing excess fat tissues in any part of the body. Proper diet and exercises are initially recommended before considering any surgical treatment. However, if the issue persists, a liposuction – sometimes even combined with a lift – may be performed to reshape the chest.

Will My Pecs Show?

Gynecomastia, unfortunately, hides the normal chest muscles that lie underneath the layers of overdeveloped breast tissue. For those who have severe gynecomastia, it is even possible that the overgrowth of breast tissue has developed into internal scarring. With a breast reduction surgery, all excess fat and breast tissues will be removed and the pectoralis muscles will be spared so that they can become more visible. With proper diet and exercise after the surgery, men will be able to tone and strengthen their chest muscle to regain the chest’s natural form.

Is Lipo A Must?

Liposuction is the primary approach in extracting fat or any soft tissues. Because it uses a small cannula to vacuum the fat out, it is a less invasive approach compared to excising the tissue, which requires longer incisions. There are liposuction options that are even less invasive. These options will be provided with more details prior to the surgical plan so the patient can consider all factors and ultimately decide which technique is preferred.

Will There Be Scars?

If the breast reduction technique uses liposuction, the incisions will be minimal and will be placed around or near the areola. The plastic surgeon will make every effort when it comes to making the incisions and suturing to minimize the effects of scarring.

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.