Gynecomastia – Male Breast Reduction

Salt Lake City & Kaysville, UT

Gynecomastia – or “male breasts” – can really undermine a man’s self confidence. Both true gynecomastia (an overgrowth of male breast tissue, usually due to hormones) and “pseudogynecomastia” (excess fat in the breast area) can be a source of embarrassment and frustration.

For many years the only treatment for gynecomastia was painful and expensive breast reduction surgery – with a long recovery period and large scars.The good news is that SilkeySkin MD in Kaysville, UT can now treat gynecomastia, and get rid of excess fat and tissue in male breasts using much less invasive LipoLife liposuction technology!

Typically only two tiny incisions need to be made during lipo for gynecomastia, one on either side of the chest. A small cannula is inserted under the skin that melts the fat using advanced laser technology. The melted fat is then extracted through a small cannula using gentle suction. This laser-assisted liposuction results in far less bruising and bleeding than surgical mammoplasty (breast reduction) – or even traditional types of liposuction.

They key to LipoLife’s success is the laser assistance, which literally melts the fat – so it does not have to be manually, mechanically separated from the body! Additionally, the laser causes the skin to contract – so the patient is not left with loose or saggy skin after the procedure. And, the fat that is removed from the breasts can actually be reinjected elsewhere into the body, such as the face or buttocks, if desired, to add volume and contouring!

And, in more advanced or extreme cases of gynecomastia where lipo alone may not be sufficient, skilled surgical dermatologist Dr. Silkey also performs excissional male breast tissue removal surgery.

If you live in the greater Salt Lake City area and are suffering from the embarrassment of gynecomastia (male breasts) schedule a consultation at SilkeySkin MD in Kaysville, UT. We’ll help you decide if LipoLife liposuction and skin tightening is right for you. And before you know it you’ll be proudly removing your shirt on the beach, in the locker room, and even during those intimate moments!