Male Breast Reduction Options

What Is

Male Breast Reduction Surgery

Male breast reduction to remove the excess fat and/or glandular tissue is the only permanent treatment option for gynecomastia. You will be pleased to know that in the hands of an experienced board certified plastic surgeon, the surgery and recovery are typically quick with minimal discomfort—and scars are virtually undetectable after they heal, even without a shirt on. Having performed more than 20,000 plastic surgery procedures since 1988 in Hawaii alone, board certified plastic surgeon Dr. S. Larry Schlesinger is considered a leading authority on male breast reduction surgery and offers several different surgical options.


Liposuction for Male Breast Reduction

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In the majority of cases, Dr. Schlesinger can achieve an attractive, firm and flat chest using liposuction. Through a tiny incision located in the armpit, he can remove all of the excess fat and 60-100% of the glandular tissue, all the while sculpting a natural contour to the chest. The incisions are so small that there are no stitches to be removed, and scarring is often impossible for others to detect—all they see is an attractive, masculine chest shape.

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Why traditional liposuction is best for removing male breast tissue

Unfortunately, not all liposuction is the same. Traditional liposuction does an excellent job of removing fatty tissue and a reasonable job of removing some glandular tissue. Newer forms of liposuction such as VASER, Smart, Laser, etc. can remove fat, but no better than traditional liposuction. However, when it comes to removing glandular tissue, these new technologies do a terrible job. They harden the tissue (almost like concrete), fail to remove it, and make secondary attempts at removing it very difficult. (As a side note, there’s no scientific evidence to back up claims that these brand-name lipo technologies tighten skin.)

Moreover, no “smart” technology can override a surgeon’s skill; your results are always dependent on your plastic surgeon’s experience, surgical skill, and ability to understand and achieve your goals. Therefore, Dr. Schlesinger only uses traditional liposuction during male breast reduction.

Tissue Excision For Larger Male Breast Reduction

Patients with a large amount of glandular tissue occasionally need to have tissue manually removed, or excised, in addition to undergoing liposuction. In this case, Dr. Schlesinger will make a small incision at the bottom edge of the nipple or areola, so it is hidden by the natural borders of these features once healed. In a small number of cases, particularly following excessive weight loss, he may also make a slightly longer incision to remove excess skin.

If tissue excision is most likely to help you get your desired results, Dr. Schlesinger will discuss this with you during your consultation and help you understand what to expect.

We Take Extra Steps To Protect Your Health

Unfortunately, male breast cancer is a reality. The American Cancer Society estimates that over 2,500 men are diagnosed with breast cancer each year, and about 480 die from it. Dr. Schlesinger takes your health seriously. While gynecomastia alone does not raise risk for male breast cancer, other risk factors, such as hormonal disorders and obesity, may raise risk. Dr. Schlesinger always sends glandular tissue he removes to pathology for screening, just to be sure the tissue is healthy.

Revision Of Previous Male Breast Reduction Surgery

Patients who are unhappy with the outcome of a previous male breast reduction procedure with another surgeon often turn to Dr. Schlesinger to help them correct problems and achieve the results they are hoping for. Dr. Schlesinger is one of the most experienced plastic surgeons in Hawaii with revision gynecomastia procedures and can often find a solution when other providers cannot.

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Why Choose Dr. Schlesinger?

When choosing a plastic surgeon to perform your male breast reduction, one should always choose a Board Certified plastic surgeon that has the privilege to do male breast reductions at a local hospital. Cosmetic surgeries, including male breast reductions, are usually done in surgicenters, and not in hospitals. S. Larry Schlesinger, MD, FACS is a Board-Certified plastic surgeon with cosmetic surgery privileges at Queen’s Hospital, but he performs most surgeries at his new surgicenter at Hale Pawaa. Dr. Schlesinger is a graduate of the Medical College of Virginia and has received awards in the form of Hawaii Medical Association Physician of the Year, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, and even received the Patients’ Choice and Compassionate Doctor certifications.

Schedule Your Consultation

To learn more regarding your options as a Hawaii male breast reduction patient, contact our Plastic Surgery Center today at (808) 597-8835 to schedule an initial consultation at our office in Honolulu. S. Larry Schlesinger, MD, FACS will be glad to speak with potential Hawaii male breast reduction patients during that time.

More than 28k+ patients worldwide have placed their trust in Dr. Schlesinger.

  • Steve
    Real Patient
    5 Star Review

    I struggled with gynecomastia my whole life and the procedure to get it removed went better than I ever imaged. My confidence and overall demeanor skyrocketed and I feel like a brand new person. Dr. Schlesinger and his staff were so kind, understanding, and respectful during the whole process and I strongly recommend going with them for whatever procedure you may be looking for. My only regret is not getting it done sooner!

  • Dan C.
    Real Patient
    5 Star Review

    Being a man and having gynecomastia can be very embarrassing but his office and staff always made me feel very comfortable about the procedure that I needed to have done. It’s been a few months since my surgery and I’m very happy with the results, I can no longer feel embarrassed about taking off my shirt or going to the beach. The psychological relief has made all the difference in the world. Thank you Dr Schlesinger.

  • Imi
    Real Patient
    5 Star Review

    I got gynecomastia surgery from Dr. Schlesinger in August and it was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. If you are still debating on if you should do it or not, look no further! Dr Schlesinger is your guy.

  • JS
    Real Patient
    5 Star Review

    I cannot begin to express my satisfaction with the entire staff at Dr. Schlesinger’s office. From the very first consultation to our last post-op appointment, they have been nothing but courteous, professional, and helpful throughout the entire process. From keeping in contact, to answering all of our questions promptly, and following up with us post surgery, they are by far one of the best medical staff we had the pleasure of working with.

  • Jeremy
    Real Patient
    5 Star Review

    Dr. Schlesinger and his staff are true professionals. I had Gynecomastia surgery 2 weeks ago and I cannot be anymore happy with the results (fast and painless). I highly recommend him for anyone looking to have this procedure.

  • NS
    Real Patient
    5 Star Review

    Dr. Larry is honestly the best when it comes to gynocomastia surgery for men! From the consultation to the post-op follow ups, he and his staff have been nothing but helpful and professional. The surgery itself was quick and easy, with a short downtime afterward. You can’t beat the results!

  • Jerry
    Real Patient
    5 Star Review

    Anyone considering gynecomastia surgery should go to Dr. Schlesinger. The process is not as bad as you would imagine, and the staff is amazing. I am very happy with my surgery.

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