Shayne Webb M.D. Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Advanced Fellowship Trained in Cosmetic Plastic Surgery

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Male Breast Reduction Surgery

If you desire a more youthful slimmer physique, male breast reduction may be a good procedure for you. If you feel your male breasts are too large, breast reduction can give your male torso a more toned, muscular shape.

About half of all men today have excess localized fat and/or glandular tissue in one or both breasts. This condition is known as gynecomastia and accounts for more than 65 percent of all male breast disorders, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). Surgery with or without liposuction may be used to treat enlarged male breasts.

In most cases, the cause of enlarged breasts is unknown. Among older men, gynecomastia often results from decreasing levels of the male sex hormone testosterone, which diminishes with advancing age. In addition, men experience an increase in body fat with age and a resultant rise in the ratio of the female sex hormones (estrogen) to the male sex hormones (androgen).

Medications may also cause enlarged breasts, including:

  • Anti-androgens used to treat prostate enlargement or cancer and some other conditions
  • Anti-anxiety medications
  • Antidepressants
  • Antibiotics
  • Ulcer medications
  • Cancer treatments
  • Heart medications
  • Anabolic steroids and androgens
  • Alcohol
  • Amphetamines
  • Marijuana
  • Heroin

At Webb Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, our doctor has a special perspective in regard to his approach to breast reduction surgery for gynecomastia. Our plastic surgeon continues to be involved in competitive sports and fully understands the importance of lessening the signs of any surgery. From our work with athletes ranging from amateur fighters to competitive bodybuilders, we understand the need for thoughtful attention to the details of incision placement, wound closure, and return to training after the procedure. By utilizing the latest concepts in technology, our doctor is able to reduce scarring to an extreme minimum even if glandular tissue has to be removed. More severe cases of gynecomastia may necessitate more incisions. However, many times only a small incision blended into the inferior aspect of the areolar/skin junction is needed. Impressive amounts of fibrous glandular tissue can be removed through this small incision, and after several months the incisions fade to an almost imperceptible level. Most glandular excisions are then followed by a blending of the area with liposuction, leaving a flat chest with a smooth contour.

These procedures are performed either under local or under general anesthesia at an accredited surgery center depending upon the desires of the patient and the extent of surgery needed.



Real Patients & Their Stories

I had considered breast augmentation for many years. Breastfeeding 4 children had taken its toll. Dr. Webb's down to earth, one on one approach convinced me to go ahead and have it done. He tailored the surgery to my specific needs and the outcome was fantastic. Every aspect about my experience was top notch, from the care and treatment from Dr. Webb, to his personable staff who were always friendly. I was so pleased with my experience that Dr. Webb will be my first choice for any procedures that I may have in the future. - CMW *
Every effort was made by Dr. Webb to ensure that I knew everything there was to know about my procedure. Dr. Webb and his staff were available to me any time I had a question or a concern. Dr. Webb's staff was both courteous and meticulous in catering to my needs and concerns. My surgery went very well. I am now two weeks into my recovery and I am thrilled with my results already. Every day I see improvement and get more and more excited about my new shape. I felt very confident in Dr. Webb's ability; he is a truly talented surgeon. The information that I was given prior to my surgery helped everything go so smoothly, everything that Dr. Webb said I would experience was true to form. My pain was managed very well and I really expected to have a lot more discomfort than I actually experienced. I would only recommend Dr. Webb to anyone who wishes to have a surgical procedure carried out to PERFECTION! - KM *
I'm a young mom of 2 girls. Having kids left me with a body that made me very unhappy. I decided it was time for a change. Not knowing ANYTHING at all about plastic surgery I was unsure but called anyways to set up an appointment. Going in I was very scared and didn't know what to expect, but when I got there I was greeted by a very friendly staff. Dr. Webb and I started my consult and we talked for about an hour and thirty mins. He explained everything possible and what he thought I needed. He went into full detail of before, during, and after the procedure. I can't explain how comfortable I felt talking to him and the staff. I knew that day that I didn't need to look any longer. He was the one who was going to do my surgery! I had a tummy tuck and lipo, everything went like he said and now (2 months later) I look and feel like a 24 year old should. Dr. Webb and his staff are amazing, I can't thank them enough! I can't wait until summertime and I haven't been able to say that in a LONG time! Again THANK-YOU, you have helped start a whole new chapter in my life. - SBH *
From pre-op to post operative care, Dr. Webb and his team have been there every step of the way. I am so thrilled with the care & my results. 4 months post surgery, I have been able to exercise & lost 17 lbs and my breast are now a 36D! I can go into a store and actually find clothes that "fit" me and I don't have to struggle into a bathing suit anymore! From the added weight on my chest I used to have constant neck, back, & knee pain and now it's gone. Even the permanent bra marks that I had on my back & shoulders are beginning to fade. The biggest drawback to this surgery? I lost my golf swing and had to take lessons to get my swing back! Thank you Dr. Webb & the entire staff at Nirvana for giving me my life back! The "Girls" and I thank you from the bottom of my heart- they are PERFECT! - GW *

*Your Results Will Vary