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Although there are many causes of Gynecomastia it can be treated with a one-time surgical procedure. The male breast reduction procedure is a commonly practiced surgery involving removing glandular breast tissue to effectively break down and reduce excess tissue from the breast area.

Am I a Male Breast Reduction Candidate?

There are multiple reasons you may be considering a male breast reduction. If your reasons match the following, you may be a candidate for male breast reduction surgery.

  • If you are reluctant to remove your shirt in public, to swim, to participate in sports, or to exercise at a gym.
  • If you want to improve your overall body proportions.
  • If you experience psychological discomfort associated with male breasts.

What Does the Recovery After a Male Breast Reduction Look Like at Your Bel Air & Lutherville Locations?

Recovery time varies per individual. Usually, if stitches are necessary they will be dissolved in about three weeks’ time, and while there may still be some swelling or bruising one can usually return to his normal lifestyle within two or three weeks.


Dr. Brent Birely is a board-certified plastic surgeon with offices in Lutherville and Bel Air, serving patients from Baltimore, Towson, Columbia, Westminster, and other Maryland cities. He is a very well regarded leader in cosmetic surgery and patient safety, and specializes in procedures including breast augmentation, tummy tuck, mommy makeover, facelift, and body lifting procedures after weight loss.

*The content/images on this website are not a guarantee of individual results. Individual results may vary. The information provided on this site is for general informational purposes only and does not replace the need for a formal consultation with a plastic and reconstructive surgeon before undergoing a surgical procedure or skin care treatment.

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