Gynecomastia Surgery

Procedure Snapshot

Dr. Parker performs gynecomastia surgery at Parker Center for Plastic Surgery in Paramus, New Jersey, to restore a flatter, firmer, and more masculine chest appearance. It is an effective treatment for gynecomastia and typically involves liposuction and/or removal of excess skin.

Cost & Recovery

  • $6,000 to $13,780*
  • Most patients return to work within 2 to 3 days, with only mild swelling and soreness.

Quick Facts

  • Male breast surgery can correct puffy or inverted nipples.
  • The one-stitch scar is virtually undetectable.**
  • Liposuction alone can achieve excellent results for many patients.
  • 21,407 men had a breast reduction in 2019.***

*Refer to our Pricing page for details.

**Results may vary.

***Statistical information listed here is drawn from 2019 The Aesthetic Society data.

Gynecomastia Surgery
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Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

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Gynecomastia Surgery Case 613 Before & After View #1 | Paramus, NJ | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case #613

This 17 year old male had developed enlarged breasts at age 12. He was now referred to Dr. Parker for correction of the problem. Using VASER liposelection, Dr. Parker removed the unwanted breast tissue and re-shaped the breasts into a more appropriate male contour. For the first time in many years, the patient felt comfortable going to the beach... Read More
Gynecomastia Surgery Case 662 Before & After View #1 | Paramus, NJ | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case #662

This 55 year old developed gynecomastia at puberty and it has persisted until the present time. He says other family members have the same problem. The patient is 5’9″ tall and weighs 175 pounds. Dr. Parker treated his gynecomastia with a minimally invasive approach removing fatty and glandular breast tissue through a 1/4″ incision... Read More
Gynecomastia Surgery Case 651 Before & After View #1 | Paramus, NJ | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case #651

This 22 year old consulted with Dr. Parker regarding his breast enlargement, first noted at puberty. This has persisted over the years independent of weight changes. The patient is 5’11” and weighs 225 pounds. Dr. Parker performed VASER liposuction on the breasts, removing 275 cc of fat from the right side and 300 cc of fat from the left.... Read More
Gynecomastia Surgery Case 643 Before & After View #1 | Paramus, NJ | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case #643

This 32 year old requested improvement in the fullness of his chest, which first appeared and has persisted since puberty. The patient has tried a variety of diets and exercise without success. He is 5’10” tall and weighs 152 pounds. Dr Parker removed 175 cc of fat from each breast with liposuction. The patient is thrilled with the contour... Read More
Gynecomastia Surgery Case 674 Before & After View #1 | Paramus, NJ | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case #674

This 56 year old was referred to Dr Parker by another patient. He stated that his breasts became full at puberty and remained that way for many years. After achieving a 30 pound weight loss with diet and exercise, the patient would like to improve the appearance of his breasts. He is 6 feet tall and weighs 208 pounds. At surgery, Dr Parker removed... Read More
Gynecomastia Surgery Case 639 Before & After View #1 | Paramus, NJ | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case #639

This 17 year old has been bothered by the fullness of his breasts since puberty. He is self conscious about not only the fullness of his breasts but the enlarged nipples and areolas. His father pointed out that his posture has slumped in an effort to conceal his chest. Dr. Parker treated the patient by removing the fatty tissue with liposuction and... Read More
Gynecomastia Surgery Case 673 Before & After View #1 | Paramus, NJ | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case #673

This 41 year old presented to Dr Parker several years after having undergone a gastric sleeve procedure which resulted in a 90 pound weight loss. He is 5’9″ tall, weighs 207 pounds and said his weight is stable. He requested Dr Parker to improve the appearance of his breasts, abdomen and flanks. Dr Parker performed a breast lift and circumferential... Read More
Gynecomastia Surgery Case 634 Before & After View #1 | Paramus, NJ | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case #634

This 24 year old was referred to Dr. Parker for correction of his large breasts which developed at puberty. He works out religiously but they have not changed over time. Dr Parker, using VASER liposuction, removed 275 cc of fat from the left and larger breast, 250 cc from the smaller breast. The patient’s recovery was quick and unremarkable.... Read More

Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

Page Contents

What Is Gynecomastia?

Gynecomastia is a medical term that means enlargement of the male breast. It can affect one breast or both and is relatively common in adolescent boys and older males alike. A reported 35 to 40% of males are affected by gynecomastia. The emotional and social effects of this condition can be very distressing. Many patients say they suffer from poor body image, expressing feelings of shame, embarrassment, and humiliation. They are often reluctant to remove their shirts in public and shy away from social interactions and activities like swimming, playing on sports teams, and participating in gym class.

What Causes Gynecomastia?

There is no known measurable cause of gynecomastia in the vast majority of patients. In a small percentage of patients, gynecomastia may be caused by certain drugs or medical conditions involving the thyroid gland, kidneys, liver, or testes. If deemed appropriate, a patient may be evaluated by an endocrinologist or internist to rule out a known cause. When gynecomastia persists beyond 12 months, it rarely regresses.

How Do You Fix Gynecomastia?

Fortunately, in most cases, gynecomastia can be corrected surgically through a straightforward procedure at the Parker Center for Plastic Surgery. The procedure is usually accompanied by a quick, painless recovery. This results in a flatter, firmer chest with improved contour and no visible scarring. It also leads to a marked improvement in emotional outlook.

What Is Scarless Breast Reduction for Men?

In patients with gynecomastia, excess fat, glandular tissue, or a combination of both cause the breast to be enlarged. Unless you have severe gynecomastia with marked breast enlargement and excess skin, your gynecomastia can usually be treated using a minimally invasive liposuction technique, our scarless breast reduction. This technique eliminates the need for long, periareolar incisions still made by many surgeons that leave visible scarring around the areola.

Liposuction is effective for removing fatty excess from the breast. Dr. Parker typically uses SAFELipo® or VASER® ultrasonic lipo. He has found these techniques provide more efficient, less traumatic fat removal along with skin tightening and reduction. Through one tiny, well-concealed incision in the armpit area, Dr. Parker can remove the excess fat to achieve a flatter chest contour.

In patients with excess glandular tissue, Dr. Parker removes this tissue with a specialized cannula inserted through the same tiny incision in the armpit area used for liposuction. The incision is closed with a single dissolvable suture, leaving a hidden, imperceptible scar; in essence, it’s a minimally invasive “scarless” breast reduction.

The procedure takes about one hour to complete and is performed under intravenous sedation or general anesthesia, monitored by a board-certified anesthesiologist in our on-site, fully accredited private surgical center.

Front view of male patient before and after gynecomastia surgery
Dr. Paul Parker

Paul M. Parker, M.D., FACS

Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon

Known for his surgical talent and caring personality, Dr. Parker has been serving the community for over 25 years. He has dedicated his practice to the education, safety, and comfort of his patients—making each one feel as important as family.

The Aesthetic Society; American Society of Plastic Surgeons; International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery; The Rhinoplasty Society
The Aesthetic Society; American Society of Plastic Surgeons; International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery; The Rhinoplasty Society

What Can I Expect After Gynecomastia Surgery?

Patients almost always recover quickly with our Rapid Recovery program, experiencing little pain (they often say they feel like they did too many push-ups), mild-to-moderate swelling, and minimal bruising from breast reduction for men. New Jersey patients notice an improvement in the appearance of their chest almost immediately. Their chests are firmer, flatter, and look normal, without any visible scarring.

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Our surgical procedures, anesthesia, medications, and aftercare are tailored to minimize post-operative discomfort and accelerate recuperation.

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Is Gynecomastia Surgery Worth It?

Having been bothered by their appearance, often for years, patients now feel better about what they see in the mirror. As Dr. Parker continues to see his patients for routine follow-up visits over the next several months, he observes their self-confidence rise. They are progressively more comfortable removing their shirts in public and engaging in social activities such as going to the beach. It is a very gratifying and uplifting surgery for our patients and staff alike.

How Do Men Get Rid of Inverted Nipples?

Up to 10% of men have inverted or retracted nipples. This condition may occur on its own or in conjunction with gynecomastia. During a simple, 20-minute, in-office procedure under local anesthesia, Dr. Parker releases the constricting bands with a tiny incision, allowing the inverted nipple to assume a normal position. The procedure can be done alone or at the time of gynecomastia correction with scarless breast reduction.

How Can I Tighten the Skin on My Chest?

For some men, a chest lift may be the best option. Male patients with severe gynecomastia have marked breast development, including excess skin and enlarged areolas. In these cases, Dr. Parker can perform male breast reduction to remove skin and re-contour the chest to achieve a masculine appearance. Men who have lost significant amounts of weight may also need help with excess chest skin.

Front view of male patient before and after male breast reduction

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About Your Procedure

Our free cosmetic consultations include plenty of time with Dr. Parker, our patient care coordinator, and our imaging specialist. Once your procedure is booked, our nurse educator will meet with you for a special 1-hour pre-op education session.

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What Is My Next Step?

To meet with Dr. Parker and his team in Paramus, New Jersey, and learn more about scarless male breast reduction and other options for gynecomastia, request a free cosmetic consultation using our online form or call (201) 967-1212 for an appointment.