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What is Gynecomastia

Gynecomastia is the condition when a man develops larger than normal breast. Most of the time it will onset with puberty. However, it can occur later in life or after significant weight gain. Not surprisingly, men hate this condition and are very self-conscious about their breasts. They often will not take their shirts off at the pool or beach or when they are outside. Even with their partners, they hate having their shirts off.

Who is gynecomastia for?

Any  man who is self conscious because of his breast size is a candidate for male breast reduction.

The only really effective treatment is surgery.


Gynecomastia can be effectively treated by one of the following:


In my extensive experience, most men prefer the most aggressive approach which is direct excision in the operating room. Through a small incision, along the lower half of the areola, I can remove almost of the breast tissue and fat in the chest. A drain will be placed on each side which will be removed 5-7 days later in the office. If you have significantly loose skin, this may need to be addressed differently.
You can return to work in 5-7 days.
You will wear a vest for about 2 weeks.


Almost all insurance companies consider this to be a cosmetic procedure and will not provide any financial assistance.

What Post-Op care is required for Gynecomastia?

A Male Breast Reduction should result in a flatter chest with a more masculine contour. In most cases, you’ll be required to wear a compression vest or chest wrapping for 10-14 days after the surgery to help reduce any swelling. You may shower the next day. Gynecomastia (Male Breast Reduction) Surgery Northern Virginia & Washington DC including residents of Fairfax, Sterling, Manassas, and Western Loudoun Virginia.


Gynecomastia Surgery is Definitely Worth It. 
Dr.Berman is friendly, professional and takes the time to answer any questions or concerns. I highly recommend Dr.Berman if your thinking of having a procedure done.
-Sterling, VA


Disclaimer: Results may vary for different individuals.


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