Male Breast Reduction

Men will frequently develop breast tissue that fails to disappear as they age. Breast development in men is called gynecomastia. In the vast majority of cases this breast development is a benign condition. Male breast reduction (Gynecomastia) involves removing fat, glandular tissue and skin to develop a more masculine chest.


Timothy A. Janiga, MD, FACS -- Male Breast Reduction

Male Breast Reduction FAQs


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What is Male Breast Reduction?

Men will frequently develop breast tissue that fails to disappear as they age. Breast development in men is called gynecomastia. In the vast majority of cases this breast development is a benign condition. This type of breast development can be a source of embarrassment and insecurity that can affect men in all aspects of their life. Men with gynecomastia will often avoid any type of shirt-off activities such as swimming, water skiing or wakeboarding. Men will often layer their clothing to cover their enlarged breasts, even in summer. Male breast reduction involves removing fat, glandular tissue and skin to develop a more masculine chest.

How is male breast reduction procedure performed?

Male breast reduction is performed in our outpatient surgery center in Reno under general anesthesia. In most cases it involves removal of excess tissue around the male breast using a combination of liposuction and the surgical removal of excess breast tissue to tighten the tissue of the chest wall and create a more masculine appearance.

How long will a male breast reduction take?

This procedure takes one to two hours with another one to two hours of recovery time before leaving the surgery center.

How much recovery time should be expected after male breast reduction?

Male breast reduction surgery can result in swelling and bruising that may last up to three weeks. Return to work can be expected within five to seven days after the procedure. Dr. Timothy Janiga encourages patients to wear a compression garment for six weeks post-operatively. Full results are expected within three to six months.

What are the typical results?

Typical results from a male breast reduction include a tighter, slimmer and more contoured chest. Results vary, depending on your specific case. Contact us today to schedule your personal consultation for a realistic expectation of your personal outcome. Dr. Timothy Janiga will also answer any questions you have and provide you with before and after photos of past procedures, if available.

Do you perform male breast reduction in your Reno office?

Yes. We evaluate and treat patients who desire male breast reduction. Initial consultation length varies, but is usually not more than 15-30 minutes. The actual procedure will take longer and will be discussed in detail when your procedure is scheduled.

For more information, or to set up a consultation with Dr. Timothy Janiga for your male breast reduction, please send us an email or call 775-398-4600.


Timothy A. Janiga, MD, FACS

With highly respected credentials, academic achievements and almost a decade of experience to his credit, Dr. Janiga looks amazing on paper. Incredibly, he is even more impressive in person. Emotionally invested in every patient, Dr. Janiga treats his patients like family instead of mere cases, and takes the success of each procedure personally.

He is drawn to the detailed nature of plastic surgery and the tremendous sense of accomplishment that comes from the immediate physical and psychological changes that take place for his patients.