Although the condition of enlarged breasts in men (gynecomastia) is not detrimental to one’s physical health, it can have a profoundly negative impact on the self-confidence levels and emotional well-being of the men suffering from it. Gynecomastia may present unilaterally (one breast) or bilaterally (both breasts), and can be caused by a number of factors, such as: hormonal imbalances; genetic conditions; certain medications, drugs or illnesses; and significant weight gain.

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Breast reduction surgery for men (gynecomastia correction) can safely and effectively treat the potentially embarrassing symptoms of gynecomastia, and can sculpt and flatten the contours of the chest, while decreasing the size and volume of the breasts. The popularity of male breast reduction procedures has surged over the past 5-10 years, as awareness about the condition of gynecomastia has increased, and the taboo surrounding male plastic surgery has declined.

In order to achieve the best possible results from your male breast reduction surgery, this procedure should only be performed by a Board Certified plastic surgeon, such as Dr. Farbod Esmailian, whose private practice in Los Alamitos, CA serves patients in the greater Los Angeles area, including Newport Beach and Orange County. Dr. Esmailian has extensive experience performing male breast reduction surgeries, and has successfully treated the difficult emotional and physical symptoms of gynecomastia for many of his male patients.


Gynecomastia corrective surgery is an outpatient procedure that is performed under general anesthesia or IV (twilight) sedation. Because the enlargement of male breasts can be caused by different variables, the techniques employed during the surgery may vary, in order to address and correct the root cause of each patient’s symptoms.

Following your male breast reduction, Dr. Esmailian will insert a small drain to remove excess fluids, before wrapping your incisions with dressings or bandages, and providing you with a support garment or elastic bandage to minimize swelling. Although male breast reduction surgical results are typically permanent, if a patient gains a substantial amount of weight, or resumes taking medications which exacerbate the symptoms of gynecomastia, the breasts may increase in size.


Dr. Esmailian is a double board certified plastic surgeon who focuses on providing superior patient care, and who makes it a priority to stay informed about the most cutting edge developments in the field of breast surgery for patients of both genders. Supported by a compassionate and competent staff, Dr. Esmailian will work tirelessly to ensure that your male breast reduction experience is as safe and comfortable as possible.

If you have additional questions about having your gynecomastia corrective surgery performed by Dr. Esmailian, please contact our office today. We look forward to speaking with you, and to scheduling your initial consultation with Dr. Esmailian.