Gynecomastia (Male Breast Reduction)

Male Breast Reduction / Gynecomastia

Ottawa Male Breast Reduction is a service that has become increasingly popular. Gynecomastia is a condition of over-developed or enlarged breasts in men, is common in men of any age. It can be the result of hormonal changes, heredity conditions, disease or the use of certain drugs.

What is Male Breast Reduction Surgery

Male Breast Reduction is a procedure that helps to reduce the size of breasts in men who suffer from gynecomastia, which is an enlargement of the male breast tissue due to hormone imbalance. This procedure can help to reduce the size of the breasts and restore a more masculine appearance. The procedure is typically done under local anesthesia and involves liposuction and/or excision of the enlarged breast tissue. The end result is a more masculine chest contour and improved selfconfidence.

Male Breast Reduction can be life changing for men who have been affected by gynecomastia. Not only does it help to improve their physical appearance, but it can also help to boost selfconfidence and selfesteem. With this procedure, men can feel comfortable wearing tighter fitting clothing and feel more confident in their appearance. Male Breast Reduction can be a great way to help restore a more masculine chest contour and improve the quality of life for men with gynecomastia.

Gynecomastia is characterized by:

  • Excess localized fat
  • Excess glandular tissue development
  • A combination of both excess fat and glandular tissue
  • Gynecomastia may be present unilaterally (one breast) or bilaterally (both breasts)


The Benefits of Male Breast Reduction

Male breast reduction surgery is a valuable and highly beneficial procedure that can help men achieve a more masculine physique and comfort in their own skin. This procedure, also referred to as gynecomastia surgery, can be lifechanging for those who suffer from enlarged male breasts. With this procedure, men can enjoy the confidence and improved selfimage that comes with having a chest they can feel proud of.

The biggest benefit of male breast reduction surgery is the dramatic improvement in the shape of the chest. By removing excess fatty tissue, glandular tissue, and skin, the surgeon can create a more toned and masculine look. The results of the surgery vary, but many men are able to achieve a flatter and firmer chest, which can make a huge difference in their selfconfidence.

Another perk of the surgery is that it can help men avoid the discomfort and embarrassment of having enlarged male breasts. Gynecomastia can be an uncomfortable condition, both physically and emotionally, and the surgery can help men regain their comfort and confidence. The procedure can also help men avoid the need to wear bulky clothing or layers to hide their chest.

Finally, male breast reduction surgery is a relatively safe and straightforward procedure. With the right surgeon and detailed aftercare, patients can look forward to a successful outcome with minimal risk of complication. In addition, since the procedure is completely tailored to the individual patient, men can rest assured that their results will be exactly what they were hoping for.

Overall, male breast reduction surgery is an excellent option for men looking to achieve a more masculine physique and improved selfconfidence. With the help of a qualified surgeon, men can look forward to a successful outcome and a more toned and attractive chest.



The ability to have your consultation and surgery in our state-of-the-art clinic provides exceptional privacy compared to a public hospital.  Gynecomastia is performed regularly at our Private Ottawa clinic and our surgeons have the training and experience to deliver consistent, exceptional results.


Frequently Asked Questions

Is gynecomastia surgery right for me?

Gynecomastia surgery is a highly individualized procedure and you should do it for yourself, not to fulfill someone else’s desires or to try to fit any sort of ideal image.

This procedure is a good option for you if:

  • You are physically healthy and of relatively normal weight
  • You have realistic expectations
  • Your breast development has stabilized
  • You are bothered by the feeling that your breasts are too large

Adolescents may benefit from surgery, although secondary procedures may be needed in the future should breast development continue.

Am I a candidate for this procedure?

Surgical correction of gynecomastia is best performed on:

  • Men whose condition cannot be corrected through alternative medical treatments
  • Healthy individuals who do not have a life-threatening illness or medical conditions that can impair healing
  • Non-smokers and non-drug users
  • Men with a positive outlook and specific goals in mind for improving the physical symptoms of gynecomastia

What causes gynecomastia?

Gynecomastia is typically caused by an imbalance of hormones, such as an increase in estrogen or a decrease in testosterone. Other causes include certain medications, health conditions, and the use of recreational drugs.

Is gynecomastia permanent?

In some cases, gynecomastia can be permanent. However, in many cases, the condition can be treated and reversed.

What are the risks associated with gynecomastia surgery?

The risks associated with gynecomastia surgery include infection, bleeding, scarring, and changes in sensation in the chest area.

How long does it take to recover from gynecomastia surgery?

It typically takes about 46 weeks to recover from male breast reduction surgery.

What should I expect after the surgery?

After the surgery, you should expect some swelling, soreness, bruising, and redness in the chest area.

How long do the results of male breast reduction surgery last?

The results of gynecomastia surgery are typically longlasting.

Are there any non-surgical treatments for gynecomastia?

Yes, there are nonsurgical treatments for gynecomastia, such as hormone therapy, diet and exercise, and medical therapies.