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What is Gynecomastia?

Male breast reduction, also known as gynecomastia surgery, is a cosmetic procedure aimed at correcting enlarged or overdeveloped breasts in men. Gynecomastia is a common condition that can affect men of all ages, often resulting from hormonal imbalances, genetics, certain medications, obesity, or other underlying health issues. It can cause physical discomfort, emotional distress, and self-consciousness.

The surgery involves removing excess breast tissue and fat to create a flatter and more masculine chest. The technique used may include liposuction, excision of glandular tissue, or a combination of both, tailored to the individual’s needs. In some cases, skin removal may also be necessary to achieve optimal results.

At NuVista Plastic Surgery, our skilled team is sensitive to the unique concerns of men undergoing gynecomastia treatment. We provide personalized consultations to assess each patient’s situation and devise the most suitable treatment plan. Our aim is to help men attain a more masculine chest and improve their overall well-being.

If you are troubled by enlarged breasts and are considering male breast reduction, we invite you to schedule a consultation with us. Dr. Peterson will walk you through the procedure, address your queries, and deliver outstanding care to ensure you achieve the desired results.

What are the benefits of gynecomastia surgery?

In addition to improving the appearance of the chest, gynecomastia surgery can also lead to an increase in self-confidence and sexual satisfaction. Many men have newfound motivation to exercise and maintain their results.

Does exercise correct man boobs?

Exercise can reduce excess stored fat on the chest; however, it has no effect on the dense glandular tissue caused by gynecomastia. Some men are dismayed to find that no matter how hard or often they exercise, their breasts do not get smaller.

How much time does it take to recover from male breast reduction surgery?

Recovery varies by patient and the scope of their procedure. Most patients return to work and socializing after about a week. Light exercise can be resumed two weeks after surgery and more strenuous activities four to six weeks after surgery.

Can man boobs grow back after surgery?

In most cases, the results of gynecomastia surgery are long-term. However, weight gain, steroid or drug use and hormone fluctuations may lead to a recurrence of gynecomastia. Dr. Peterson can provide more information about maintaining the results of surgery in a consultation.

When can I return to the gym or sports?

Most patients begin exercising slowly about one week after surgery and find they are back to their usual gym routine around two weeks. Most men can return to work after 5-7 days unless they have a very physical job and need an extra week to recuperate.


General Anesthesia

Procedure Time

1 to 2 Hours

Length of Stay

Outpatient; No Overnight Stay Required


Mild to Moderate Pain, Swelling, and Bruising in the Chest Area


Several Days to Weeks; Return to Normal Activities within a Few Weeks

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