Male Breast Reduction

Procedure Snapshot

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

  • $8,500 to $13,780*
  • Most patients return to work & daily activity within several days

Quick Facts

  • 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

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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.

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.

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Liposuction Only

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*

New Jersey Gynecomastia
New Jersey Gynecomastia
This 39 year old patient was bothered by the appearance of his chest. Because he had good skin tone, Dr. Parker performed liposuction only to sculpt a flatter chest contour, removing 425 cc of fat from the right breast and 400 cc of fat from the left. He is very happy with the results.

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.

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

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.

Male periareloar mastopexy incision and scar

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.

Male circumvertical mastopexy incision and scar

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.

Male extended circumvertical mastopexy incision and scar

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*

New Jersey Gynecomastia Reduction
New Jersey Gynecomastia Reduction

Male chest lift can be combined with other body procedures such as liposuction, abdominoplasty, or facial rejuvenation procedures.

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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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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*

Before & After: Circumvertical Chest Lift
Before & After: Circumvertical Chest Lift
This 38 year old patient was concerned about sagging, excess breast skin and tissue. He had recently lost weight with diet and exercise, which exacerbated the sagging appearance. Dr. Parker performed liposuction along with a circumvertical mastopexy to remove the excess fat, skin and glandular tissue. The patient is thrilled with his appearance and has since been motivated to lose even more weight.

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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.

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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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