Don’t Hide Under Your Tee this Summer – Male Breast Reduction

Is a trip to the beach ruined by the prospect of having to take off your shirt? Do you find yourself avoiding or dreading pool parties, locker rooms, and even intimacy? We want you to take off your shirt with confidence. If you have male breast enlargement, come see us! Male breast reduction can restore a masculine appearance to the chest.

Why Do I Have Breasts?

Gynecomastia, or excessive breast development in men, is more common than you might think. Up to 70% of men experience some level of breast enlargement during puberty. It can, however, occur at any age—even into adulthood. Gynecomastia has many causes, including:

  • Hormones
  • Medications (including antibiotics, heart medications, steroids, etc.)
  • Marijuana or Alcohol Use
  • Health Conditions
  • Genetics
  • Weight Gain

Gynecomastia is common but, fortunately, also highly treatable. Ask Dr. Hendrick about your options.

Tell Me More About Gynecomastia Surgery

Gynecomastia surgery is very similar to female breast reduction. We remove excess skin, fat, and tissue to create a flatter, more masculine chest. Liposuction, surgical excision, and other techniques are commonly used. Dr. Hendrick will discuss his treatment recommendations during your consultation.

Male breast reduction is growing in popularity. Men accounted for about 40% of all breast reduction surgeries last year—a record-breaking first.

What Is Recovery Like After Male Breast Reduction?

Most patients take 7-10 days off from work after male breast reduction. You might initially feel some tightness and tenderness in the area. We’ll provide pain medications to increase your comfort as you heal. You’ll need to avoid heavy lifting and exercise for 4-6 weeks. Dr. Hendrick will discuss any other activity restrictions before your surgery.

Summer’s coming—let us help you restore your (shirtless!) confidence. Ask us about male breast reduction to enjoy a flatter chest this summer.