Gynecomastia is the condition of enlarged male breasts, which can create a feminine chest appearance due
to abnormally growing breast tissue. Gynecomastia can be caused by hormonal issues, certain medications,
steroids, obesity, or heredity. Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Dr. Jaime S. Schwartz performs male breast
reduction surgery for men who suffer from gynecomastia.
Male Breast Reduction Benefits:
- Restore confidence in your appearance especially when your chest is showing, such as at the beach, pool or gym
- Make you feel more masculine
- Give you more clothing options
- Correct poor posture
- Make sports more enjoyable.
This surgical procedure has a high success rate, and is considered one of the most common cosmetic
procedures for men with Dr. Jaime Schwartz. With Schwartz Rapid Recovery™
techniques, the recovery process is accelerated and the discomfort of surgery is minimized.
Schedule your free and personalized consultation with Dr. Jaime Schwartz today and restore confidence in
"35 Year Old Male, Extra Breast Tissue - Beverly Hills, CA - I had excess Breast tissue for a few years which was extremely embarrassing as I am a man. Going to the beach and pool was always hard for me because I never wanted to take my shirt off. I went to Dr Schwartz for gynecomastia. It was hands down the best decision. His experience was evident during my first consultation. He really listened to me and understood what I wanted. He also explained..."- R. / RealSelf / Sep 28, 2015
"Thank you! - Hello Internet,I am a transgender man (ftm) who saw Dr Schwartz to get my top surgery. It was a very long and difficult process to find a doctor in the first place but I was pleased to discover his office. I had a few consultations with other surgeons who specialize in the type of surgery i was seeking, but my experience with them wasn't as pleasant. Dr Schwartz and his staff are very..."- M. / RealSelf / Mar 14, 2017
"I have so much trust in Dr. Schwartz. He truly cares about giving the best results to his patients. I would and have recommended him to anyone who is looking for a good plastic surgeon. Thank You for all you've done for me."- L.S. / Facebook / Jul 06, 2015
"There are no words. There aren't enough stars in the universe to rate Doctor Schwartz and his office. Honestly. The worst thing that could happen to someone who opted for plastic surgery happened to me, I got botched. I wasn't just botched once. After my worst nightmare that caused permanent damage to my life for over two years, I found another doctor to preformed revisions on me and I was botched again and again. I can't begin to tell you what it did to my life from losing my job to my confidence. By a miracle I found myself in Dr. Schwartz office and I can honestly tell you there is no office like him in Beverly Hills. I've met them all, all the bartering consultations, all the salesmen, and the offices that size you up and google who you are the minute you walk in... This is not that office. Doctor Schwartz in an angel and has shown me nothing but dignity and respect during my process of healing, moving on with my life, and serious medical and cosmetic revisions. The entire staff has gone above and beyond me for... Above and beyond and I am so grateful, again no words. The office is beautiful and it really does feel like family every time I walk in. I never have felt embarrassed to ask questions or to contact them. If you're like me, emotional and want complete honesty and care that your surgeon will answer all your questions then Doctor Schwartz is the best. I tell everyone to consult with four surgeons no matter what before picking their surgeon. I know it sounds like a lot, but your body is the only one you get and before getting botched I had only consulted with one. It changed the entire course of my life. Find one that fits you best, they are all different but you have to feel 1000% before opting for surgery. Make sure your doctor answers ALL your questions no matter how annoying you feel you are being. If an office doesn't get back to you, move on. You want an office that responds and checks up on you. Lastly, Doctor Schwartz takes his time. I've never seen a Doctor really give his time.. I don't know how he does it, but I'm so blessed that he does."- B.S. / Yelp / Oct 01, 2018
"What a wonderful experience I had at Dr. Schwartz office! The staff is so lovely, and Dr. Schwartz was so nice and caring and thoroughly answered my questions! I highly recommend!"- C.S. / Yelp / Jun 18, 2018
Gynecomastia treatment can restore confidence in your appearance, make you feel more masculine, give you more freedom in clothing options, correct poor posture, and make sports more enjoyable, but too often men who suffer from gynecomastia do not seek treatment because they don’t know a surgeon they can trust. As a result, one’s quality of life can suffer dramatically due to gynecomastia.
Fortunately, there are many ways to correct gynecomastia, and during your initial consultation, Dr. Schwartz will help determine which treatment plan would be the most beneficial to you. In cases of moderate to severe gynecomastia, Dr. Schwartz may recommend surgery where an incision would be placed around your areola or under your armpit and breast tissue removed from inside the breast. Or if the gynecomastia is mild, liposuction may be used to remove small pockets of fat from the chest.
Once the desired shape and size of the chest has been achieved, Dr. Schwartz can also resize the nipple and areola complex, to give you a smaller more masculine looking nipples if they have been stretched out due to the growth of breast tissue.
Schwartz Rapid Recovery™
Schwartz Rapid Recovery™ is a term used to describe a combination of techniques Dr. Jaime Schwartz uses to accelerate the recovery process after your surgery.
Schwartz Rapid Recovery™ starts with anesthesia. Dr. Schwartz uses a gentler form of general anesthesia called TIVA, which stands for total intravenous anesthesia. Gynecomastia clients are given an IV with medication that puts them in an adequate state of anesthesia without needing to use a breathing tube or anesthetic gases. You will essentially be asleep for the duration of the procedure and breathing on your own.
Because TIVA medications wear off quickly and are typically out of the body in a few hours, you are less likely to feel nauseous after the procedure. In fact, the IV medication has an anti-nausea effect, resulting in a shorter time in the recovery room, and an overall smoother experience.
Another component of Schwartz Rapid Recovery™ is minimizing the discomfort of surgery. Dr. Schwartz may inject BOTOX® into the muscles of your chest prior to surgery, or use EXPAREL® (a long-acting local anesthetic) which he places into the muscles during surgery. Most clients take only TYLENOL® after their procedure, can go out to dinner the following night, and typically return to work after one week.
Support from Dr. Schwartz’s nurses and the team will be available to you 24/7 after your gynecomastia treatment.
As you and Dr. Schwartz develop your treatment plan together, he will give you more precise information on what to expect in terms of your recovery.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $3,000 - $8,000
- Recovery Time
- 1-2 Weeks
- Procedure Recovery Location
Male Breast Reduction FAQs
is it permanent?
In most situations, a male breast reduction is a permanent solution. However, weight gain after the surgery can cause breast enlargement due to new fat deposits, and use of hormones or steroids can greatly increase the risk of recurring gynecomastia.
will they go away on their own
Unfortunately, no. True gynecomastia is a problem of excess breast tissue, so losing fat or building muscle cannot eradicate it. You can help to minimize the visibility of the problem by improving the muscle underneath the tissue, but it can only be completely removed surgically.
What About my nipples?
If needed, an areolar reduction may be performed on its own or as part of a male breast reduction. The procedure requires an incision all the way around the areola, but the scar is usually well-hidden by the color change between normal skin and areola, and the results will give you a more masculine-looking chest.