Male Breast Reduction

Consultations offered at our two convenient locations in Marin County and Berkeley

Over-developed male breasts, also known as gynecomastia, are not uncommon. It is present in 30 to 50 percent of healthy men in the U. S., and is caused by an imbalance between testosterone and estrogen. The medical team at Kyle Belek MD can help restore the natural masculine contours of your chest through male breast reduction in Marin County.

How does male breast reduction in Marin County work?

Liposuction may be used if breast enlargement is the result of excess fatty tissue. Plastic surgery may be recommended if breast tissue or excess skin must also be removed, or the areola needs to be reduced or repositioned. A combination of both liposuction and surgery may be recommended, depending on your particular case. During the procedure, you will be given anesthesia. The surgeon will then make an incision around the nipple, then downward on the breast. Drainage tubes are used and the incision site is sutured.

What benefits can I expect from breast reduction?

Large breast can cause emotional discomfort for men. They may avoid certain physical activities and intimacy to hide their condition. Kyle Belek MD can restore a masculine chest contour that will improve self-confidence. The results of gynecomastia are immediately visible, though post-surgical swelling may occur. In most cases, the results of gynecomastia surgery are permanent. Most incision lines are concealed within the natural contours of the body, though some may remain visible.

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Am I a candidate for male breast reduction surgery?

Patients must maintain a stable weight and body size to undergo male breast reduction in Marin County. It may not be a suitable option for some overweight patients. In order to confirm that you are an ideal candidate for breast reduction surgery, Dr. Belek will confirm the following:

  • Physically healthy and stable weight
  • Breast of a stabilized size
  • No medical condition that would impair healing
  • Don’t smoke or use drugs
  • Have a positive outlook that includes realistic goals for the procedure

Dr. Belek is an experienced plastic surgeon, and has been successfully sculpting new breasts for men and women for years. Contact Dr. Belek for a consultation.