Breast Reduction Isn’t Just for Women. Exploring the Benefits of Breast Reduction for Men

For many men, the weight of enlarged breasts is both literal and figurative. The physical and emotional impact of enlarged male breasts, or gynecomastia, can be overwhelming, affecting your confidence and self-image. The good news is that Tennessee-based cosmetic surgery center NuBody Concepts is here to help. Our board-certified plastic surgeons have over 25 years of experience helping men realize their cosmetic goals. Our men’s breast reduction options alleviate the physical and emotional discomfort of enlarged male breasts and help you achieve a flatter, more masculine chest. Say goodbye to hiding under baggy clothes and embrace a new sense of freedom and confidence with our specialized services.

What Is Male Breast Reduction?

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), about 40 percent of breast reductions are performed on men. Male breast reduction surgery is a specialized procedure to reduce excess breast tissue in men. This surgery involves the removal of excess fat and glandular tissue through liposuction and excision techniques, resulting in a flatter, more masculine chest contour. At NuBody Concepts, our experienced and skilled plastic surgeons perform this procedure.

Types of Male Breast Reduction

Breast reduction surgery for men is a specialized procedure aimed at reducing the size and improving the appearance of enlarged breasts in men. At NuBody Concepts, we offer different types of male breast reduction techniques to cater to the unique needs of each individual. 

Most often, liposuction is an effective technique used for male breast reduction. This is especially true for weight-related male breast enlargement. This procedure uses a narrow tube to remove excess fat and tissue from the breast through small incisions. Liposuction for male breast reduction is performed under local anesthesia, resulting in minimal downtime. The plastic surgeon makes small incisions around the areola or armpit area. The surgeon removes excess breast tissue through these incisions and sculpts a natural-looking chest contour. Recovery from liposuction and skin tightening is typically quick and straightforward. You should avoid strenuous exercise for up to two weeks; however, many men find themselves comfortable enough to return to work or school within 1-2 days after the surgery.

Surgery may be better for certain enlarged male breasts or gynecomastia types. This procedure involves surgically removing tissue by cutting it out, similar to a tummy tuck. The surgeon carefully places small incisions around the chest to remove excess skin or tissue. In more severe cases, you may need cosmetic surgery to reposition the nipple for natural-looking results. The incisions’ location and size depend on the surgery’s extent. Typically, incisions are made around the areola or within the natural creases and contours of the chest to minimize visible scarring. At NuBody Concepts, we usually perform this surgery as an outpatient procedure, using IV sedation and local anesthesia. Some patients may experience soreness or swelling after the surgery, but many men report feeling ready to return to work within one to two weeks of the procedure.

Sometimes, a combination of liposuction and skin tightening is the best option. Liposuction is effective in removing fat, but it may not address excess, saggy skin. Liposuction can sometimes worsen sagging skin, particularly in individuals who have experienced significant weight loss or have decreased skin elasticity due to aging. To achieve better results in these cases, we recommend combining liposuction with radiofrequency-assisted skin tightening (RFAL). This approach leads to a flatter chest appearance and tighter, more youthful-looking skin. RFAL is a minimally invasive procedure with little downtime and no scarring. It doesn’t significantly prolong the overall procedure time since the surgeon can use the same small incisions made for liposuction to insert the RFAL wand beneath the skin.

During your consultation at NuBody Concepts, our experienced plastic surgeons will assess your condition, discuss your desired outcomes, and recommend the most appropriate male breast reduction type for your specific needs. 

Who Makes the Right Candidate for Breast Reduction for Men

If you’re a man who struggles with enlarged breasts and desires a flatter, more defined chest, you may be an ideal candidate for male breast reduction. The best candidates are generally in good health, have realistic expectations about the outcome of the surgery, and are bothered by the appearance of their chest. Our male breast reduction procedures do not use general anesthesia, and you’ll experience minimal downtime post-op with a fast recovery. 

If you’re trying to decide if male breast reduction is right for you, there are many reasons to answer “yes!” Sometimes there are aesthetic reasons for the procedure, but there are also medical reasons for male breast reduction. For example, gynecomastia may result from liver and kidney diseases, forms of cancer, thyroid disorder, trauma, or obesity. Whatever the causes, the right candidate is someone who wants to take control of their appearance and embrace a more confident, masculine sense of self. 

During your consultation at NuBody Concepts, our knowledgeable team will assess your eligibility for the procedure and discuss your goals to determine if male breast reduction is the right choice for you.

Is Male Breast Reduction Worth It?

Undergoing male breast reduction offers a multitude of benefits beyond physical appearance. It can significantly boost your self-confidence and improve your body image, making you feel more comfortable in your skin. You’ll no longer have to worry about hiding your chest under loose-fitting clothing or feeling anxious in social situations. By addressing the root cause of gynecomastia, male breast reduction surgery helps restore harmony to your body and mind. NuBody Concepts is Tennessee’s most experienced liposuction provider, having completed 7,000+ procedures. We are here to help you access physical and emotional benefits. 

We are here to guide you through recovery, offering resources and counseling services to address your concerns about body image or mental well-being. We also provide all-inclusive prices starting at $4,900. We value transparency, so there are no hidden fees or surcharges. Learn more about financing your male breast reduction

Tips to Recover Quickly From Male Breast Reduction Surgery

After male breast reduction surgery, giving your body time to heal and recover fully is important. Our NuBody Concepts team will provide detailed post-operative instructions for smooth recovery. To promote healing, following these guidelines is crucial, which may include wearing compression garments, avoiding strenuous activities, and taking prescribed medications. Following these recommendations can optimize your recovery and achieve the best possible results.

Male breast reduction surgery provides long-lasting results, but caring for your body is essential to maintain those outcomes. Regular exercise, a healthy diet, and maintaining a stable weight are crucial to prevent the recurrence of gynecomastia. Our team will provide personalized recommendations for post-surgery care, including lifestyle modifications that can help you preserve your newfound confidence and masculine chest contour.

At NuBody Concepts, we believe everyone deserves to feel comfortable and confident in their skin. Living with gynecomastia and enlarged male breasts can be challenging, affecting your physical appearance and emotional well-being. The male breast reduction treatments at NuBody Concepts are designed to address the specific needs of men, allowing you to regain your confidence and live your life to the fullest.

With our experienced team of plastic surgeons and compassionate staff, we are committed to providing personalized care and support throughout your journey. Take the first step toward a more confident you by scheduling a consultation with NuBody Concepts. During your visit, you can discuss your concerns and explore treatment options. Also, view our before and after male breast reduction photos

Let us help you transform your life and embrace the freedom of a flatter, more masculine chest. Contact our Nashville cosmetic treatment center or our Memphis office today and take the first step toward a brighter future.


Each patient is unique. What your treatment will look like is determined by you and the plastic surgeon who you will meet with in a personal consultation.