Gynecomastia Surgery

Your chest weighing on your chest? We can help.

What is gynecomastia surgery?

Gynecomastia surgery is a safe and effective procedure for men that reduces breast size by flattening and enhancing your chest's contours. It's a great option if you're unhappy with the size of your chest or if it causes you discomfort. Typically, the surgery is out-patient with a short recovery time.

Who is a candidate for gynecomastia surgery?

  • To be a candidate for gynecomastia surgery, you must be a male who's tried alternative medical treatments without success. Your doctor may recommend surgery if you have:
  • Persistent enlarged breasts that cause physical or emotional distress
  • Breast pain or tenderness
  • Difficulty participating in physical activities

What to expect with gynecomastia surgery

Before your procedure

  • Expect to receive a physical exam.
  • You may need tests to rule out ongoing causes of gynecomastia or to rule out breast cancer, such as an ultrasound, mammogram or breast biopsy.
  • You may need to adjust your current medications.
  • If you smoke, you'll need to stop.
  • Avoid taking aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs and herbal supplements, as they can increase bleeding.

During your procedure

  • The surgery typically takes two to four hours.
  • A small tube may be temporarily placed under your skin to drain excess blood or fluid.

After your procedure

  • Dressings or bandages will be applied to your incisions.
  • An elastic bandage or support garment may be used to control swelling and support your chest.

Benefits of gynecomastia surgery

Gynecomastia surgery offers several life-changing benefits that can significantly enhance your physical, mental and emotional well-being.

  • Improved appearance. After surgery, you can expect to have a smaller breast size, resulting in a flatter, more contoured chest.
  • Relief from discomfort. It's literally a weight off your chest. Goodbye, tenderness and irritation.
  • Emotional boost. While gynecomastia surgery is only a physical procedure, the results may also help you mentally and emotionally.
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Safety above all

Doing what's best for your body always comes first. It starts with a healthy dose of conversation. Our team will be by your side to explore any related risks up-front, so you can make the most informed decision.

Personalized plans

You're an individual that deserves care that's just as unique. We start by hearing your story, concerns and preferences. From there, we craft a plan to meet your personal goals.

Experienced expertise

Our plastic surgery team has been treating gynecomastia for decades. They've helped many men achieve their desired chest contours and feel more confident in their bodies.

Convenient locations

When surgery is involved, staying close to home and family makes all the difference. That's why we have offices in Chambersburg, Ephrata, Lebanon, and York.

Making "the details" easy

We try to save you time whenever possible. Like virtual appointments and MyWellSpan for simple scheduling, messaging your surgical team and easy access to test results.