How to Get Rid of Gynecomastia

Gynecomastia Atlantic County

March 13, 2022


Gynecomastia is a condition that affects a significant number of men but is rarely talked about because it stirs up feelings of embarrassment and anxiety. Some men are so negatively affected by gynecomastia, they are desperate for a solution.

Gynecomastia surgery is a safe and simple option for men who want to get rid of gynecomastia and improve the appearance of their chest.

At Cornerstone Plastic Surgery and Aesthetic Medicine, Dr. Fred Coville, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgeon, provides comprehensive information and effective treatment for men with gynecomastia.

What Exactly is Gynecomastia? 

Gynecomastia refers to the enlargement of the breast tissue in males, which gives the breasts a feminine shape. It is a condition that can affect men of any age but often starts during the adolescent years.

Most cases of gynecomastia that appear during adolescence resolve without the need for medical intervention, but there are times when the condition does not go away. Older men may also develop gynecomastia in response to factors such as, hormone imbalance, certain types of medication, obesity, and steroid use.

Since gynecomastia is the result of extra breast tissue, exercise will not improve the condition. Gynecomastia can affect one or both breasts and may cause them to look uneven.

How Can You Get Rid of Gynecomastia? 

Gynecomastia surgery or male breast reduction surgery is the go-to solution for enlarged breast tissue in males. Removing the excess breast tissue makes the chest flatter and improves contours, giving the chest a more masculine shape.

What To Expect From Male Breast Reduction

Male breast reduction surgery is an outpatient procedure that may be performed under intravenous sedation or general anesthesia.

The incision for male breast reduction surgery is typically made around the areola, the pigmented area that surrounds the nipple. Since the incision is made along the edge of the areola, the scars are inconspicuous after surgery.

Liposuction is sometimes performed alongside male breast reduction surgery to remove fatty tissue in the breast. The liposuction technique used will depend on the amount of fat that needs to be removed.

Patients generally have to wear a compression garment for 3-4 weeks after surgery to help minimize swelling and support the treated area during recovery.

The final results of gynecomastia surgery can take anywhere from 3-6 months to show.

Schedule your consultation with Dr. Coville today and develop
a custom plan to reach your unique aesthetic goals!


Are You a Good Candidate For Gynecomastia? 

If you have enlarged breast tissue that makes you feel uncomfortable and have not been able to address it with other treatments, you may be a good candidate for gynecomastia. You should also be in good health and not have any medical conditions that could affect healing.

Gynecomastia surgery can be truly transformative and life-changing. Most men who undergo the procedure are satisfied with the results and agree that it is the best decision they ever made.

If you have gynecomastia and would like to correct it, male breast reduction surgery can give you the flatter, more masculine chest you desire. It will also help you get your confidence back and feel comfortable again.


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Take the Next Step – Request a Consultation 

Are you ready to get rid of gynecomastia? Schedule a consultation with Cornerstone Plastic Surgery to learn more! 

Cornerstone Plastic Surgery has two premier locations in Linwood and Tom’s River, NJ.