Male Breast Reduction


Male breast reduction sometimes referred to as gynecomastia surgery, can provide a way for men with enlarged breasts to restore the flat and masculine appearance of their chest. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Michael J. Sundine offers male breast reduction in Newport Beach for men who suffer from gynecomastia. To learn more about male breast reduction surgery, please read the paragraphs below.

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What is Male Breast Reduction?

Unfortunately, shame and humiliation are what men feel when they have enlarged breasts that give them a feminine look. If you have enlarged male breasts, you probably suffer from a condition called gynecomastia – the enlargement of glandular breast tissue in men. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, gynecomastia accounts for more than 65 percent of all male breast disorders. Dr. Sundine is a proud provider of male breast reduction surgery, which will give you a flat and more masculine chest with minimal scarring. Gynecomastia usually develops in adolescence and can be caused by a number of factors, including hormonal imbalance. Often the cause is unknown. However, the effects of gynecomastia can be ameliorated through plastic surgery.

Male Breast Reduction -- Newport Beach Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Michael Sundine

What Are The Benefits

Of Male Breast Reduction?

Our Male Breast Reduction patients in the Orange County area have seen the following benefits from their treatment:

  • Can alleviate back pain
  • Creates a more masculine figure
  • Enhances confidence and self-esteem
  • Makes it easier to maintain a healthy weight
  • The procedure is very fast compared to other surgical cosmetic procedures
  • Quick recovery
  • Works for almost any patient

Who is a Candidate

For Male Breast Reduction?

If you have enlarged male breasts, you are probably a good candidate for male breast reduction. You must be in good general health and not extremely overweight. If you have recently experienced weight fluctuations, you should wait until you are at your ideal weight to consult with Dr. Sundine, as such fluctuations can affect the size of the breasts and lead to excess tissue. Also, realistic expectations are very important to the success of your procedure. During your consultation, Dr. Sundine will examine your breasts and determine your candidacy, as well as the best surgical approach. Male breast reduction can be performed via liposuction only or using a combination of liposuction and tissue excision, depending on the degree of enlargement.

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What’s The First Step?

The first step to getting a male breast reduction in Newport Beach with Dr. Sundine is to book a consultation. On the day of your appointment, you will meet with Dr. Sundine in his office and he will be able to answer your questions, provide a thorough assessment of the chest, and give you his expert recommendations. He will also have some specific questions regarding your diet and exercise routine, your health, any medications that you may be taking, and if you have any past surgeries. Please be open with Dr. Sundine about not only your medical history but also your goals. Good communication will lead to optimal results!

If you and Dr. Sundine both feel that this is the best solution for your needs, surgery will be booked with our Patient Coordinator.

What to Expect on the Day of Male Breast Reduction

Male breast reduction surgery is performed under general anesthesia and lasts about one to two hours. During surgery, Dr. Sundine will make small incisions on either edge of the nipple and use liposuction to remove excess fat. If this does not provide satisfactory results, he will manually remove excess glandular tissue and skin. The breasts are then sculpted accordingly and the incisions are sutured. In some cases, additional incisions under the breasts may be necessary. However, over time, the scars heal and become essentially invisible as they fade.

Dr. Sundine getting ready for surgery

Male Breast Reduction


Male breast reduction surgery recovery lasts about three to four weeks. During the first week, you will be asked to stay at home and get plenty of rest. Your chest may feel sore, bruised, and swollen. Pain medicine and antibiotics will help speed up the healing process so that you can return to work and other daily activities within 10 days.

Do not be alarmed if you experience some sensation loss. This will return over time. You can expect to see the final results within one to two months, during which time Dr. Sundine will see you regularly.

How Much Does a Male Breast Reduction Cost in Newport Beach?


The cost of your male breast reduction in Newport Beach will depend on several factors, like the techniques to perform the procedure. During your consultation, Dr. Sundine can answer any questions you may have about pricing and payment options. Financing options are also available.

Why Choose Dr. Sundine?

Michael J. Sundine, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.A.A.P. began his training at the University of Colorado where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree with a double major in molecular biology and biochemistry. He then went on to continue his education at the St. Louis University School of Medicine where he received multiple honors. After completing his full residency in General Surgery at the University of California Irvine Medical Center, he became board-certified by the American Board of Surgery and then continued specializing in Plastic Surgery at the world-famous Duke University Medical Center. In the last 20+ years of practicing, Dr. Sundine has been awarded numerous accolades, including the Top Doctor award and Southern California Super Doctor. Dr. Sundine remains an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

Schedule A Consultation

Gynecomastia is a condition that affects millions of guys. Dr. Sundine has experience helping his Newport Beach male patients get the chest they’ve always dreamed of. Contact our office in Orange County today at 949-706-3100 to schedule a consultation for your gynecomastia surgery. Dr. Sundine can provide you with the personalized care you need and is dedicated to providing our patients with natural-looking results from their male breast reduction in Newport Beach.

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After much research and multiple visits to other surgeons, I knew right away that Dr. Sundine was the perfect choice for me. I felt completely confident in his ability from the first visit to the last. I have been singing his praises to all of my friends and will recommend him to anyone searching for a plastic surgeon. Thanks, Dr. Sundine

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