Gynecomastia Information


o Men whose condition cannot be corrected through alternative medical treatments

o Healthy individuals who do not have a life-threatening illness or medical conditions that can impair healing

o Nonsmokers

o Men with a positive outlook and specific goals in mind for improving the physical symptoms of gynecomastia

o Men who are physically healthy and of relatively normal weight

o Men who have realistic expectations

o Men whose breast development has stabilized

o Men who are bothered by the feeling that their breasts are too large


  • A medical evaluation

  • Take certain medications or adjust your current medications

  • Stop smoking well in advance of surgery

  • Avoid taking aspirin and certain anti-inflammatory drugs and herbal supplements as they can increase bleeding

  • Be sure to arrange for someone to drive you home after surgery and someone to stay with you the first night following surgery


Dressings or bandages will be applied to your incisions and an elastic bandage or support garment may be used to minimize swelling. Small thin tubes may be temporarily placed under the skin to drain excess fluids. Your doctor will instruct you on timing of removing your stitches. You must remain at a stable weight following the surgery. Avoid the gym for at least 4 weeks following surgery.

*Are not limited to

  • Asymmetry

  • Infection

  • Loss of nipple/areola complex

  • Poor scarring

Unlikely Complications