Male Breast Reduction

Male breast reduction is a common surgery procedure for Dr. Shahin Fazilat’s patients who feel self-conscious, embarrassed, or emotionally uncomfortable about their breast tissue.

Male breast reduction may give men a firmer, flatter, more natural looking chest. Breast reduction benefits include improved clothing fit and a more symmetrical physique. The surgery uses several new modalities––implementation of laser liposuction or ultrasound liposuction––to remove fat and glandular tissue from the breasts, and in some cases, excess skin as well.

Our approach to male breast reduction procedures

During your male breast reduction consultation with Dr. Fazilat, he will discuss the procedure in great detail, providing you with all the information you need to make an informed decision about the procedure.

Dr. Fazilat will ask you if:

  • You feel self-conscious or embarrassed about your breast size or excess tissue over well developed underlying muscle
  • You’re uncomfortable participating in certain sports because of your breast size

Dr. Fazilat will personally walk you through your options for male breast reduction and share recommendations based on the latest research, advances in the field, and what’s best for your particular case.

Male Breast Reduction procedure in Mountain View, California

The SF | Bay Area Plastic Surgery difference

Once you have booked your male breast reduction, Dr. Fazilat’s office will coordinate the location and time of your surgery. You will receive a pre-operative appointment, which is typically two weeks before your surgery. During this appointment, you will be given instructions for your surgery, as well as any medical request forms for necessary blood work or related medical tests. Dr. Fazilat will also take any pre-operative photos and review your planned procedure(s), so you can ask any final questions. Our office will contact you by phone or by email to review your instructions and your health history.

Male breast reduction surgery is a common procedure that Dr. Fazilat performs in his practice. Typically, these operations are performed as an outpatient procedure under general or local anesthesia with a certified anesthesiologist; surgical times typically 2 hours.

Some of Dr. Fazilat’s patients also have their male breast reduction surgery combined with other procedures, such as laser and/or ultrasonic liposuction for a flatter chest and a flatter stomach.

Male Breast Reduction procedure in Mountain View, California

Recovering from male breast reduction at SF | Bay Area Plastic Surgery

After male breast reduction surgery, it is typical for our patients to feel tired and sore; however, this soreness usually passes in a day or two with many patients returning to work within a week, though strenuous activity should be avoided for up to four weeks. The patient should also have an adult stay with them for 24 hours following the surgery to monitor their recovery.

Stitches are removed a week to 10 days after the surgery. Any post-operative pain, swelling, and/or sensitivity will commonly diminish over the first few weeks. Patients must wear a compression garment for at least one month after surgery for optimal results. Finally, scars from male breast reduction incisions begin to fade in a few months and continue to fade for months or years to come.

Dr. Fazilat will schedule a follow-up post-recovery office visit in Morgan Hill or Mountain View, California to discuss your progress.

Request your consultation

We invite you to schedule your cosmetic consultation with SF | Bay Area Plastic Surgery today; we’d love to be a part of your journey to a more youthful you. To learn more about this surgery, please call us today at 650.964.2200 or complete this form on our website to request a consultation in Morgan Hill or Mountain View, California.

* Individual results may vary; not a guarantee.

If you are interested in becoming a patient of SF Bay Area Plastic Surgery, we invite you to schedule a consultation at one of our three Bay Area locations.


515 South Dr., Suite #25
Mountain View, CA 94040


275 Tennant Ave., Suite #105
Morgan Hill, CA 95037


15965 Los Gatos Blvd., Suite #201
Los Gatos, CA 95032

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