Gynecomastia (Male Breast Reduction) Before and After

February 10, 2012

Gynecomastia is a condition where males develop breasts. Males who suffer from this often consider breast reduction surgery as a means of wishing to look normal or less like a woman. The surgeon uses liposuction to remove the fat from the chest. In fitness and men’s magazines around the world gynecomastia among males has been judged as the most unattractive part of the body by voting women. This is because women like flat chested men or ones with muscly pecs because it makes them look masculine and not feminine.

The condition isn’t limited to overweight males and may not disappear with weight loss. Even men who are fit and relatively thin can end up with man boobs. Flat chested men have it a little easier, but they can also be unsatisfied with their look. After trying to bulk up at the gym, some opt for pectoral implants to make them look even musclier. You could also combine pec implants with breast liposuction to remove the fat and bulk up the area. Luckily there are options out there for men with larger boobs.

Before and after photo

Before and After Photo: Darren Ipock has gynecomastia done with wonderful results.

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Darren has gynecomastia done correcting one of his developed breasts to look like the opposite one. Now he doesn’t look so disfigured or abnormal as he used to. He is very happy with the results of the surgery. The after photo was taken five weeks following surgery.

Before surgery

Men unfortunate enough to have gynecomastia are not to blame unless they are morbidly obese (in which case it is most times considered normal). The condition is most often caused and associated with a hormonal imbalance such as prolactin passed in the genes from the mother. If you suffer from male breasts during your adolescents or puberty while being a healthy weight than you most likely suffer from this imbalance and would be advised to see a doctor to have a blood test to measure your hormone levels to see if your body is producing too much estrogen and not enough testosterone.

Gynecomastia can also be detected in many ways such as a simple urine test, a mammogram (X-ray of the breasts) and a consultation with an endocrinologist which is a specialist in the functioning of hormones. Doctors see many instances where one breast is also larger than the other. If you are an adult who has suffered from gynecomastia for a long time (say five to ten years) then you will find it very difficult to lose your breasts and will have no choice other than to undergo male breast reduction surgery. Men who are unfortunate enough to be suffering from having male breasts face the fact every day that they don’t seem masculine to women and think if only they had the choice to change anything on their bodies it would be their breasts.

Going to the beach when you have man boobs can build anxiety in a man when it comes to taking off his shirt and getting in the water among other males who have flat chests or are muscly. It is easily possible for a man to be muscly but still suffer from this condition. Most times the only thing stopping a man from having a male breast reduction operation is the money in his pocket, although it is possible in some cases to have your health insurance provider pay the full cost of this procedure as it may cause other symptoms such as major depression and social anxiety.

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After the procedure

How you will feel

You can judge by the before and after male breast reduction photo shown above that it is a drastic improvement from the tits the man used to have. No doubt his overall confidence would have increased as he now feels more masculine. You will be proud to take your shirt off at the beach and when you’re making love to your girlfriend or wife and every time you will feel a heavy weight has been lifted off your shoulders due to the wonderful options surgery has to offer.

Post-operative instructions

Activities you should try to avoid post operation

Be sure to call your doctor if…

Can you avoid gynecomastia from the start?

There are a couple of things you can do to help avoid contracting gynecomastia from early puberty or teens. Try do as much sport as possible especially running or swimming. If you see an onset of male breasts being formed and you think you’re in a healthy state have your hormones checked. Diet properly by having a balance of the right foods, consume enough water daily, and consume vitamins if you are lacking any especially zinc and iron. Doing chest exercises doesn’t decrease your male breasts it just makes them bigger and gives them a more muscular look instead of looking saggy. Try to increase your overall level of testosterone by building your overall muscles mass and reducing fat which causes oestrogen. Building your back muscles will stretch the skin on your back making your breasts look smaller.


The surgery will cost around $5,000 to $6,000 in total. The surgeon’s fees alone are around $3,000 to $3,500. You have anesthesia and facility fees in addition to that.


I’ve never really been a thin person. When I was a kid and teenager, I always had those extra layers (pounds). I lost a lot of weight after taking drugs when I was around 23. Even when I was skinny (my mom said I looked anorexic), I still had the man boobs. I’ve been clean now for two years and I’m fat once again. My male titties now look like a woman’s and I’m never comfortable about taking my shirt off. I try to wear loose fitting clothes (which are hard to come by, especially if you don’t want to look like you’re wearing a potato sack). I’m going to start running again to get back in shape but I just know these knockers won’t leave me. I know I have gynecomastia and once I’m fit enough, I will have them reduced. It’s just sad that men have to go through this.

Submitted by Jonno on March 20, 2012

YouTube video

In this YouTube video you can see a slideshow of male breasts with gynecomastia. It shows an athlete body builder who suffered with the condition. Dr Mordcai Blau explains what it is and the procedure to fix it, not just in athletes but also for ordinary men.

More before and after photos

Before and After Photo: Jamie Gutter has gynecomastia performed on his huge male breasts almost completely correcting the problem.

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Jamie had his gynecomastia operated on almost completely correcting the problem but as best as was possible. There is a huge difference in male breasts compared to the before photo. The after photo was taken a month following surgery.

Before and After Photo: Fernando Rodiguez has male breast reduction (gynecomastia) fixing his male breasts making him look more masculine.

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Fernando has male breast reduction making him look more masculine. Fernando is extremely happy with the results after the surgery. The after photo was taken a month and a half following surgery.

Before and After Photo: Tyrone Leeson has male breast reduction surgery known as gynecomastia. Effectively reducing the size of his male breasts making him look more normal.

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Tyrone has his male breast reduction effectively reducing the size of his male breasts making him look more masculine like he wanted. The after photo was taken five weeks post surgery. Well done Tyrone for having the courage to sit through this type of surgery.

Before and After Photo: Allan Strum and his gynecomastia are no longer a problem as he has had male breast reduction surgery.

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Allan has had male breast reduction surgery after saving up for it for almost two years. Now Allan is more secure about his body than before. The after photo was taken a month following surgery.

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6 Responses to “Gynecomastia (Male Breast Reduction) Before and After”

Comment from Alicia
Time February 10, 2012 at 11:31 am

I was with my boyfriend for five years before he decided to get a male breast reduction. I didn’t really think he was feminine but I must admit his man boobs did bother me a little. He was fairly thin but just with a little bit of boobs. It’s not really what you want to see on your man especially in the bedroom. After the surgery, I think his chest looks great. The scars have almost faded and it’s as if he never had gynecomastia in the first place.

Comment from Trent
Time February 10, 2012 at 11:31 am

Having man boobs is definitely a downer. I’ve had mine since I was in my teens. I always tried to wear baggy and dark colored shirts to hide the breasts. It definitely affected my self-confidence and my ability to find a girlfriend. I’ve tried to keep as fit as possible to keep them under control but once you’ve got boobs, there’s just no getting rid of them. Prescription medications help a little but don’t completely make them go away.

Comment from Kylie
Time February 10, 2012 at 11:32 am

I feel so sorry for my hubby. He tries so hard to stay in shape but the fat in his chest just lets him down. He tries to act as if they don’t bother him but I know deep down that he is ashamed of his man boobs. When I try to bring up the subject he doesn’t really want to talk about it. I just try to make him more comfortable about them as possible but it’s hard at times. I just wish he would consider surgery so we could both get past this.

Comment from Damien
Time February 10, 2012 at 11:32 am

I suffer from gynecomastia, have been for years now. I swear my hormones are out of balance but my doctor keeps telling me they’re fine. If only I had the money for a breast reduction I’d put it up for sure. It really is embarrassing having sex or taking your shirt off in public when you’ve got boobs, everyone pays me out about it and I just don’t think I should have been born like this, it really makes me depressed and it bothers me very day.

Comment from Mandy
Time February 10, 2012 at 11:32 am

My boyfriends has man boobs but it really doesn’t bother me because I know he can’t help it. I just like him for who he is 🙂

Comment from Leanne
Time February 10, 2012 at 11:33 am

Man boobs are disgusting there shouldn’t be such a thing. I understand most fat guy have them because they are fat but feel sorry for skinny guys who’ve got them.

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