The condition of abnormally enlarged breasts in men (gynecomastia) accounts for more than 65% of all male breast disorders, and, although it does not pose serious health threats, gynecomastia can be very damaging to a patient’s emotional well-being and self-esteem, and can lead to heightened levels of anxiety or embarrassment.

Gynecomastia can affect one breast (unilaterally) or both breasts (bilaterally), and generally cannot be treated through a traditional weight loss and exercise regimen, because the symptomatic breast growth is not simply caused by excess fatty tissue, but rather, is caused by the body’s production of surplus glandular breast tissue (or a combination of excess fatty tissue and breast tissue).

Numerous factors can exacerbate the symptoms of gynecomastia, such as: hormonal changes and shifts, genetic conditions, illnesses, and specific medications and/or drugs.

Male breast reduction surgery (gynecomastia corrective surgery) in America is common.

Male breast reduction surgery is a procedure performed to reduce the size and volume of the male breasts through the excision of surplus glandular breast tissue and fatty tissue.

Gynecomastia correction surgery can safely and effectively treat the condition of enlarged breasts in men; however, when selecting a physician to perform your gynecomastia correction surgery, it is imperative to find a plastic surgeon such as Dr. Hani Sinno, M.D., who has helped many patients ease the painful emotional and physical symptoms of gynecomastia with male breast reduction surgery at his private practice in Montreal, Quebec.   Dr. Sinno makes it a priority to stay up to date with the latest developments in the constantly evolving field of cosmetic body surgery, in order to offer his patients safe, successful procedures with the shortest possible recovery periods.


The details of male breast reduction surgery and the subsequent recovery periods can vary significantly, depending upon the severity of each patient’s symptoms, and whether the underlying cause of the breast growth is excess glandular tissue, excess fatty tissue, or a combination of both. For patients with excess glandular tissue as the root gynecomastia cause, Dr. Sinno will make incisions in the breast region, and will then surgically excise the surplus breast tissue.  If a patient’s breast enlargement is primarily a result of excess fatty tissue, Dr. Sinno will employ liposuction techniques (either alone, or in conjunction with excision techniques) during the procedure.

Male breast reduction surgery is performed under general anesthesia or intravenous sedation, and provides permanent results, unless a patient recommences a medication/drug known to cause gynecomastia symptoms to flare, or gains a significant amount of weight. Following surgery, dressings or bandages will be placed over the surgical incisions, and a support garment or bandage will be used to minimize any post-surgical swelling, along with a small drain placed under the skin to facilitate the removal of excess fluid or blood.


Dr. Sinno and his well-trained team members have worked to create a welcoming, healing office environment, and will take the time to thoroughly explain your male breast reduction procedural details and options. Your gynecomastia correction surgery will be uniquely customized to reflect your specific aesthetic preferences, and you can be assured that you will have the best possible patient care throughout your male breast reduction experience. If you would like additional information about gynecomastia correction surgery, please contact Dr. Sinno’s office today. We are happy to answer any and all of your questions, and to schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Sinno.

Pre and Post Operative Photos

Please Click here for representative examples of pre and post-operative photos of patients from the website of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

For more information on this specific procedure and to watch a 3D video animation, please visit the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) here:

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