Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Department of Plastic Surgery

(909) 558-4176

Procedure: Reduce enlarged, female-like breast in men using liposuction and/or cutting out excess glandular tissue. (Sometimes covered by medical insurance.)

Length: 1 hour or more.

Anesthesia: General or local.

In/outpatient: Usually outpatient.

Side effects: Temporary bruising, swelling, numbness, soreness, burning sensation.

Risks: Infection. Fluid accumulation; injury to the skin; rippling or bagginess of skin; asymmetry; pigmentation changes (may become permanent if exposed to sun); excessive scarring if tissue was cut away; need for second procedure to remove additional tissue.

Recovery: Back to work: three to seven days. More strenuous activities: two to three weeks.

Duration of results: Permanent.


Preoperative appearance   Intraoperative liposuction
Postoperative appearance    

Actual patient photographs available at time of consult.