Gynecomastia Surgeons Phoenix Overview

Gynecomastia creates the appearance of “male breasts,” which can make men feel less confident and embarrassed to remove their shirts. At Elite Plastic Surgery in Chandler and Phoenix, Dr. Rozbeh Torabi and Dr. Radbeh Torabi perform male breast reduction surgery for a more muscular, toned chest that can restore your confidence and self-esteem.

This reduction can help remove excess glandular tissues and trim down the size of breasts through liposuction, excision, or a combination of both procedures to attain a normal chest appearance. Every patient is different, so your specific procedural plan will be customized around your personal goals and unique body type.

At Elite Plastic Surgery, we invite you to change your life in mind, body, and spirit. Our team of compassionate and caring professionals reliably offers an elevated level of care and will be excited to become partners on your cosmetic journey. To learn more, reach out to us at our Chandler or Phoenix locations and set up your consultation today.

What Is Gynecomastia?

Gynecomastia is a medical condition that causes the chest to develop excessive breast tissue. It can affect men at any age or stage in life, though it is commonly seen in young boys going through puberty and in older men whose bodies are changing with age. While the cause of gynecomastia is unknown for many men, most doctors believe that gynecomastia is related to bodily issues like hormonal imbalance.

When you visit Elite Plastic Surgery at our welcoming Phoenix or Chandler office space, you’ll get started with a highly informative consultation. This will give your surgeon an opportunity to learn about your personal goals and perform a physical examination before helping you explore the various treatment options we offer, in addition to a full suite of advanced wellness techniques that can leave you both looking and feeling your best.

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The Causes of Gynecomastia

Large breasts may cause psychological distress in men by impacting their masculine figures. Male breast reduction can help you by trimming down this over-developed breast tissue, restoring your masculine chest size and contours. While there is no definitive cause for all cases of gynecomastia, which impacts 40% to 60% of men, some of the precipitators include the following:

  • A congenital abnormality
  • Obesity
  • Unusual breast tissue growth
  • Excessive alcohol consumption
  • Steroid use
  • Drug use
  • Sagging skin
  • Hormonal imbalance

Do I Qualify?

You’re an ideal candidate for male breast reduction surgery if you’ve been diagnosed with gynecomastia and have tried other treatment options like diet, exercise, or medication. The most favorable candidates are those who are in good health but who need some assistance getting rid of excess fat and tissue in the breasts.

Patients with further medical conditions should discuss their medical history thoroughly with Drs. Torabi prior to surgery. Gynecomastia’s effects can have an impact on men at any stage of their life and may sometimes be present at birth, take shape in adolescence, or appear with old age. The good news is that you can undergo breast reduction procedures at any time after your teenage years, provided that you are in good health. You’re likely to be an ideal candidate for this procedure if you meet the following criteria:

  • Overall good health
  • Medically proven gynecomastia
  • Enlarged breasts that cause physical discomfort
  • A lack of confidence
  • Over-developed breasts 
  • Lack of a response to traditional weight loss methods
  • Desire to improve overall body proportions
  • Stable body weight

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Gynecomastia Surgery Procedure

Gynecomastia surgery is typically performed as an outpatient procedure with local anesthesia and usually takes between one and two hours to complete. Your plastic surgeon will use a combination of liposuction and tissue excision to decrease the size of your breasts, removing any unnecessary body fat and tissue and creating a more sculpted appearance. Before your procedure, your surgeon will explore the various techniques available to you and guide you to the choice that’s right for you, given your goals and body type.


When liposuction is used to eliminate excess breast tissue, small incisions will be made in a way that enables them to be carefully hidden after the procedure. A small, flexible tube will be inserted to remove excess fat using suction. The procedure to remove the fatty tissue is also known as liposculpture.


If there is excessive glandular tissue present that cannot be removed using liposuction, an excision procedure will be performed. This involves the placement of a small incision at the lower edge of the areola and, if required, into the skin of the breast. The incision allows the wound to heal quickly with minimal scarring.

Combined Procedure

Sometimes, both liposuction and excision are used at the same time. This is typically the case when a patient has stubborn, excessive glandular tissues in the chest. Your surgeon will discuss this option with you during your consultation.

Fat Flap Sculpture

As a post-breast reduction cosmetic surgery, this technique is used when the removal of excessive breast tissue requires the elimination of skin and tissues from the chest wall. This helps to prevent a crater from forming in the breast area.

Gynecomastia can affect one or both of the breasts and can do so in different ways. In most cases, it is not a serious condition, but it can cause some physical ailments, such as back pain and emotional stress from embarrassment. Male breast reduction surgery not only removes excess breast tissue but also sculpts the chest for a more masculine look. In more severe cases of gynecomastia, patients may require a tissue excision. During a tissue excision, the surgeon is able to remove more tissue and skin than with liposuction alone.

Gynecomastia Surgery Recovery and Healing

After your male breast reduction surgery, a firm bandage will be applied to reduce any swelling and provide a level of comfort. You’ll be advised to remain in an upright position to aid in the healing process. Most breast reduction surgeries require drains to remove any excess swelling and fluid that has accumulated in the area during the surgery. Here are a few other post-operative instructions for our male breast reduction patients:

  • Keep the bandaged area dry and clean
  • Complete rest is suggested for two to three days
  • Avoid showering for 48 hours
  • Avoid deep baths for a week
  • Wear a compression garment as suggested by your plastic surgeon
  • Schedule a follow-up visit for one week after surgery
  • Start low-impact exercises after a week
  • Avoid stressful work or exercise for three weeks
  • Avoid direct sun exposure and tanning for six weeks

Gynecomastia surgery recovery time depends on the severity of the surgery and your body’s ability to heal. A mild painkiller may be prescribed for the first few days to help overcome any discomfort. The dressing remains for two days before it is removed along with drains. Stitches are removed after 10 to 14 days, and patients are recommended to wear a strong support to overcome any discomfort and provide support to the healing breast tissues.

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Potential Post-Op Side Effects

Following male breast reduction surgery, no matter the technique used, you will experience bruising and swelling on and around the chest area for the first couple of weeks. Although you may feel sore after surgery, this will subside after a few days. Some men may experience a loss of sensation in the chest area, but this is only temporary. Each patient will experience a different healing process and should follow the surgeon’s care instructions for optimal results.

Within a week, you can see the impending changes. They will become clearer once the swelling subsides in six weeks, and complete benefits will be visible as your skin tightens in four to six months. It is essential to maintain your weight and continue to balance your hormones with medications to see positive, long-term results.

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Why Choose Elite Plastic Surgery?

Visiting Elite Platic Surgery in Phoenix or Chandler for your gynecomastia treatment means treating yourself to a truly elevated level of experience. Led by Drs. Rozbeh, Radbeh, and Ramyar Torabi, ours is a family practice in every sense of the word. Each of our lead surgeons is a board-certified specialist and will work with you to chart a course toward the realization of your most deeply-held cosmetic goals. In addition to their extensive training and academic reputations, each Torabi brother also brings a keen artistic sensibility to the table and has earned a reputation for impressively naturalistic results.

When you’re ready to learn more about gynecomastia treatment, or if you’re interested in exploring our impressive suite of advanced wellness treatments, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at our conveniently located Chandler or Phoenix locations and set up your appointment with a helpful member of our team today.

Schedule Your Consultation Today

Although gynecomastia is a common condition that is not life-threatening, it may cause you to feel insecure about your appearance. If you suffer from gynecomastia and are considering male breast reduction surgery, please schedule a consultation to learn more about your treatment options. We will work closely with you to create a care plan that best suits your needs and cosmetic goals. At Elite Plastic Surgery, we have two of the leading plastic surgeons in the Chandler and Phoenix area, ensuring high-quality and reliable treatment. Contact us today, and we’ll let you know how we can help you. Our team is currently scheduling consultations for all procedures. Please fill out the form or give us a call today.

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