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For many men, the over-development of their breasts is problematic because it undermines their sense of masculinity and physical prowess that naturally boosts male self-esteem and the sense of self-worth. Michael Schwartz, M.D. is a board-certified facial plastic surgeon and diplomate of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery who offers self-esteem boosting gynecomastia surgery, or male breast reduction surgery, for men who live in and around Los Angeles, Pasadena and the surrounding California communities.

What Is Gynecomastia (Male Breast Reduction)?

Are you a man who wants to look their very best? It’s hard for many boys and men who suffer from gynecomastia, the overdevelopment of the breasts because of genetics, or possibly an imbalance of hormones or lifestyle factors. Developing this condition can make any man or young man feel extremely self-conscious. It’s difficult to get through normal social life without feeling embarrassed by this condition and its symptoms. But there is hope. Now with Dr. Schwartz it is possible to have the size of male breasts reduced with Vaser High Def 4-D liposuction techniques or through tiny incisions to remove the excess breast tissue and fat, leaving a more sculpted male breast appearance. Dr. Schwartz is not only exceptionally skilled as a surgeon, but he is renowned for his bedside manner and compassion, and he deeply understands and appreciates the psychological and physical reasons for wanting gynecomastia surgery. Your gynecomastia procedure and its success depend upon working with an expert and experienced surgeon, so contact Dr. Schwartz now to schedule your consultation.

Am I an Ideal Candidate for Male Breast Reduction?

If you feel that you might be a candidate for male breast reduction based on your own perceptions, then it’s possible that you are an ideal candidate for male breast reduction.

Oftentimes gynecomastia patients have either:

  • Lost or gained a lot of weight, or perhaps suffer from a hormonal imbalance
  • Have an abnormal chest appearance that clothing does not easily cover
  • Have asymmetry in the size of their chest or breasts
  • Feel self-conscious about how prominent their breasts or nipples appear
  • Experience depression or psychological distress related to how they look

All of these factors lower your quality of life, and are necessary and sufficient conditions for contacting us right now to set up your consultation with Dr. Schwartz to learn more about whether or not considering male breast reduction is right for you to help reshape the contour of your chest.

How Is Male Breast Reduction Performed?

You can count on the finest surgical expertise and patient care possible for your male breast reduction procedure. Dr. Schwartz uses  both local and general anesthesia for male breast reduction surgery, that typically lasts from one to three hours depending on the extent of the surgery. First, Dr. Schwartz will infiltrate the area with tumescent anesthesia, then use the Vaser to break up unwanted fat and breast tissue.  The fat and breast tissue is then removed with power-assisted liposuction and when necessary through a small incision adjacent to the nipple. This is done hrough small incisions around the nipples and in the underarm area. After contouring the area, Dr. Schwartz will close the incisions with sutures, leaving your chest firmer, flatter, more masculine looking and ideally contoured for looking your best in a wide range of clothing or at the beach or pool!

What Should I Expect Following the Procedure?

Gynecomastia surgery is done as an oupatient and you will return home on the day of surgery. You will wear a compression garment for up to 4 weeks. The procedure is not painful and patients can return to work after a few days to a week.  You will need to wait six weeks before you start to exercise vigorously again. Dr. Schwartz will schedule follow-up visits with you to ensure that your recovery is progressing according to plan.

What are the Benefits of Male Breast Reduction?

It’s remarkable how many men who have undergone gynecomastia surgery or male breast reduction with Dr. Schwartz attest to how important the experience and results were in turning around their sense of self-esteem and self-confidence. Most men who have male breast reduction with Dr. Schwartz are pleased with the results, as the procedure helps them rebuild their confidence and makes them feel more masculine, allowing them to feel more comfortable in fitted shirts, when standing up straight or at the pool, beach or in the bedroom.

How Much Does Male Breast Reduction Cost in Pasadena?

Your costs for male breast reduction will vary based on your specific needs and the treatment plan that Dr. Schwartz develops personalized to your needs and goals. Please contact Dr. Schwartz to find out more about male breast reduction prices and set up your consultation to learn more about whether or not male breast reduction treatment is right for you. Dr. Schwartz also provides financing through Alphaeon Credit, Prosper® Healthcare Lending and CareCredit® to help patients achieve the results and the quality of life that they deserve, regerdless of their budget.

Are you embarrassed by your enlarged breasts, also known as gynecomastia? If you live in or around Los Angeles, Pasadena or the surrounding communities of California, please contact board-certified facial plastic surgeon Michael Schwartz, M.D., a diplomate of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery, to learn more about how male breast reduction or gynecomastia surgery can help you get the look you want and live the life that you deserve.


Pasadena Plastic Surgery
425 S Fair Oaks Ave
Pasadena, CA 91105
Phone: 626-822-3470
Fax: 626-793-2912

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