As the years go on, new and exciting plastic surgery techniques become widespread, providing patients with more options to find the best cosmetic procedure for their needs. In the case of male breast enlargement, I am proud to be able to offer my patients more than one surgical method to help rejuvenate their appearance and boost their self-esteem. Today, I wanted to discuss two cosmetic surgery procedures that can help men treat the appearance of “man boobs” once and for all: liposuction and male breast reduction surgery.

There is no nonsurgical treatment or procedure that will be able to effectively address male breast enlargement, but patients may have multiple options. Liposuction alone may be able to help some men achieve a flatter, more masculine chest contour. During the procedure, excess pockets of fat are safely removed from the chest. And while this procedure method can be highly successful for some patients, it will not necessarily be an answer for everyone.

Because true gynecomastia results from excess glandular tissue in the chest area (and not simply excess fat), liposuction will only be able to help so much. Male breast reduction surgery works by removing this extra tissue, as well as fat and loose skin in some cases, while recontouring the appearance of the chest. Once removed, this tissue will not return, meaning the results from male breast reduction procedures can last a lifetime.

In the following video, I discuss how I utilize both liposuction and male breast reduction surgery to help my patients who experience male breast enlargement:

Plastic surgery for men is more in-demand than ever, and for good reason. It’s certainly great to see male patients use the resources available to them, including cosmetic surgery, to help improve their appearance and self-confidence. For more information or if you would like to schedule a plastic surgery consultation, please contact me, Dr. David Whiteman, at Southern Plastic Surgery. Don’t forget to follow along with us on Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok for additional videos, tips, news, and so much more.