Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
122 East Ridgewood Ave
Paramus, NJ 07652
Phone: (201) 967-1212
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Tuesday, Thursday: 9:00 a.m.–7 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m.–2 p.m. (medical spa only)
Male Breast Reduction
A male chest lift at our Paramus, New Jersey, practice restores a flatter, firmer & more masculine chest for men experiencing severe gynecomastia. Dr. Parker removes excess fat, glandular tissue, and sagging skin.
Cost & Recovery
- $6,300 to $14,475*
- Most patients return to work & daily activity within several days
- Chest lifts are common among men after significant weight loss
- More extensive sagging may require incisions around the nipple/areola or vertical “lollipop” incisions
- Patients with good skin contraction may see good results with liposuction alone**
- 21,407 men had cosmetic surgery for gynecomastia in 2019***
*Refer to our Pricing page for details
**Results may vary
***Statistical information listed here is drawn from 2019 The Aesthetic Society data
Before & After Photos
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Dr. Parker performs male chest breast reduction in Paramus, NJ, for men who need to reduce enlarged male breasts and achieve masculine chest contours. Men who have lost significant amounts of weight or male patients with severe gynecomastia may need this procedure to remove excess skin.
- Liposuction Only
- Incision Options for Excess Skin Removal
- Ideal Candidates for Male Breast Reduction
- Male Breast Reduction Surgery
- Recovery After Male Breast Reduction
The skin of younger male patients has a tremendous capability to contract once the bulk of the underlying breast is reduced. For this reason, except in cases of dramatic skin excess, Dr. Parker usually reduces the volume of the breast first with chest liposuction, without removing any skin, even in patients with relative skin excess.
Before & After: Chest Liposuction Only*
Once the patient’s surgical result has stabilized, usually 6 months to 1 year post-operatively, the need for any skin removal can be reassessed. We often see that sufficient skin retraction has occurred, and the need for skin removal is no longer necessary, thus avoiding the creation of additional scarring. If skin removal is deemed necessary, it is usually less than would have been performed if it were done at the time of the original surgery. This “staged” approach to skin removal is also useful if Dr. Parker is uncertain about the need for skin removal when evaluating the patient initially.
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.
Incision Options for Excess Skin Removal
In some patients, the skin excess is so significant that the need for some type of skin removal can be predicted with confidence by Dr. Parker when evaluating the patient at the initial consultation. When this is necessary, removal of excess skin is performed in a “graded” approach.
Patients with a moderate amount of skin excess have their excess skin removed using a circular periareolar incision. This leaves a scar around the areola only, which typically heals well because of the color differential between the darker areola and the lighter surrounding skin.
In patients with larger skin excess, it may be necessary to add a vertical component to the periareolar skin incision, using what is termed a circumvertical skin incision. The leaves a “lollipop” type scar on the breast. Normally, this scar fades over time to the color of the surrounding skin.
Patients with even more skin need the incision extended outwardly along the inframammary crease. This allows removal of a substantial amount of skin and leaves a somewhat “extended lollipop” type scar on the breast: this is called an extended circumvertical skin incision.
All of these incisions are carefully closed by Dr. Parker with several layers of absorbable sutures to make the resultant scarring as unnoticeable as possible. Using today’s modern techniques, it’s would be very unusual to have to leave a horizontal scar, or “anchor” incision, on a male breast.
Before & After: Peri-Areolar Chest Lift*
Male chest lift can be combined with other body procedures such as liposuction, abdominoplasty, or facial rejuvenation procedures.
About Your Procedure
Our 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.Request a Consultation Your Education Session
Ideal Candidates for Male Breast Reduction
The ideal candidates for a male chest lift procedure are healthy, emotionally stable males of any age–we have operated on patients in their teens as well as those into their 60s. Men whose skin has good elasticity are ideal, but the male chest lift can correct gynecomastia even for patients with poor skin elasticity through periareolar or circumvertical incisions, as shown in the patient below.
Before & After: Circumvertical Chest Lift*
Male Breast Reduction Surgery
Treatment is performed under either general anesthesia or intravenous sedation, monitored by our board-certified anesthesiologists, in our fully certified surgical center. The surgery takes one to two hours to perform, depending on the technique used. You will be able to go home after spending about 1 hour in our recovery room.
Recovery After Male Breast Reduction
Most patients say they feel a little sore, with some mild to moderate bruising, and swelling after a male chest lift, but pain is minimal. You will wear a snug-fitting compression garment for 1 to 3 weeks, which you can remove to shower starting the day after surgery. You should be able to return to work and normal activities of daily living within several days and light exercise can be started at one week and full exercise at 2 weeks.
Rapid Recovery Program
Our surgical procedures, anesthesia, medications, and aftercare are tailored to minimize post-operative discomfort and accelerate recuperation.Learn More