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Gynecomastia Surgery

Most men desire a masculine body contour, but those who suffer from gynecomastia may have a difficult time achieving a robust and sculpted chest. Gynecomastia is a condition characterized by an excess of fat and glandular tissue in the male breasts. It can be caused by several factors, including weight gain, hormone imbalance, certain medications, and genetics. Some male patients can reduce the size of their breasts by maintaining a strict diet and exercise regimen. However, if these traditional remedies do not produce a pleasing chest appearance, gynecomastia surgery can alleviate the physical and emotional discomfort associated with having excess breast tissue. Dr. Scott Green has performed countless gynecomastia surgeries with remarkable results, and he can apply his surgical mastery to restore your masculinity and confidence.

Sacramento & Roseville (916) 929-1833

What Gynecomastia Surgery Can Achieve:

Defined Chest Contour

Improved Confidence

Physical Relief

Gynecomastia Surgery Options

Undergoing gynecomastia surgery can have a tremendously positive impact on your build and self-esteem. By thoroughly evaluating your condition and developing a personalized surgical plan to fulfill your needs, Dr. Scott Green ensures that you receive superlative care and an exceptional enhancement experience.


Excision involves the surgical removal of excess breast tissue. Typically, an incision is created along the lower circumference of the areolas through which unwanted fatty tissue, as well as glandular tissue, are removed. In more severe cases, excess skin may be trimmed, and the nipple may be repositioned to produce the ideal chest appearance. Excision is often combined with liposuction to achieve the optimal chest contouring outcome.


Liposuction is ideal for patients with good skin elasticity and excess fatty tissue rather than glandular tissue. Dr. Green offers several liposuction options, including:

• Power-assisted
• Laser-assisted
• Ultrasonic-assisted
• Tumescent

Because of the customizable nature of this procedure, the most appropriate liposuction technique for your condition will be determined during your private consultation.

Gynecomastia Surgery Concerns


Gynecomastia surgery patients are likely to experience some swelling and discomfort following the procedure. Patients are encouraged to rest during the initial stage of recovery, but they are advised to walk around the house to promote adequate circulation and healing. Patients should avoid vertical arm movement for at least two weeks. Moderate exercise can be resumed when the surgeon approves it, which is usually around three weeks after surgery.


Gynecomastia surgery may result in some scarring. However, any scars are likely to fade over time. Treatment using silicone strips or silicone-based topical cream can help minimize the appearance of scars. Patients are also advised to avoid sun exposure for six weeks to prevent the darkening of their gynecomastia scars.


The cost of gynecomastia surgery depends on several factors including (but not limited to) surgical technique, the extent of correction required, and anesthesia fees. During your consultation, Dr. Green’s financial coordinator will give you an accurate cost estimate for your customized procedure.


While most patients report soreness after gynecomastia surgery, the pain is mild to moderate. Patients can manage discomfort during the first few days of recovery with oral pain relievers as advised by Dr. Green.

Plastic Surgeon Dr. Scott Green in Sacramento & Granite Bay

The Art of Plastic Surgery

Surgical skill can be learned, but surgical artistry is something a person must be born with. Dr. Scott Green has the inherent aesthetic and anatomical understanding necessary to deliver results of utmost transcendence to all of his patients. By applying his irrefutable grasp of beauty and state-of-the-art surgical techniques, Dr. Green sculpts his patients’ contours for the most dazzling and customized outcome.

“Every block of stone has a statue inside it, and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it.” – Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How do I prepare for my gynecomastia surgery?

    In the two weeks leading up to your surgery, you should avoid sunbathing, hair removal treatments, blood thinners, and herbal supplements. Before your procedure, it is also wise to obtain your compression garments, complete major household chores, fill your prescriptions, and arrange for a friend or relative to drive you to and from the surgical facility.

  • How long after undergoing gynecomastia surgery can I return to work?

    Most patients can resume working after one week of recovery. However, those with physically demanding jobs should wait at least two weeks before returning to work.

  • Should I quit smoking before undergoing gynecomastia surgery?

    Yes. Smoking and tobacco use hinders proper healing and circulation. To reduce the risk of post-op complications, patients should avoid all tobacco use for at least three weeks before and three weeks after their scheduled procedure.

  • How long will my gynecomastia surgery results last?

    As long as you adopt a healthy, active lifestyle, the effects of your gynecomastia procedure are considered permanent. Avoiding steroid use can also help prolong the outcome of your surgery.