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Gynecomastia Surgery (Male Breast Reduction) in Toronto

Male Breast Reduction Surgery Before & After Pictures

Starts at $8,999
Procedure Time
2 hours
Recovery Time
4-6 weeks
Thomas Bell, M.D
Physician and internationally recognized cosmetic plastic surgeon and lecturer.
66 Avenue Road, Suite 4 Toronto, Ontario M5R 3N8

How Much Does Gynecomastia Surgery Cost?

The price for the surgery starts at $8,999 and up, depending upon the size of the breast tissue.

How Long Does It Take to Recover from Male Breast Reduction?

Recovery from breast reduction surgery takes 4-6 weeks.

How Long Does Gynecomastia Surgery Take?

The surgical procedure takes 2 hours to perform.

What Is Gynecomastia Surgery?

Male Breast Reduction Surgery (also known as Gynecomastia Surgery) is the leading treatment for gynecomastia and is widely successful in restoring the chest’s natural, more masculine appearance.

Gynecomastia (male breasts) is a condition that causes an increase in breast gland tissue. It can affect males of all ages. Gynecomastia is typically caused by a hormonal imbalance. Symptoms of gynecomastia include swollen breast tissue and tenderness. While the condition normally isn’t serious, it makes men feel self-conscious.

Who Is a Breast Reduction Candidate?

Healthy men with excess glandular breast tissue are often candidates for the surgery. Ideal candidates:

  • Have excess glandular tissue that cannot be corrected with other medical treatments.
  • Have unwanted fat deposits.
  • Have tried to modify their shape and figure through diet and exercise without achieving the desired results.
  • Do not have uncontrolled illnesses, such as heart disease or hypertension.
  • Are close to their ideal weight.
  • Have realistic expectations.

If you aren’t a good candidate for this surgical procedure, review other nonsurgical treatments available at SpaMedica.

Benefits of Male Breast Reduction Surgery

Improved Posture
Men with large chests often suffer from poor posture. The upper spine can eventually become distorted, causing spinal pain and other issues. Many men notice an immediate improvement in posture after undergoing male breast reduction.

Enjoy Physical Activity
Excess breast tissue makes it difficult to enjoy physical activities. The excess tissue moves during activity, causing chaffing and pain. Patients can engage in physical activities with ease after undergoing gynecomastia correction.

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.

Risks and Side Effects of the Surgery

Although risks can be associated with any procedure, gynecomastia correction surgery has been performed at SpaMedica for many years. After so many procedures, the risk of a significant complication is extremely low. Although most of the risks listed below have not been seen, the following have been reported:

Loose Chest Skin
Some men experience loose chest skin after undergoing surgery. Dr. Bell minimizes this risk by using energy-assisted devices, like BodyTite, that retract the skin and soft tissue while removing glandular and fatty tissue.

Breast Asymmetry
Some men experience breast asymmetry after undergoing surgery. Choosing a skilled cosmetic surgeon like Dr. Bell greatly reduces this risk.

Changes in Nipple Sensation
Changes in nipple sensation are possible when undergoing surgical excision. Often, the changes are temporary, and normal sensation returns after the surgical site heal. However, these changes can be permanent.

Unfavourable Scarring
Dr. Bell strategically places the incisions to reduce the appearance of scarring when performing the surgery.

Why Choose SpaMedica for Gynecomastia?

Dr. Bell, along with his dedicated staff, gives particular care and attention to the preoperative and postoperative needs of every patient. Dr. Bell was named as one of the world’s best plastic surgeons by W magazine, and has dedicated his 25+ years of practice to cosmetic plastic surgery of the face and body.

Different Types of Male Breast Reduction Surgery

SpaMedica provides surgical excisions and liposuction for male breast contouring. Some patients undergo a single procedure, while others achieve the best results by getting surgical excision and liposuction.

Surgical Excision

Surgical excisions are recommended for patients who need to have excess skin and glandular breast tissue removed or have advanced gynecomastia. The cosmetic surgeon removes the excessive tissue and skin and repositions the breast, so it is in natural alignment.


Liposuction is typically recommended for men who have excess fat around, under, and behind the nipples. Dr. Bell uses BodyTite, SmartLipo, and VASER Lipo energy-assisted liposuction devices to remove excess fat and tighten the tissue. Liposuction has a shorter recovery time than surgical excision and is a popular choice for men who have mild forms of gynecomastia.

Non-Surgical Breast Reduction Surgery Alternatives

If the breast tissue is fatty, non-invasive devices like the Evolve Trim, CoolSculpting and SculpSure may reduce the size of the breast.

How is a Male Breast Reduction Performed by Dr. Tom Bell?

Dr. Thomas Bell will perform or supervise all male breast reduction procedures at SpaMedica. For liposuction, the surgeon gently inserts tumescent local anesthesia into the fat. The anesthesia numbs the areas while also distending and expanding the fat cells. Next, the plastic surgeon uses the energy-assisted device to liquefy, coagulate, and tighten the excess glandular tissue. Finally, the surgeon uses a microcannula to remove the liquified and coagulated fat.

Patients who undergo a surgical excision procedure receive general anesthesia or IV sedation. Next, Dr. Bell chooses the incision site based on the needs of the patient. Normally, the incisions are placed within the creases of the chest or around the areola. Then, the plastic surgeon removes the excess fat, trims the skin, and repositions the breast.

How to Prepare for the Surgery

Proper preparation is required before male breast reduction surgery. Patients should:

  • Avoid taking aspirin for three weeks before the procedure.
  • Stop smoking.
  • Patients must stop consuming food and drink 6 hours prior to the surgery.

What to Expect After Breast Reduction Surgery

Patients will notice the results of gynecomastia immediately, although the full results won’t be visible immediately. Depending on the procedure, it can take 3-6 months to see the results.

Male Breast Reduction Surgery Recovery and Timeline

Patients are sent home with a compression garment to prevent fluid from accumulating and to keep the skin in place. They’ll need to wear this for the first 6 weeks.

Day 1-7: It’s normal to experience some swelling, bruising, and discomfort for the first several days.
Patients who live alone should have someone stay with them for the first 24 hours, and those who have small children should get help for at least 3 days.
Week 2: Patients can resume light exercises
Week 4: Patients can resume more strenuous activities
Week 4-6: The bruising, swelling, and discomfort should be gone, but men should not expose the surgical site to sunlight for a full 6 months. Sunlight can darken the appearance of the scar, making it more visible.

Best Procedures Paired with Gynecomastia Treatment

Liposuction on other areas like the male love handle, belt lift, double chin reduction, lower lid bag removal and Botox injectable all go well with breast reduction plastic surgery.

Male Breast Reduction FAQ

Can I Get Rid of Gynecomastia Naturally Without Surgery?

Some men can get rid of gynecomastia without surgery. Effective medical treatment includes hormone therapy, healthy diet and exercise, and abstaining from anabolic steroid use. However, others cannot get rid of gynecomastia, no matter what they do. These men are candidates for the surgery.

How Painful Is It to Get Gyno Surgery?

While some discomfort is expected, most find this cosmetic procedure tolerable. For surgical excisions, the patient is under sedation and does not feel any pain.

How Long Will the Results Last?

Dr. Bell removes fat during the surgery. Removed fat does not return, so the results are permanent. However, patients must maintain their weight after surgery so fatty tissue doesn’t build up once again. For permanent results, patients should stay within 5-10 pounds of their weight.

How Old Do I Have to Be to Get Gyno Surgery?

It is advised that young men wait until they are 18 to have the surgery because it’s possible for the results to disappear after puberty. Adolescent males with gynecomastia that also have low libido, should consider hormone tests to assess testosterone levels.

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