Toronto Gynecomastia (Male Breast Reduction)

  • Price starts at $8,999
  • Procedure Time 2 hours
  • Recovery Time 2-3 days

Men may seek out a male breast reduction surgery to reduce the size of their chest area, and Toronto Plastic Surgeons offers state-of-the-art technologies and techniques to give you optimal results. Increased volume in the breasts can occur in men for various reasons, including hormonal imbalance, weight fluctuations, and more.

At TPS, we aim to reduce any concerns and provide you with full confidence, whether you’re heading to the beach or wearing a fitted shirt. Dr. Bell’s expertise in Gynecomastia surgery boasts his “no-scar after” technique and a concise, detailed approach to your Toronto breast reduction surgery.

What is Gynecomastia Treatment?

Gynecomastia (male breasts) is a psychologically damaging and physically uncomfortable condition that affects many men. Men with gynecomastia often feel conscious of their chest contour due to the increased breast size. Teenage gynecomastia surgery can also reduce body image issues for 16-19 year olds who have gone through puberty (breast development) and are experiencing enhanced volume in their breasts due to the sudden hormonal changes.

Because the condition is often attributed to genetics, even the most intense exercise regime, and diets can do little to improve the area. Thankfully, there is another option. Male breast reduction surgery is the leading treatment for gynecomastia and is widely successful in restoring the chest’s natural, more masculine appearance.

To treat male breast removal surgery, The Toronto Plastic Surgeons combine the use of energy-assisted devices to ensure optimal soft tissue contraction and contour while removing the glandular and fatty tissue.

Gynaecomastia Causes

Gynaecomastia can be caused by:

  • Natural hormonal changes.
  • Medications.
  • Recreational drug and alcohol use.
  • Certain health conditions, such as hypogonadism, aging, tumours, and hyperthyroidism.
    Weight fluctuations.

Who is a Good Candidate for Gynecomastia Surgery?

Gynecomastia surgery is a procedure for men who have unwanted fatty deposits and glandular tissue in the breast that detract from their ideal shape and contour. The candidate will likely have failed to achieve their desired results through diet and exercise adjustments.

Good candidates for male breast reduction surgery are medically well without uncontrolled illnesses such as diabetes and uncontrolled heart disease or hypertension and have realistic expectations about the shape and figure they can achieve. Are you a healthy individual with realistic expectations and unwanted volume in the chest area? If you answered yes to this question, you may be an excellent candidate for this procedure.

Your Breast Reduction Consultation with Dr. Bell

During the consultation process, you will be welcomed to our comfortable, state-of-the-art facilities by our friendly staff and meet with Dr. Bell. Dr. Bell will discuss your concerns, medical history, and treatment desires. He will then create a customized treatment plan to help improve any areas you want to address, providing in-depth preparation and aftercare instructions. You should bring your medical history, a list of medications you are taking, a list of any allergies you have, and possible reference photos, if applicable, to your consultation. You should also come prepared with questions, such as:

  • Is anesthetic being used during this procedure? Which type?
  • How will this procedure be performed?
  • Can I see before and after pictures of the procedure results?
  • What are the risks associated with this procedure?
  • Can I combine this treatment with another treatment?

What is The Cost of a Gynecomastia Treatment in Toronto?

The cost of a male breast reduction surgery depends on the size and amount of fat to be removed. In general, single-zone modern energy-assisted lipo with three combined devices starts at $11,999 for the first zone with a discount for additional zones.

Is Gynecomastia Surgery Covered by OHIP?

No, Gynecomastia surgery is not covered by OHIP as it is an elective, aesthetic treatment. However, you can discuss financing options and clinic deals during your consultation with Dr. Bell.

Preparing for Gynecomastia Surgery

To ensure successful Gynecomastia surgery and recovery, Dr. Bell will advise that you follow certain preparations in the weeks leading up:

  • Smoking should be discontinued 2 weeks prior and 2 weeks after.
  • Stop taking Aspirin or any medication that contains Aspirin 2 weeks before your procedure.
  • Patients must stop consuming food and drink 6 hours prior to surgery.

How is Gynecomastia Surgery Performed by Dr. Bell?

Dr. Bell and his experienced team perform gynecomastia correction under tumescent local and IV or General anesthesia. The anesthesia is inserted gently into the fat and glandular tissue, distending the fat and providing loss of sensation during your breast reduction surgery.

Three energy-assisted devices (BodyTite™, SmartLipo™, and VASERLipo™) are deployed to liquefy and coagulate the glandular tissue and fat through tiny incisions. The combined use of energy-assisted devices ensures optimal soft tissue contraction and contour while removing the fatty tissue.

  • BodyTite™ uses radiofrequency electrical current to coagulate and liquefy the fat and glandular tissue, leading to a 35-60% area contraction, minimizing the risk of any loose chest skin after the removal of the fat.
  • SmartLipo™ uses laser energy to liquefy and coagulate glandular tissue and fat and is excellent for treating under the skin to induce a 17% area contraction of the skin.
  • VASERLipo™ ultrasound-assisted liposuction separates and softens fat cells, allowing for easy removal and preserving for transplantation if desired.

Once this phase has been completed, the liquefied, coagulated fat and glandular tissue are immediately aspirated with a gentle, small, blunt-nosed tip microcannula. Using devices like BodyTite that melt unwanted breast tissue, large scars and excisional surgery can often be avoided.

Dr. Bell and his team’s expertise will put you at ease during your Gynecomastia treatment while we use the latest technologies, vast experience, and state-of-the-art methods to ensure you get the results you want.

How Long Does it Take to Perform a Gynecomastia Treatment?

Depending on the amount of fat to be removed, a gynecomastia treatment can be 2 hours long.

Gynecomastia Surgery Recovery Timeline

You will wear a post-liposuction garment that provides comfortable support during the healing process. Generally, liposuction garments are worn 22 hours a day for 3 weeks and only for support during the day. Dr. Bell will provide follow-up appointments to ensure optimal healing and results.

Following your gynecomastia procedure, the Toronto Plastic Surgeons team will give you detailed post-operative instructions to ensure a seamless recovery. Here is a succinct timeline for you to reference, along with your detailed aftercare instructions provided by Dr. Bell:

Day 1: After your surgery, you will have some swelling and soreness.
Day 3: Many patients return to work and do non-strenuous activities.
Day 5: You can begin getting up and walking around, as this will be your last full rest day.
Week 1-2: Return to low-impact activities such as walking.
Week 3: Compression garments only need to be worn for support during the day.
Week 4-6: Return to high-impact activities such as jogging, running, aggressive weight training and activities such as hot yoga and stretching.

Gynecomastia Benefits

Masculine-Looking Chest

Removing fatty breast tissue allows men to enjoy a sculpted, masculine torso.

Boost Self-Confidence

A firmer, better-proportioned chest can provide an instant confidence boost.

Makes Exercise Easier

Fatty breast tissue can make exercise uncomfortable and difficult. Reducing the size allows for comfortable physical activity.

Better Posture

A more refined chest allows patients to stand straighter and taller.

Gynecomastia Risks & Complications

Like all procedures, gynecomastia comes with potential complications and side effects. The best thing patients can do to minimize the likelihood of complications is to select a trusted gynecomastia surgeon. The Toronto Plastic Surgeons have been performing this procedure for many years. Significant side effects are uncommon and, in the rare event they occur, are expertly managed.

  • Infection: Infections are very rare and are avoidable by using a reputable, experienced surgeon. Preventative antibiotics are used.
  • Numbness: Patients can incur a loss of sensation in the nipple area, although this is usually temporary.
  • Asymmetry: The chance of contour irregularities is avoided by using an experienced surgeon.
  • Bleeding: Very uncommon and minimized by our thorough patient selection efforts and modern surgical techniques.

Why The Toronto Plastic Surgeons?

The Toronto Plastic Surgery team is well-known for its experience, care, and attention to patients’ postoperative and preoperative needs during their breast reduction surgery journey. By choosing The Toronto Plastic Surgeons, patients receive treatment from Dr. Thomas Bell, one the most reputable cosmetic surgeons in the world.

Breast Lift for Men in Toronto

A sculpted, firm chest is an extremely desirable feature for most men. A male breast lift is a procedure for those requiring more than liposuction to achieve the masculine chest contours they desire.

As men age, it is normal for the glandular portions of the breasts to be replaced with drooping fatty tissue. There is no identifiable reason for this occurrence, but it is most commonly attributed to hormone imbalance.

Similarly, male patients are often left with excess skin and dense fatty tissue in the chest region following significant weight loss. This visible area of fat or skin can be extremely demoralizing, affecting one’s body confidence.

This excess skin and drooping breast tissue are unfortunately unresponsive to lifestyle changes in diet and exercise. In order to restore a more masculine appearance to the chest, a male breast lift can reshape the glandular tissue and remove excess skin to create a firmer appearance and propel the chest into a higher, more natural position.

For between $11,999 and $15,999, patients will have the world-renowned expertise of the Toronto Plastic Surgeons at their disposal. In addition, it is worth noting that, following the procedure, patients will only need to wait 1-3 weeks before returning to daily activities and enjoying the benefits of their male breast lift. Best of all, if patients maintain a healthy weight and lifestyle, the surgery results will be long-lasting.

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Gynecomastia Alternatives

If the breast tissue is fatty, the non-invasive devices like the Evolve Trim, CoolSculpting and SculpSure may have some reductive effects similar to breast reduction surgery.

How is a Gynecomastia Performed by Dr. Bell?

Gynecomastia is performed by Dr. Bell under tumescent local and IV or General anesthesia. The anesthesia is inserted gently into the fat and glandular tissue, distending the fat and providing loss of sensation during the procedure.

  • Three energy-assisted devices (BodyTite™, SmartLipo™, and VASERLipo™) are deployed to liquefy and coagulate the glandular tissue and fat through tiny incisions. The combined use of energy-assisted devices ensures optimal soft tissue contraction and contour while removing the fatty tissue.
  • BodyTite™ uses radiofrequency electrical current to coagulate and liquefy the fat and glandular tissue, leading to a 35-60% area contraction, minimizing the risk of any loose chest skin after the removal of the fat.
  • SmartLipo™ uses laser energy to liquefy and coagulate glandular tissue and fat and is excellent for treating under the skin to induce a 17% area contraction of the skin.
  • VASERLipo™ ultrasound-assisted liposuction separates and softens fat cells, allowing for easy removal but also preserving for transplantation if desired.

Once this phase has been completed, the liquefied, coagulated fat and glandular tissue are immediately aspirated with a gentle, small, blunt-nosed tip microcannula. By using devices like BodyTite that melt the unwanted breast tissue, large scars and excisional surgery can often be avoided.

Gynecomastia FAQ

What is Gynecomastia?

Gynecomastia (often referred to as ‘man boobs’) is a common condition that causes boy’s and men’s breasts to become larger than normal. Gynecomastia can be caused by hormone imbalance, obesity, puberty (breast development), and old age. For this reason, the condition is particularly rife in young boys and older men. Gynecomastia is classically glandular tissue, but can also contain predominantly fatty tissue.

Is Getting a Gynecomastia Treatment Painful?

Modern liposuction techniques that use energy-assisted devices pre-coagulate and liquefy the fat, making it easier to remove. This has been shown to be far less painful and comes with significantly less bruising and swelling than traditional liposuction techniques.

How Long Will the Results Last?

The fat that is removed will not return, and to ensure lifelong results, it’s important for patients to stay within 5 to 10 pounds of their weight. Excessive weight gain will result in fat accumulation in areas where, traditionally, you would not have collected fat.

At What Age Can a Man Receive a Gynecomastia Correction?

It is advised that young men wait until they are 18 to have gynecomastia surgery because it’s possible for the results to disappear after puberty.

How Can I Get Rid Of Gynecomastia?

The top treatments recommended to reduce the appearance of breast size in men are liposuction and a male mastectomy, which both fall under the Gynecomastia treatment umbrella.

How Do I Know If I Have Gynecomastia?

Some symptoms of Gynecomastia include:

  • Breast pain, especially in adolescents.
  • Oversized breast or breast tissue.
  • Swollen breast tissue.
  • Breast tenderness.
  • Nipple sensitivity.

Is Gynecomastia Bad?

Gynecomastia is not necessarily bad, but it can cause real body image issues in adolescents and men. It can also be a symptom of more serious health conditions, such as hyperthyroidism or tumours.

What Is Pseudo-Gynecomastia?

Pseudo-gynecomastia refers to a condition wherein there is excess fat tissue behind, around, and/or under the nipples, increasing the size of the male breasts and giving the nipple area a “puffy” appearance.

Does Gynecomastia Go Away?

Male breasts can occasionally flatten out over years or go away with a change in diet and exercise. However, if you find that your Gynecomastia has lasted for a very long time, is deeply affecting your self-esteem, or will not go away no matter how much weight you lose, you may want to consider pursuing a Gynecomastia treatment (male breast reduction).

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