A hormone imbalance can cause many problems, including enlarged breast or gynecomastia in men. Male breast enlargement (frequently called "man boobs") can occur at any age and cause excess breast tissue growth in the chest that can look feminine. Many men can develop gynecomastia during their lifetime and it can make them feel uncomfortable or embarrassed about their body. If nonsurgical gynecomastia treatments, like weight loss, are not improving your condition, schedule a consultation at Suzanne A. Trott, MD, FACS in Beverly Hills, CA to learn more about male breast reduction surgery for gynecomastia. Double board-certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Suzanne Trott helps to restore a masculine chest contour by removing excess breast tissue. If you have been diagnosed with gynecomastia and aren't getting the results you want from nonsurgical treatment options, schedule a consultation with Dr. Trott to learn more about male breast reduction surgery.
"Dr. Trott has changed my life! I found her by getting recommendations from about 4 girlfriends who had the same procedure I was going in for. All were happy with their results, so I knew she was definitely someone I wanted to meet with. As soon as I met her for my initial consultation, I knew she was the surgeon for me. She is beyond friendly and warm and I knew I would be in good hands. She really took her time with me, showing me additional photos, thoroughly explaining the procedure to me. Aside from me really liking her work, I was happy with the fact that she only performs one surgery a day so she can take her time. I had met with another surgeon who would have slotted me as his 4th surgery for the day. Her surgical team is amazing, I didn't have one complication. She came to visit me at the aftercare facility and makes herself available to her patients by cellphone. Addy, her office manager, is so friendly and helpful. I am still healing but am already so happy with the results! Everyone I know tells me how amazing I look and that the work looks so natural. I literally cannot say enough good things about Dr. Trott. She is THE BEST!!!"- S.S. / Yelp / Jan 05, 2018
"I chose Dr. Trott from her glowing online reviews and I am so glad I did! She truly is as wonderful as everyone raves about. I had a breast reduction surgery that went a few hours longer than expected because she has so much attention to detail she wanted it to turn out perfect. And I am so happy with the result. What was really important to me was how kind and reassuring she was. I get very nervous in doctor's offices and was pretty scared for the actual surgery, but she was so accommodating? and didn't just shrug off my fears. She made me feel so comfortable and I really appreciate her for that. Plus, her office staff is the sweetest! I would recommend? Dr. Trott to anyone I know and you should definitely, definitely give her office a call!"- J.C. / Yelp / Aug 07, 2018
"I don't know if I've ever left a Yelp review before, but I just had to when it came to Dr Trott. I hardly even know how to get across how strongly I recommend her. She does incredible work. She's great at listening to what you want and any concerns you have. She's patient and caring, and you'll definitely be safe in her hands. She's also innovative. She's always doing research and staying up to date. I would trust her with my life - in fact, I literally have trusted her with my life and I'd do it again."- A.D. / Yelp / Feb 20, 2018
"55 Years Old, Two Kids, Total Body Lipo - Dr. Suzanne Trott is to the human body what Michelangelo was to marble. She is a master of both the science and art of body sculpting. A surprising result for me was how quickly I recovered. I attribute that partly because of Dr. Trott's skill and experience, and partly because of the confidence I had in her. My confidence was partly because of her reputation (she came with high recommendations from a couple of aestheticians I know), and also because of her ability to give a clear and understandable explanation of the whole process and her patience when answering questions. Dr. Trott had respect for me and my goals, worked with me to develop a plan, executed the plan, monitored the outcome, and I couldn't be happier with the results."- P.T. / RealSelf / Feb 17, 2018
"Dr. Suzanne Trott is to the human body what Michelangelo was to marble. She is a master of both the science and art of body sculpting. Dr. Trott performed extensive lipo for me, and I am amazed at the results. I am a 55 year old woman. I am active and pretty athletic. And sure, my body looks better than it has in 15 years, but one of my favorite things about my results is the balance and elegance of my movement with a better balanced body. My thighs and belly had grown disproportionately larger-- due to gravity and perhaps the natural redistribution that happens with aging. I really love the movement of my body now that things are back in balance. Another surprising result for me was how quickly I recovered. I attribute that partly because of Dr. Trott's skill and experience, and partly because of the confidence I had in her. My confidence was partly because of her reputation (she came with high recommendations from a couple of aestheticians I know), and also because of her ability to give a clear and understandable explanation of the whole process and her patience when answering questions. She had respect for me and my goals, worked with me to develop a plan, executed the plan, monitored the outcome, and I couldn't be happier with the results."- P.T. / Yelp / Feb 17, 2018
The best candidates for male breast reduction surgery have been diagnosed with gynecomastia and have tried other treatments such as diet, exercise, or medication. The most favorable candidates are those who are in good health, but need assistance getting rid of excess fat and tissue in the breasts. Patients with other medical conditions should discuss their medical history thoroughly with a surgeon prior to surgery.
What to Expect
A male breast reduction surgery is an effective method of treatment for gynecomastia. Usually performed as an outpatient procedure with local anesthesia, the surgeon will use a combination of liposuction and tissue excision to decrease the size of the breasts and remove any unnecessary fat and tissue. Using liposuction, fat is removed through small incisions made on each side of the chest, along the edge of the areola, or within the armpit, depending on the best and safest technique to meet your cosmetic needs.
Gynecomastia can affect one or both of the breasts, in different ways. In most cases, it is not a serious condition, but it can cause some physical ailments such as back pain and emotional stress from embarrassment. Male breast reduction surgery not only removes excess breast tissue, but also sculpts the chest for a more masculine look. In more severe cases of gynecomastia, patients may require a tissue excision. During a tissue excision, the surgeon is able to remove more tissue and skin than with liposuction alone.
Following male breast reduction surgery, no matter the technique used, you will experience bruising and swelling on and around the chest area for the first couple of weeks. Although you may feel sore after surgery, this will subside after a few days. Some men may experience a loss of sensation in the chest area, but this is only temporary. Each patient will experience a different healing process and should follow the surgeon’s care instructions for optimal results.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- From $11,500
- Recovery Time
- 1 Week
- Procedure Recovery Location
Although gynecomastia is a common condition that is not life-threatening, it may cause you to feel insecure about your appearance. If you suffer from gynecomastia and are considering male breast reduction surgery, please schedule a consultation to learn more about your treatment options. We will work closely with you to create a care plan that best suits your needs and cosmetic goals.