At Widder Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery Center in Vienna, VA, board-certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Shlomo Widder, performs gynecomastia surgery for men who have surplus breast tissue . Gynecomastia is a condition that causes men to have overly large or feminine looking breasts. This is a very common medical disorder that impacts men in the early stages of puberty and beyond. Unfortunately, diet and exercise may minimize this appearance but doesn’t eliminate it. Therefore, many men undergo gynecomastia treatment to reduce the appearance of large breasts. The results produce a chiseled masculine physique that reunites patients with their self-confidence.
"Dr. Widder really showed that he cares about his patients! After the procedure, he continued to follow up and had me come back multiple times to check on me. I was very impressed with how much time and effort he puts into his patients! All the staff here are extremely nice and go out of their way to make you feel comfortable."- M.L. / Google / Jul 17, 2017
"I love the work I got done Dr Widder and Staff will treat you like family I Recommed Him to everybody"- A.H. / Google / Jun 05, 2017
"I Am 45 Years Old Sales Professional - Doctor Widder made me feel comfortable and the results are very impressive. This is who you should choose . Dr. Widder was available before and after my procedure and was very caring and even called the day I got home and the next day to make sure I was doing well. Just EXCELLENT . My girlfriend was very impressed with my results. And I am healing very well."- M. / RealSelf / Jun 01, 2017
"Simply the best - About 20 years ago Dr. Widder did my breast lift. My breasts still look perky and perfect. I went to another doctor for liposuction, and alas I had to return to Dr. Widder to correct the errors. I am so pleased with the work Dr. Widder has done; he is a master of his art. He knows what he is doing, and produces good results. His staff are very professional, courteous, and they made me..."- M. / RealSelf / May 29, 2017
"Amazing experience - McLean, VA - Im so happy with my breast augmentation results dr sholomo widder is fantastic surgeon i will recommend to anybody that will like to get any cosmetic surgery im planing to get another surgery very soon his personal are very sweet thank you dr widder"- J.0. / RealSelf / May 20, 2017
The best candidates for male breast reduction surgery have been diagnosed with gynecomastia and have tried other treatments such as diet, exercise, or medication. The most favorable candidates are those who are in good health, but need assistance getting rid of excess fat and tissue in the breasts. Patients with other medical conditions should discuss their medical history thoroughly with a surgeon prior to surgery.
What to Expect
A male breast reduction surgery is an effective method of treatment for gynecomastia. Usually performed as an outpatient procedure with local anesthesia, the surgeon will use a combination of liposuction and tissue excision to decrease the size of the breasts and remove any unnecessary fat and tissue. Using liposuction, fat is removed through small incisions made on each side of the chest, along the edge of the areola, or within the armpit, depending on the best and safest technique to meet your cosmetic needs.
Gynecomastia can affect one or both of the breasts, 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 and fat in men, 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.
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.
Plan Your Procedure
- Recovery Time
- 4 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 3 – 4 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 3 Months
- Procedure Recovery Location
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.