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Center For Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery specializes in helping men regain confidence and comfort through male breast reduction surgery, also known as gynecomastia surgery. Dr. Ringler is a highly skilled and experienced plastic surgeon dedicated to providing the highest quality care with personalized treatment plans tailored to each patient's needs.

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What Is Male Breast Reduction Surgery?

Male breast reduction surgery, or gynecomastia surgery, is a procedure designed to reduce excess breast tissue and create a more masculine chest contour. Gynecomastia is a common condition that can affect men of all ages, causing enlarged breasts due to hormonal imbalances, genetics, obesity, or certain medications. Additionally, the use of certain medications such as anti-androgens, anabolic steroids, and some antidepressants may induce breast tissue enlargement as a side effect. Substance abuse, particularly alcohol and marijuana, is also often implicated in gynecomastia development.

This surgery involves removing excess fat, glandular tissue, and, in some cases, skin to achieve a flatter, firmer, and more proportionate chest appearance.

Who Is A Candidate?

During your initial consultation, Dr. Ringler will assess your medical history, conduct a physical examination, and discuss your goals and expectations. This is an opportunity to ask any questions you may have about the procedure, recovery, and results. Ideal candidates for male breast reduction surgery are:

  • Men with stable weight who are bothered by the appearance of their breasts.
  • Non-smokers or those willing to quit smoking before and after surgery.
  • Men with realistic expectations and a positive outlook about the outcome of the surgery.
  • Those who have yet to achieve desired results through alternative treatments, such as weight loss or medication adjustment.
  • Men with excessive breast tissue, causing the breasts to appear swollen or puffy
  • Have psychological impact due to low self-esteem or embarrassment

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Surgical Procedure

On the day of the surgery, you will begin by receiving either general anesthesia or intravenous sedation to ensure your comfort and safety throughout the procedure. Dr. Ringler will then make small, carefully placed incisions around the areola or within the natural creases of the chest to minimize visible scarring. Through these incisions, he will remove excess fat using liposuction techniques, which involve inserting a thin cannula to suction out the unwanted fat deposits. If necessary, glandular tissue and skin will also be excised to address more substantial breast enlargement and achieve a flatter chest.

After removing the excess tissue, Dr. Ringler will meticulously sculpt the chest to create a natural, masculine contour that aligns with your body proportions. This step is crucial for ensuring a balanced and aesthetically pleasing result. Once the desired shape is achieved, the incisions are closed with sutures, and bandages are applied to protect the area and support the initial healing process.

Postoperative Care

After the surgery, you will be monitored in a recovery area and may go home the same day. A compression garment may be worn to minimize swelling; it may also be used to reduce swelling and aid in shaping the chest as it heals. Throughout the process, Dr. Ringler's expertise and attention to detail ensure you receive the best possible outcome with minimal discomfort and downtime. Follow-up appointments will be scheduled to monitor your healing process. Most patients can return to work and normal activities within a week, with more strenuous activities resuming after a few weeks as advised by Dr. Ringler.

Why Choose Dr. Steven Ringler?

A Comprehensive, Personalized Approach

Dr. Steven Ringler is renowned for his plastic surgery expertise and commitment to patient care. As a board-certified plastic surgeon with extensive experience in gynecomastia surgery, Dr. Ringler offers a high level of proficiency and knowledge. Each treatment plan is meticulously tailored to the unique needs and goals of the patient, ensuring personalized care. Our clinic is equipped with state-of-the-art technology, ensuring the highest safety standards and optimal results. Dr. Ringler and his team prioritize patient comfort with a compassionate approach, providing support and guidance throughout the entire surgical journey.

Interested in learning more? Contact Center For Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery today to schedule your male breast reduction surgery consultation.


How long does the surgery take?

Male breast reduction surgery typically takes between 1 to 3 hours, depending on the extent of the procedure.

What is the recovery time?

Most patients can return to work and light activities within a week, and full recovery takes a few weeks to three months. However, more severe cases may have a longer recovery period.

Are the results permanent?

The results of gynecomastia surgery are long-lasting, provided a stable weight and healthy lifestyle are maintained. However, significant weight gain, hormonal imbalances, or use of certain medications can cause the condition to recur.

Will there be visible scars?

Small incisions are made around the areola or within the natural creases of the chest to minimize visible scarring. Dr. Ringler takes care to place incisions in discreet locations; over time, scars will fade and become less noticeable.

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