Gynecomastia Surgery

Gynecomastia is a condition in which male breasts are enlarged. This may be a result of hormonal changes, heredity, disease, or the use of certain drugs. Enlarged male breasts often cause embarrassment and have many negative effects on a man’s self-esteem and social life. To eliminate this excess tissue and restore a more masculine chest appearance, Dr. Chiu performs gynecomastia surgery.

Thinking about having Gynecomastia surgery?

Enhance the Chest Contours

This procedure removes excess breast tissue to achieve a more defined chest, revealing more masculine and distinguished contours.

Improve Symmetry

Gynecomastia can affect both breasts (bilateral), or it may affect just one breast (unilateral). For those with unilateral gynecomastia, this procedure can create pectorals that are as similar as possible.

Restore Confidence

Rather than shying away and avoiding beach trips and intimacy, patients generally experience a boost in confidence that improves their overall quality of life after undergoing gynecomastia surgery.

What does gynecomastia surgery entail?

Gynecomastia may be characterized by excess fat tissue, excess glandular tissue, or both. Dr. Chiu will evaluate your individual condition and discuss the best options to achieve your goals. In some cases, liposuction and tissue extraction may be used together.


  • Removes excess fat tissue
  • A thin, hollow tube is inserted through small incisions and used to suction out fat
  • Ideal for patients with good skin quality
  • Results in inconspicuous scarring

Tissue Extraction

  • Removes excess glandular tissue
  • An incision along the border of the areola is used to excise excess glandular tissue
  • If necessary, excess skin can be removed
  • Results in scars that blend in with the natural border of the areola

Gynecomastia Surgery Recovery

As with all surgical procedures, there is a recovery process after gynecomastia surgery to ensure you heal properly and can fully enjoy your new and improved chest contour.

  • Immediately After

    The chest will be bandaged and wrapped with a compression vest. Drains will be placed under the arms to remove excess fluids and minimize swelling for the first 3 to 5 days. Pain medication will be prescribed to ease any swelling and discomfort. Our Recovery Protocol, which includes supplements, vitamins, and anti-bruising medications, will begin.

  • 1 week

    Patients are usually able to return to work after 4 to 7 days. However, patients should avoid physical activity and exercise at this time. Swelling will begin to resolve.

  • 2 Weeks

    Many patients can begin light activities and see significant improvement in the shape of their chest. Patients may be able to return to their normal activities if cleared by Dr. Chiu.

  • 1 to 3 Months

    Contouring and definition will improve, with any skin laxity beginning to retract. Tissue retraction, definition, and contouring will continue to improve for about a year.

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At Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery Inc., Dr. Chiu can recommend the procedures that will help you achieve the results you want, based on your individual needs.


Frequently Asked Questions

Is there an age requirement to be a candidate for gynecomastia surgery?

This procedure is most commonly performed for young adult males between 18 and 30 years of age. Patients should be physically mature before undergoing the procedure, and Dr. Chiu can evaluate whether a younger patient is a candidate during an individualized consultation.

What type of anesthesia is used during gynecomastia surgery?

Dr. Chiu performs gynecomastia surgery with the patient under general anesthesia and supervised by a board-certified anesthesiologist to ensure the highest degree of patient safety.

Are the results of gynecomastia surgery permanent?

The fat cells that have been removed with liposuction and the tissues removed with excision are permanently eliminated from the body, and results will be long lasting. To maintain optimum results, patients should follow a healthy diet and exercise regimen. Dr. Chiu and his friendly staff are available to advise a healthy regimen to ensure your long-term success.

Why choose Dr. Chiu for gynecomastia surgery?

Dr. Chiu is a board-certified plastic surgeon with extensive skill and experience performing gynecomastia surgery. He possesses a keen eye for aesthetics and the surgical knowledge to achieve excellent results. Dr. Chiu and his qualified staff are dedicated to patient safety, satisfaction, and comfort.

Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery, Inc.
A Medical Corporation

9454 Wilshire Boulevard
(Ground floor at S. Beverly Drive)
Beverly Hills, California 90212

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