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Male Breast Reduction Surgery (Gynecomastia) in Scottsdale, AZ

Gynecomastia surgery is designed to reduce breast size and improve chest contours in men. This condition, which leads to enlarged breasts, can impact males of all ages. It is particularly common in younger boys during puberty and older men experiencing hormonal changes. Dr. Jude LaBarbera offers his expertise to male patients in Scottsdale and nearby areas, helping them achieve a firmer, more masculine chest. For men who feel self-conscious about their chest appearance, male breast reduction surgery provides an effective solution.

Although weight loss can sometimes reduce the appearance of male breasts, excess breast tissue often remains, even in those with a lean physique. Gynecomastia surgery is a reliable treatment that permanently removes unwanted breast tissue, enhancing self-confidence and providing lasting results. Many patients report feeling comfortable going shirtless for the first time in years after the procedure.


Enlarged breast shape in men can significantly disrupt the masculine figure, often leading to feelings of embarrassment and psychological distress.

Gynecomastia can impact one or both breasts in various ways and is a relatively common condition, affecting 40% to 60% of men. Several factors can contribute to enlarged male breasts, including obesity, congenital abnormalities, excessive alcohol consumption, steroid use, unusual breast tissue growth, sagging skin, hormonal imbalances, and the use of certain drugs like marijuana. No matter the cause, Dr. LaBarbera collaborates with his patients to eliminate “man boobs” and restore a normal chest size and shape.


Men who feel self-conscious or uncomfortable about the appearance of their chest may be ideal candidates for male breast reduction. Those who avoid certain activities out of fear of revealing their feminine-looking chest can also benefit from this surgery. Dr. LaBarbera treats each case individually, striving to achieve significant, near-immediate improvements while minimizing scarring. Other considerations for candidacy include good overall health, the presence of breast abnormalities, and maintaining a stable weight. Dr. LaBarbera evaluates all these factors to ensure the best outcomes for male breast reduction surgery.

Recovery, During, and After Male Breast Reduction Surgery/Gynecomastia Surgery

Male gynecomastia removal surgery is carried out in an accredited surgical facility, utilizing either local or general anesthesia. The operation typically lasts between 1-2 hours as the surgeon meticulously removes excess breast fat and tissue. Post-surgery, patients should anticipate some bruising and swelling in the chest area during the initial weeks. To aid in the healing and reshaping process, a compression garment must be worn for about two weeks.

While most patients can return to their normal activities within a few days, it’s crucial to avoid strenuous activities for approximately three weeks to ensure a successful recovery. Personalized post-operative care instructions will be provided by the surgeon to promote a smooth healing process. Once fully recovered, the majority of patients in Arizona report high satisfaction with the results of their male breast reduction surgery, enjoying a more defined and masculine chest.

Your Initial Consultation with Dr. Labarbera


Before opting for surgery, Dr. LaBarbera may conduct several tests and prescribe medication to see if there are any improvements in the condition. If gynecomastia does not resolve, surgical intervention becomes necessary. The chosen surgical technique will depend on the severity of the gynecomastia in Arizona patients.

For minor breast enlargement, liposuction can often provide an effective solution. This procedure involves making small incisions around the areola and inserting suction tubes to remove excess fat and breast tissue. In cases of more pronounced gynecomastia, larger incisions are required to extract the excess tissue and loose skin. Dr. LaBarbera may also incorporate skin tightening and nipple repositioning to achieve a well-proportioned chest appearance.


If gynecomastia is mild and treatable with liposuction, the cost will be lower. However, more severe cases requiring additional procedures like nipple repositioning or skin tightening will incur higher fees. Dr. Jude LaBarbera, along with his team of highly skilled and licensed support staff, performs these procedures at his plastic surgery office in Scottsdale, AZ. While many of his clients are local, he also sees numerous patients from surrounding areas in Arizona.




3 – 4 Hours


1 – 2 Weeks


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Not all male breast enlargement is due to gynecomastia. When the enlargement is caused by fat deposits rather than breast tissue growth, it is known as pseudo-gynecomastia. To determine the cause of the enlargement, Dr. LaBarbera will perform diagnostic tests. If the condition is due to excess fat, a proper diet and exercise regimen may be suggested as the initial treatment. If these measures do not resolve the issue, liposuction may be considered as a corrective procedure.

Gynecomastia can conceal the natural chest muscles. The goal of male breast reduction surgery is to eliminate the excess breast tissue, leaving the pectoral muscles untouched. Post-surgery, patients will observe increased visibility of their chest muscles. Following a proper diet and exercise regimen after the recovery period will help them further tone their chest and enhance their masculine physique.

The extent of scarring from male breast reduction surgery depends on the surgical technique employed. When liposuction is used, the incisions are minimal and typically placed around the areola. Dr. Jude LaBarbera strives to minimize scarring while ensuring the desired outcomes are achieved.

Jude LaBarbera MD Plastic Surgery of Scottsdale provides this website for informational purposes only and does not offer formal medical advice. For a detailed discussion of your medical needs, please contact our office to schedule a consultation. We serve Gilbert and the surrounding areas in Arizona.