Male Breast Reduction

Many men suffer from feminine-looking breasts, a condition known as gynecomastia. At Kaufman Plastic Surgery, gynecomastia can be corrected with male breast reduction to remove excess skin and tissue in the chest.

Why Choose Us

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At Kaufman Plastic Surgery, we perform a high volume of male breast reductions and other cosmetic surgery procedures, so you can feel confident about our technical skills and the results that can be achieved.

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Dr. David Kaufman is a board certified plastic surgeon who takes the time to customize each surgery to the unique needs of each patient.

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We’re well-known throughout the Sacramento area as a trusted plastic surgery practice, and have been serving the local community for over a decade. Most of our staff has been with us for 5 years or more, and we’ve worked with the same anesthesiologist team since 2006.

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Dr. Kaufman participates in the Maintenance of Certification® program from the American Board of Plastic Surgery, which adopts a patient-centric approach by emphasizing patient safety and surgeon professionalism.

Please call us at 916-983-9895 to schedule an appointment
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A board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Kaufman’s esteemed credentials and personal care make him a leader for cosmetic surgery in the Sacramento area.
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“ Dr. Kaufman, What a change! I still can’t believe it when I look in the mirror… I’m still myself, but it’s as if the clock got turned back 10 years! Thanks to your wonderful staff for making me feel so special… and thanks to your hard work. I’m just thrilled!”

– LJ, Granite Bay, CA

Meet Dr. Kaufman

A board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Kaufman’s esteemed credentials and personal care make him a leader for cosmetic surgery in the Sacramento area.
Learn More

“ Dr. Kaufman, What a change! I still can’t believe it when I look in the mirror… I’m still myself, but it’s as if the clock got turned back 10 years! Thanks to your wonderful staff for making me feel so special… and thanks to your hard work. I’m just thrilled!”

– LJ, Granite Bay, CA

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BEFORE AND AFTER
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What to Expect

Between 40 to 60 percent of men experience gynecomastia to varying degrees in one or both breasts, and the condition can occur at nearly any age. Gynecomastia can be separated into two categories:

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True gynecomastia involves the development of glandular breast tissue, which is typically due to a hormonal imbalance and can only be corrected with surgical removal of the tissue.

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Pseudogynecomastia is the appearance of softer contours in the male chest due to excess fatty deposits. This type of gynecomastia most often occurs as a result of weight gain.

Weight loss can also impact male breast appearance. Kaufman Plastic Surgery offers post weight loss male breast reduction to help bring out the best in your physique after reaching your target weight.

Surgery to correct gynecomastia can be performed on men of any age if they are physically and psychologically healthy, though men with elastic skin are considered the best candidates for male breast reduction surgery.

Your Consult

Before your gynecomastia surgery, you’ll schedule a consultation at Kaufman Plastic Surgery. During this visit, we’ll discuss your expectations for gynecomastia treatment, as well as the surgical approach that could work best for you. You’ll also be provided with specific instructions to follow before and after your surgery so you know exactly what your next steps should be.

Preparing for Your
Gynecomastia Surgery

If excessive glandular tissue is the cause of breast overdevelopment, Dr. Kaufman will usually choose to remove the tissue through excision. Depending on your goals and current physique, some liposuction of the chest area may be performed as well. The incision will usually be made in the underarm area or on the edge of the areola so that scarring will be inconspicuous. Major reductions that require significant removal of tissue and skin often require larger incisions, and may result in more conspicuous scars.

If your gynecomastia is caused by excessive fatty tissue, liposuction of the chest area should be effective without additional surgery. Male breast reduction via liposuction requires only a small incision for the cannula, a narrow tube used to break up and suction fat cells from the area.

Either approach for male breast reduction is generally performed under general anesthesia, and should take from 1 to 2 hours to complete.

Recovery &
Results

Recovery time will vary depending on whether liposuction or surgical excision was performed and the extent of correction needed as well as your individual circumstances. However, many men head back to work within a week or two, and return to full activity by a month following gynecomastia surgery.