Gynecomastia Surgery in Atlanta, GA

Excessive breast tissue in men can be eliminated through a simple gynecomastia procedure. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Lisa Bootstaylor, director of Atlanta APC Plastic Surgery in Georgia, provides gynecomastia surgery for adult men and teen boys. Our team of experts serves residents of Buckhead, Atlanta, Marietta, Sandy Springs, and nearby areas in Georgia.

What is male breast reduction surgery?

The medical term gynecomastia comes from the Greek words for “women-like breasts.” Surprisingly, this rarely talked about condition affects 40 to 60 percent of men. It may affect one or both breasts, and in the majority of cases, there’s no known cause. Breast reduction surgery for men removes fat and or glandular tissue from the breasts, and in extreme cases removes excess skin, creating a chest that’s flatter, firmer, and more contoured.

How is Male Breast Reduction performed?

Surgery for gynecomastia is most often performed as an outpatient procedure. The surgery itself usually takes about an hour and a half to complete and is typically performed under general.

If the cause of the breast enlargement is excess glandular tissue, it will be cut out. An incision is made in an inconspicuous location – either on the edge of the areola or in the underarm area. Working through the incision, the surgeon cuts away the excess glandular tissue, fat, and skin from around the areola and from the sides and bottom of the breast.

If the cause of the breast enlargement is excessive fatty tissue, liposuction will be used to remove the excess fat. A small incision, less than a half-inch in length, is made around the edge of the areola, the dark skin that surrounds the nipple. The incision may also be placed in the underarm area. A slim hollow tube is then inserted into the incision to break up the fat and suction it out. Patients will generally feel no pain.

Dr. Bootstaylor performs surgical procedures at Emory University Hospital Midtown, Piedmont Hospital, Northside Hospital, Lake Spivey Ambulatory Surgery Care, LLC, and WellStar Windy Hill Hospital.

How soon will I heal after Gynecomastia surgery?

You’ll be encouraged to walk around on the day of surgery and can return to work when you feel well enough, which could be as early as a day or two after surgery. Most likely you’ll feel some discomfort for a few days after surgery, but prescribed medications can control your discomfort. Any stitches will generally be removed about one to two weeks following the procedure. Most of your swelling will dissipate in the first few weeks, but it may be three months or more before the final results of your surgery are apparent.

What are the risks associated with Male Breast Reduction?

When male breast reduction surgery is performed by a qualified plastic surgeon, complications are infrequent and usually minor. But as with any and all surgeries, there are risks. These include infection, skin injury, excessive bleeding, adverse reaction to anesthesia, and excessive fluid loss or accumulation. The procedure may also result in noticeable scars, permanent pigment changes in the breast area, or slightly mismatched breasts or nipples. If asymmetry is significant, a second procedure may be performed to remove additional tissue.

Don’t let excessive breast tissue embarrass you by detracting from your masculine appearance. Atlanta APC Plastic Surgery is committed to helping you look and feel your best. Using the latest and most advanced procedures in the industry, our team, led by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Lisa Bootstaylor, provides safe and effective male breast reduction surgery, always emphasizing overall health and wellness. Our practice serves residents of Atlanta, Conyers, Buckhead, Alpharetta, Sandy Springs, and neighboring areas in Georgia. Contact us today for a consultation!

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Thanks again "I must say I love Dr Bootstaylor and her staff. She made me feel very comfortable and confident. My breasts are absolutely beautiful. Thanks again" by Chandra Mayo
My procedure was a tremendous success "My procedure was a tremendous success, as I knew it would be, and I will continue to recommend the doctor and her staff to anyone who is considering plastic surgery." by P. P.
My results have changed my life "I couldn’t have dreamed of better breasts. They are exactly what I wanted and I almost do not recognize my breasts in the mirror now. Dr. Lisa Bootstaylor took the time to explain the entire procedure to me on our first consult day and answer all of my questions. I loved the all-female office. I always felt comfortable. My results have changed my life. I am able to fit into clothes I never would have been able to wear." by M. F.
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I’m loving my new look! "I just want to say thank you from the bottom of my heart for the wonderful results from my surgery. The entire process was very positive and that’s because of you and your great professional staff. I still think I’m a vain old woman but I’m loving my new look!" by P. L.
You all are truly wonderful! "I would like to take this moment to show my gratitude for your kindness and the great job you all did as each of you helped my daughter prepare for her first surgery. You all are truly wonderful! Thanks for your Kindness and making us feel comfortable about the surgery. May god continue to shower you all with His blessings." by P. N.
Thank each of you so much "Thank each of you so much for being so kind and patient with me during and after my surgery. You all are beautiful and I really appreciate everything you’ve done." by K. G.
I am very very very happy "I just want you to know that I am very very very happy with the reduction that you performed. I feel so much more confident about my body and I’m just pleased. – Thanks a million." by C. R.
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Dr. B is board certified in beautification! "I searched the internet looking at before and after photos and I spoke with representatives at a lot of offices that performed buttock augmentation. On the phone and on the internet, I encountered descriptions of lengthy OR times, staged surgery procedures, liposuction pictures that looked like buttock augmentation had been preformed but not listed and non- plastic surgeons predominately advertising the Brazilian buttock lift. I picked Dr. Bootstaylor because of her before and after liposuction photos, her excellent reputation in the community and her broad certification in Plastic Surgery. The consult was great and the new sensible shapeliness of my…" by J. J.
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