Male Breast Reduction

For many men, the measure of health and fitness is a toned and well-developed chest. Unfortunately, some men cannot achieve this appearance even with a healthy diet and rigorous weight lifting and exercise. Up to 50% of males suffer from enlarged, feminine-looking breasts, or gynecomastia, at some point in their lives. This can cause embarrassment and discomfort, and may limit activities and clothing choices. To create a firmer, flatter, more masculine-looking chest, Dr. Mosher can perform male breast reduction in the Vancouver area.

To find out more about male breast reduction, click here to request a consultation with Dr. Mathew Mosher, a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, at YES Medspa & Cosmetic Surgery Centre in Langley. He and his dedicated staff will help you to fully understand all of your options for gynecomastia treatment in the Vancouver area.

Male Breast Reduction
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Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

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Male Breast Reduction Case 85 Before & After View #1 | Vancouver, BC | YES Medspa & Cosmetic Surgery Centre
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Case #85

The young man had been bothered by his chest shape since age 13. He was a professional athelete and exercised regularly. Despite his very fit condition, the examination revealed both fat and glandular tissue excess. Liposuction of the upper chest and direct excision of the breast tissue was carried. out.Dr. Mosher: VASER (Ultrasound assisted... Read More
Male Breast Reduction Case 303 Before & After Front | Vancouver, BC | YES Medspa & Cosmetic Surgery Centre
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Case #303

This 26 year old man came to the office to discuss options for his breast tissue. He was self conscious of the puffiness of his nipples. We discussed that a staged procedure was recommended with the first stage involving a removal of excess tissue behind the nipples. This would allow the stretched areolar skin an opportunity to shrink while correcting... Read More
Male Breast Reduction Case 87 Before & After View #1 | Vancouver, BC | YES Medspa & Cosmetic Surgery Centre
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Case #87

This 22 year old developed gynecomastia during his teenage years and this shape had remained stable for many years. A combination of SmartLipo™ (Laser assisted liposuction) and direct excision was carried out. Photos show a normal male chest shape at 3 months after surgery. Read More
Male Breast Reduction Case 97 Before & After Right Oblique | Vancouver, BC | YES Medspa & Cosmetic Surgery Centre
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Case #97

This 38 year old man wanted a flatter looking chest. Mild gynecomastia was treated with a combination of SmartLipo™ Triplex and direct excision of a small amount of glandular tissue. 
Male Breast Reduction Case 96 Before & After Front | Vancouver, BC | YES Medspa & Cosmetic Surgery Centre
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Case #96

This 47 year old man came to the office bothered by a slight prominence of his breasts. This had been present for many years. His weight was stable. An excision along with SmartLipo™ was performed.He was very happy with the results. Photos were taken at 3 months post op. Read More
Male Breast Reduction Case 172 Before & After Front | Vancouver, BC | YES Medspa & Cosmetic Surgery Centre
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Case #172

This 44 year old, 5' '7" 160 lb man was bothered by the contour of his chest. The fullness to his chest had been present for approximately 15 years. Despite substantial weight loss and excellent fitness the excess volume to his chest persisted. Previous treatments such as CoolSculpting™ performed elsewhere had not achieved any improvement.During... Read More
Male Breast Reduction Case 13 Before & After View #1 | Vancouver, BC | YES Medspa & Cosmetic Surgery Centre
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Case #13

35 construction worker had been bothered by prominent breasts since his teenage years. He had tried extremes of dieting and exercise but saw no improvement in his chest. He was bothered by the prominence of his breasts as well as the size of his areolae.5' 11", 205 lbs.Surgical correction involved VASER (ultrasound assisted liposuction)... Read More
Male Breast Reduction Case 292 Before & After Front | Vancouver, BC | YES Medspa & Cosmetic Surgery Centre
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Case #292

This young man came to us to discuss a male breast reduction. He had worked hard to lose a total of 50 lbs but was still troubled and embarrassed by the appearance of his breasts. He had been using hormone therapies as part of his weight loss plan, unaware that these supplements can lead to excess breast tissue in males.Risks and outcomes... Read More

Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

About Gynecomastia

Overly developed breasts in men of otherwise normal weight (gynecomastia) is a medical condition that can affect males of all different ages. Gynecomastia can cause embarrassment and self-consciousness, and often men who have this condition have been teased since childhood for having a feminine-looking chest. Of our patients in the Vancouver area, male breast reduction patients are among the most satisfied, as this procedure can be life-changing.

Primary gynecomastia occurs during puberty and the cause is unknown in most cases. This condition is often temporary, improving without intervention as adolescence progresses. Secondary gynecomastia occurs in adult males and is more common than primary gynecomastia. Vancouver area men should be evaluated to be sure that there is no underlying medical cause for this condition before seeking male breast reduction.

Gynecomastia Treatment in Vancouver

Most cases of gynecomastia are a combination of fatty tissue and excess breast glandular tissue. Often, gynecomastia can be corrected using only liposuction, which improves the contour and decreases the bulk of the breasts. Smartlipo™ is particularly effective for reducing the excess volume, and additionally tightening the overlying skin for a firmer appearance. In either case, a very small tube called a cannula is inserted through small incisions, and the fat is suctioned away.

In cases where a large degree of glandular tissue is present, or there is an excess of loose skin, surgical excision may be necessary. For this procedure, Dr. Mosher typically makes a discreet incision along the border of the areola (the more darkly pigmented skin surrounding the nipple). Surgical excision may be performed alone, or in conjunction with liposuction for the best results. In many instances, the areola is also larger than desired and this can be reduced as needed for optimal aesthetics of the chest.

Dr. Matthew Mosher

Dr. Mathew Mosher

Royal College-Certified Plastic Surgeon

As the Medical Director at YES Medspa & Cosmetic Surgery, Dr. Mosher takes great pride in helping patients understand their procedures, explaining the details and answering questions so that they are confident in their choices. Dr. Mosher and the rest of the experienced team at YES take a personalised approach to patient care utilizing experience and expertise sets them apart.

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Recovery and Results

Male breast reduction is performed as an outpatient procedure at our surgery centre using light general anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedation. You will be advised to keep your activity level limited for a few days following surgery. Over the course of 1 to 2 weeks, bruising and swelling will subside, and you will begin to see the results of your procedure. However, full results may not be achieved for up to 3 months following your surgery.

If you live in the Vancouver area and male breast reduction is something you are considering, click here to request a consultation with Dr. Mathew Mosher. Or you can call YES Medspa & Cosmetic Surgery Centre at (604) 888-9378 to schedule your appointment.

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