Male Breast Reduction

For some men, having overly large breasts—a condition called gynecomastia—is an embarrassing problem. When seeking an effective, long-term solution, many men have chosen male breast reduction near Baltimore or Columbia, MD, at Sinno Center for Plastic Surgery’s Westminster and Ellicott City offices. Dr. Fady Sinno and his team strive to be sensitive, discreet, and to provide a quality healthcare experience.

About Gynecomastia

Approximately 40 to 60% of men are affected to varying degrees by gynecomastia. It can even be isolated to one side of the chest. It frequently occurs without any known cause, though it may be related to hormonal abnormalities, certain drugs or prescription medications, or obesity.

If you are a man with excessively large breasts, male breast reduction surgery can create a flatter, more masculine looking contour for your chest. Potential alternatives to this procedure include:

  • Weight loss
  • Exercise
  • Change in medication
  • Elimination of steroid use
  • A standard mastectomy

What to Expect

The operation takes place at Sinno Center for Plastic Surgery on an outpatient basis. Dr. Sinno will discuss with you the type of anesthesia to use, which depends on the extent of your surgery. Local anesthesia, combined with a sedative, allows you to remain awake but very relaxed. With a general anesthetic, you will be asleep throughout the procedure.

Sometimes liposuction using an ultrasonic machine is sufficient to treat the entire breast. In many cases, a small additional incision is needed in addition to liposuction. If this is the case, the incision is made either under your arm or at the edge of the areola (the dark area around your nipple). Dr. Sinno may also have to cut away the excess breast tissue. In some cases, excess skin may have to be removed so that the remaining chest skin can be fixed firmly to your new chest contour.

Testimonials

  • “I am incredibly happy with the results of my mammoplasty! The results have far exceeded my expectations. Dr. Sinno was very knowledgeable, professional, and transparent with me about the procedure. Dr. Sinno and his staff are incredible and are always a pleasure to work with! They provide excellent personalized care and I was very impressed with the surgery center.”

    – Patient Review on Vitals

  • “Dr. Sinno, is caring, intuitive, and extremely skilled. He is more interested in producing an artistic, natural, and beautiful result than in simply making money. I consider him to be one of the most ethical and professional plastic surgeons in the region. I highly, highly recommend.”

    – TriciaLeanne

  • “I have been going to Dr Sinno for more than 15 yrs, I had 3 surgeries, He has the best bedside manner & his professionalism is beyond anyone I met! I Love my results. He is truly an artist. I can’t say enough about him, I HIGHLY recommend him.”

    – Rbsbeauty

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Male Breast Reduction Recovery

Right After Surgery

  • You will go home several hours after the procedure.
  • Your chest will be covered with a light gauze dressing.
  • A specialized elasticized chest vest is placed over your chest to aid in the healing process. You will wear this for 2 to 3 weeks. It can be worn discreetly under your clothing.
  • A small tube, called a drain, may be used to help drain off excess fluids (a normal result of surgery) for several days. Staff at the Sinno Center for Plastic Surgery will give you instructions on how to care for the drain.
  • Expect minor discomfort for a couple of days. You can take prescribed pain medication to manage this.
  • Sleep or lie only on your back for the first week. Try to avoid sleeping on your side. Use pillows to elevate and support your head and back to help reduce swelling.

Discomfort, Swelling & Bruising

  • The surgery will cause you to be swollen and bruised for several weeks.
  • Bruising and swelling will slowly disappear. It may take 4 to 6 months for all swelling to fade completely. Try to be patient.
  • You can take prescribed pain medication to manage the minor discomfort you may experience.

Follow-Up Appointments

  • The gauze dressing or elastic bandage will be removed on your first office visit with Dr. Sinno after surgery.
  • You can take a shower or bath 24 hours after surgery, even with the drains in place. A staff member will give you specific instructions for handling your bandages and drains while bathing.
  • Stitches are usually the absorbable type.

Returning to Daily Life

  • Try to start walking around a few hours after your surgery.
  • Return to work when you feel ready. For most men, this is within 1 to 3 days.
  • Hold off on sexual activity for 1 to 2 weeks.
  • Avoid heavy or strenuous exercise, including lifting, for at least 3 weeks.
  • For at least a month, stay clear of any tasks, job, or sports where you might be hit in the chest.
  • Be careful of sunlight exposure while healing. Your scars, though placed inconspicuously, will be highly sensitive to the sun for at least a year. Use SPF 15 or higher whenever you go outside.

What You Might Notice

  • Each side of your chest may heal at a different rate. One may be more swollen; one may feel less comfortable than the other; or the shapes may look different at first. When fully recovered, your chest will look flat, firm and natural.
  • You may feel tired or “wiped out” for several weeks. Listen to your body and only do what you can. Don’t push yourself.
  • You may see a small amount of fluid draining from your surgical incisions. Some crusting is normal. If you have bleeding or intense pain, call us.
  • Your chest will probably ache occasionally for a few weeks.
  • There may be some hardness under the skin.

Results

Results of your chest reduction are long-lasting. However, if you gain excessive weight, or use certain drugs, you may notice an increase in your breast size again.

More Services for Men

In addition to male breast reduction, Dr. Sinno tailors many popular cosmetic procedures to the male physique and facial features to improve your appearance while ensuring you still look masculine.

Dr. Sinno has more than a decade of experience performing plastic surgery for men and can help you understand which, if any, are realistic options for you. You might consider one or more of the following procedures:

Dr. Fady Sinno

Meet Dr. Fady Sinno

Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Fady Sinno provides individual attention and personal care to each of his patients. His warm, personal approach and exceptional results make him a top choice for Baltimore, MD, area men and women who want to look and feel their best.

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Next Steps

Are you ready to find out more about male breast reduction surgery in the Baltimore or Columbia, MD, areas? Request your consultation online or call us at  (410) 884-4200 (Ellicott City) or (410) 751-2348 (Westminster).

A Reputation Built on Results

You deserve the highest caliber of service, care, and results, and at Sinno Center for Plastic Surgery, we're committed to providing all that and more. But don't take our word for it—see for yourself what our actual patients have to say about their experiences with us.

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Google
5.0/5
Oct 11, 2021
Google Etna Interactive
Dr. Sinno and staff are simply amazing. The entire office makes you feel like you are the only person they are focusing on. No one rushes you while making decisions, everyone gives great advice and really listens to understand what you are looking for. I'm generally a very anxious person, but even on my surgery day they made me feel like I was walking into a spa and not into a 4 hour surgery. I fell asleep with a smile and I'm pretty sure I woke up with a smile on my face. My post op visits have been just as perfect as the rest of the experience and my results are nothing short of perfect. I would recommend Dr. Sinno without hesitation to anybody and I would go back myself as well.
HealthGrades
5.0/5
Sep 3, 2021
HealthGrades Etna Interactive
The Dr. Sinno and his staff are superbl!!! They are very professional, kind, caring and go out of their way to make you feel comfortable and informed. Dr. Sinno himself is an AMAZING plastic surgeon. When I look at my before and after pictures I think Dr. Sinno is a magician! Once I met with Dr. Sinno for a consultation I knew I wasn't going anywhere else and I cancelled the other consultation I had scheduled. Dr. Sinno was so easy to talk to, he listened to what I had to say and explained everything to me in a way that I could understand. Dr. Sinno performed a breast reduction with lift and a tummy tuck with lipo - the results are beyond words, amazing! I was very surprised that the scaring is very minimal. Just goes to show how great of a plastic surgeon Dr. Sinno is. The team took excellent care of me from consultation through all of my follow up visits. I want to thank everyone (Dr. Sinno, Rima, Tayra and the ladies in the surgery center) for the wonderful care I received.
RateMDs
5.0/5
Sep 2, 2021
RateMDs Etna Interactive
The Dr. Sinno and his staff are superbl!!! They are very professional, kind, caring and go out of their way to make you feel comfortable and informed. Dr. Sinno himself is an AMAZING plastic surgeon. When I look at my before and after pictures I think Dr. Sinno is a magician! Once I met with Dr. Sinno for a consultation I knew I wasn't going anywhere else and I cancelled the other consultation I had scheduled. Dr. Sinno was so easy to talk to, he listened to what I had to say and explained everything to me in a way that I could understand. Dr. Sinno performed a breast reduction with lift and a tummy tuck with lipo - the results are beyond words, amazing! I was very surprised that the scaring is very minimal. Just goes to show how great of a plastic surgeon Dr. Sinno is. The team took excellent care of me from consultation through all of my follow up visits. I want to thank everyone (Dr. Sinno, Rima, Tayra and the ladies in the surgery center) for the wonderful care I received. If I could I would shout from the roof tops how pleased I am with my results and the care I received from Dr. Sinno and his staff I would. I highly recommend Dr Sinno. I am beyond thrilled with my results and so happy I chose him as my surgeon.
Vitals
5.0/5
Sep 2, 2021
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The Dr. Sinno and his staff are superbl!!! They are very professional, kind, caring and go out of their way to make you feel comfortable and informed. Dr. Sinno himself is an AMAZING plastic surgeon. When I look at my before and after pictures I think Dr. Sinno is a magician! Once I met with Dr. Sinno for a consultation I knew I wasn't going anywhere else and I cancelled the other consultation I had scheduled. Dr. Sinno was so easy to talk to, he listened to what I had to say and explained everything to me in a way that I could understand. Dr. Sinno performed a breast reduction with lift and a tummy tuck with lipo - the results are beyond words, amazing! I was very surprised that the scaring is very minimal. Just goes to show how great of a plastic surgeon Dr. Sinno is. The team took excellent care of me from consultation through all of my follow up visits. I want to thank everyone (Dr. Sinno, Rima, Tayra and the ladies in the surgery center) for the wonderful care I received. If I could I would shout from the roof tops how pleased I am with my results and the care I received from Dr. Sinno and his staff I would. I highly recommend Dr Sinno. I am beyond thrilled with my results and so happy I chose him as my surgeon.
Google
5.0/5
Aug 19, 2021
Google Etna Interactive
ABSOLUTELY WELL WORTH THE WAIT!!! Dr Sinno and his team are knowledgeable and friendly! I am ecstatic over my results! Thank you Dr. Sinno, Rima * Tayra!!!
Google
5.0/5
Aug 7, 2021
Google Etna Interactive
Dr. Sinno is one of the most caring plastic Surgeons I have had the pleasure of meeting. His staff is no different and will go the length to assist you in any possible way. A coworker recommended him to me when I needed breast reduction surgery. After meeting him for consultation I knew he is the right surgeon for me. And he did an excellent job! Thank you Dr. Sinno, and staff for being who you are, and making me happy. God bless you all. You are the Best
Google
5.0/5
Jul 1, 2021
Google Etna Interactive
My experience with Dr. Sinno and his team have been great. I am completely satisfied with my results and my only regret is not seeing Dr. Sinno sooner. I haven’t been happy with my initial breast implants for many years and went to several consults. After my consult with Dr. Sinno, I knew I would be in great hands. He explained everything in a way that was easy to understand yet still comprehensive. He was patient with all my questions and was never condescending. He really listened to me and what I was looking to achieve. He explained everything clearly including possible risks. I really appreciate his honesty and attention to detail. I highly recommend Dr Sinno. I am thrilled with my results and so happy I chose him as my surgeon. Thank you to Dr Sinno and his team! It was totally worth it.
Vitals
5.0/5
Jun 11, 2021
Vitals Etna Interactive
My experience with Dr. Sinno and his staff has been very positive. I highly recommend Dr. Sinno. He is an excellent, talented plastic surgeon. In 2009 he performed an upper eyelid surgery and I was very pleased with the results. So, when I decided to get a facelift in 2019, I again decided to go to Dr. Sinno. Dr. Sinno and his staff are very professional, kind, and caring. They made me feel comfortable and at ease. He did an amazing job. I look natural and years younger than I imagined. I am extremely happy with the results of both surgeries. Dr. Sinno and his staff went above and beyond my expectations in both service and results.
RateMDs
5.0/5
Jun 8, 2021
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Absolute perfection! I underwent a breast augmentation with Dr. Sinno. I waited years for this and I'm beyond satisfied with my experience and beyond thrilled with my results. Dr. Sinno and his staff listened to my expectations and from the very first consultation visit were so welcoming, professional, and knowledgeable. My breast augmentation results are absolutely perfect. I cannot express enough how incredibly happy I am that I chose Dr. Sinno and his practice.
HealthGrades
5.0/5
Jun 8, 2021
HealthGrades Etna Interactive
Absolute perfection! I underwent a breast augmentation with Dr. Sinno. I waited years for this and I'm beyond satisfied with my experience and beyond thrilled with my results. Dr. Sinno and his staff listened to my expectations and from the very first consultation visit were so welcoming, professional, and knowledgeable. My breast augmentation results are absolutely perfect. I cannot express enough how incredibly happy I am that I chose Dr. Sinno and his practice.
Google
5.0/5
May 4, 2021
Google Etna Interactive
Dr. Sinno and his entire staff are top notch. They will go out of their way to make you feel comfortable and informed. They take amazing care of me from start to finish and during follow ups. Excellent service and excellent results.
Google
5.0/5
Apr 28, 2021
Google Etna Interactive
Dr. Sinno and staff are the best! I was 100% satisfied with the support I had from them before, during and after my surgery! I received a tummy tuck with lipo and the results are life changing! I am only 2 weeks post op and loving my new body! I couldn’t thank Dr.Sinno and the staff enough for everything!!!! Love them and would go back in a heartbeat
Google
5.0/5
Apr 28, 2021
Google Etna Interactive
where to even start! i got a labiaplasty at dr. sinnos office on a whim right before I moved and they were able to fit me in before I moved with enough time for the post surgery check ups. Dr. Sinno is super knowledgeable in the labiaplasty procedure and I took a long time researching it. This had actually been a surgery I was wanting and avidly researching since I was 12 years old. Thank you to the entire staff and Dr. Sinno, they did everything to make me feel comfortable and happy the entire time. I definitely recommend him for labiaplasty especially if you’re looking for a wedge labiaplasty. if you want to see the healing process i posted it on his realself!
Google
5.0/5
Apr 15, 2021
Google Etna Interactive
Dr. Sinno and entire staff make cosmetic procedures a most pleasant experience. I also received recommendations on a skin care/anti-aging regime, and I have been happy with that as well. Their after care/follow-up with their patients is also excellent. I would entrust Dr. Sinno in any of my future plastic surgeries. He delivers amazing results!
Google
5.0/5
Apr 6, 2021
Google Etna Interactive
I had scheduled consultations with two surgeons, Dr. Sinno being my first. After meeting him and his staff, I cancelled the other consult. My experience exceeded my expectations. The staff is very welcoming, compassionate and clearly take pride in what they do. Dr. Sinno was very patient, answered all of my questions, addressed all of my concerns and truly put me at ease. The day of my procedure was picture perfect. Everything went well and according to plan. I am so pleased with my choice with Sinno Center for Plastic Surgery. Thank you Dr. Sinno and staff for caring so much!
Google
5.0/5
Mar 22, 2021
Google Etna Interactive
Was in need of a breast augmentation after much volume loss after extended breastfeeding. Through a family member's recommendation, I scheduled a consult with Dr. Sinno. He was the second plastic surgeon I received a consultation with and he exceeded my expectations from the very first visit. His bedside manner was so down to earth, nice, respectable, and knowledgable. He took my concerns seriously and gave me above and beyond the results I wanted. His staff is so gracious and just as compassionate as he is. I felt at home and that I had a good surgical team taking care of me before, during, and after my procedure. My procedure was on a Friday and my post-op was scheduled for the Monday following. One of the nurses called me on Saturday on her personal cell phone just to check up on me and give me helpful advice. I have never experienced this type of excellent treatment from any medical team before. They are committed to their patients. For anyone afraid or skeptical of certain procedures, Dr. Sinno and his team will comfort you, work with you, and make you feel right at home. I would recommend him to anyone!
Google
5.0/5
Mar 4, 2021
Google Etna Interactive
Full disclosure: I consulted with 3 plastic surgery practices in Howard County before choosing the Sinno Center. I wanted to make sure I made the best decision with as little bias as possible. I have nothing but nice things to say about the Sinno Center. From the moment I walked in I had a good feeling. Dr. Sinno is a brilliant, extremely talented surgeon. The staff is just as amazing; they know their stuff, and they've been there for years which was very important to me. Dr. Sinno did an excellent job. They are always very responsive, professional, and polite. I would not hesitate for a second to recommend the Sinno Center to anyone contemplating plastic surgery of any kind. Thank you SO much Dr. Sinno, Justine, Rima, Tayra and everyone else at the Sinno Center! One of the best decisions I've ever made in my life.
Google
5.0/5
Feb 3, 2021
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Dr. Sinno and his staff are the absolute BEST! Everyone there are polite and friendly. His office is very clean and professional. The entire team is clearly dedicated to providing outstanding service! I see Dr. Sinno for Dysport injections. He always takes the time to do a thorough consultation. He really listens to me so he understands what I’m hoping to accomplish during my visit. He makes his recommendations in a way I can really understand him too. He is very easy to talk to and before I know it, my visit is over. I love my results!!! 100% I recommend!!!
Google
5.0/5
Jan 30, 2021
Google Etna Interactive
Dr. Sinno and his entire team are amazing, personable and extremely knowledgeable. They take you step by step to ensure your comfortable with your decisions, never making you feel rushed or pressured. The day of my surgery I felt 100% at ease in knowing that I was in good hands. Dr. Sinno is an extremely proud perfectionist at his craft. I'm 100% happy with my decision and happy I chose the Sinno Center. I"ll forever be a part of the SInno Family. Crystal Smith
Google
5.0/5
Jan 29, 2021
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Dr.Sinno is AMAZING!!!!! I could go on and on...I would recommend him to anyone who wants a doctor who builds a trusting relationship with you. He listens to exactly what you want and delivers above and beyond! You can tell he takes extreme pride in his work and it shows. Every single staff member is so incredibly friendly, knowledgeable and caring!!! Their office is always so clean and welcoming. TRULY THE BEST IN TOWN!
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