Gynecomastia (Male Breast Reduction) in Atlanta, GA


Male Breast Reduction

Oftentimes for men, exercise and training lead to amazing results, but they still can’t reduce the specific size of the breast area. This larger breast appearance, also known as Gynecomastia, affects a significant percentage of men in the United States, with estimates suggesting that up to 50% experience some degree of the condition at some point in their lives. If you feel uneasy or self-conscious about your chest’s appearance, or if you avoid certain activities because you fear revealing your chest, you may want to consider male Breast Reduction in Atlanta, GA. This procedure is known to be the most effective treatment for enlarged male breasts. At Dr. Lissa Plastic Surgery, we achieve the success of this procedure by removing excess fat and glandular tissue; our Male Breast Reduction can restore a flatter, firmer, and more masculine contour to the chest. This page is dedicated to the details of gynecomastia and aims to provide the information you may need to help make your decision to change the stress of living with enlarged breasts.

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What is Gynecomastia (Male Breast Reduction)?

Male Breast Reduction is a surgical procedure in Atlanta that removes excess fat, glandular tissue, and skin from the male chest to create a flatter, firmer appearance. This procedure is typically used to treat Gynecomastia. During Male Breast Reduction at Dr. Lissa Plastic Surgery, our team will make small incisions in the chest to remove excess, unwanted fat and tissue. In cases where excess skin is also present, Dr. Lissa may remove tissue to create a tighter and more toned appearance. The procedure typically takes several hours and is performed under general anesthesia. Male Breast Reduction is a safe and effective procedure that can help men in Atlanta achieve a more masculine chest and boost their confidence and self-esteem.

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What are the Benefits of Male Breast Reduction?

Our male patients have experienced the following benefits of Male Breast Reduction in Atlanta:

  • ​​Improved Appearance
  • Enhanced Physical Comfort
  • Boosted Emotional Well-being
  • Improved Clothing Fit
  • Long-lasting Results

Who are the Best Candidates for Gynecomastia (Male Breast Reduction)?

The best candidates for Male Breast Reduction from Dr. Lissa Plastic Surgery are patients who:

  • Are physically healthy and at a relatively normal weight
  • Have realistic expectations for the results of the surgery
  • Feel that their breasts are too large and are bothered by their appearance
  • Cannot correct their gynecomastia through alternative medical treatments
  • Are healthy and do not have life-threatening illnesses or medical conditions that may impede healing
  • Do not smoke or use drugs
  • Have a positive outlook and clear goals for improving the physical symptoms of gynecomastia

Whats the First Step?

If you are considering Male Breast Reduction in Atlanta, the first step is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Lissa Bootstaylor, MD, or one of our plastic surgery consultants at her boutique practice. During your appointment, we will assess the chest area you wish to improve and discuss your treatment goals, as well as answer any questions or concerns you may have about the reduction technique. In addition to examining the treatment area, Dr. Lissa will also ask you questions about your lifestyle and medical history. It is crucial to provide honest, and open answers as this information will help her tailor the procedure to your individual needs and minimize any potential risks. Once you and Dr. Lissa have agreed on the techniques to be used and the expected results, she will create a customized treatment plan for you. Our Patient Coordinator will then assist you in scheduling your procedure date and time and provide instructions to follow before the surgery to ensure optimal results and safety. At Dr. Lissa Plastic Surgery, we are committed to providing personalized care and attention to help you achieve your desired chest appearance and result.

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What to Expect on the Day of Male Breast Reduction

On the day of your Male Breast Reduction, comfort guides the way. We strive to offer a relaxing approach to your procedure, and at the core, we are in it together. During the surgery, medications will be administered to ensure convenience, and Dr. Lissa will recommend the appropriate anesthesia for you. If the excess fatty tissue is the primary cause of your Gynecomastia, liposuction techniques may be used. This involves using a thin hollow tube called a cannula to loosen and remove the excess fat through small incisions. Different liposuction techniques may be utilized based on individual cases. In cases where glandular breast tissue or excess skin needs to be removed, Dr. Lissa will use excision techniques. This is done in three major steps.

  • Making a cut around the nipple
  • Removing excess fatty tissue with a scalpel (surgical knife) or using liposuction to suck it out (a combination of both techniques may be used)
  • Repositioning the nipples if a lot of tissue needs to be removed

The incision pattern will depend on the specific conditions and surgical preference. Dr. Lissa may also use an approach of removing excess skin and lifting the remaining skin for a proper contour.

Male Breast Reduction Recovery

After your Male Breast Reduction, you can expect to experience some discomfort for a few days. You’ll also be swollen and bruised for a few weeks; Dr. Lissa will likely recommend wearing an elastic pressure garment for a week or two to help reduce swelling.

Although it’s essential to relax after surgery, you’ll be encouraged to walk around on the day of surgery and can typically return to work within a day or two. Any stitches will be removed about 1 to 2 weeks following the procedure. To avoid causing any damage to your scars, you should avoid exposing them to the sun for at least six months. If you must be in the sun, be sure to use a strong sunblock to protect your scars from discoloration.

How Much Does Male Breast Reduction Cost in Atlanta?

The cost of Male Breast Reduction in Atlanta depends on which technique you and Dr. Lissa decide to use. When you come in for your consultation, Dr. Lissa can create your treatment plan; at that time our Patient Coordinator will be able to give you a complete price breakdown.

For your convenience, we do offer financing options such as Carecredit, Alpheon, or United Medical. We also accept credit cards, and cash for our services.


Why Choose Dr. Lissa?

Lissa Bootstaylor, MD, is a renowned plastic surgeon specializing in body contouring through her innovative Male Breast Reduction techniques. Men and women of all ages have trusted her expertise to achieve their desired aesthetic goals with personalized care and attention, especially when it comes to breasts. As a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and board-certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery, Dr. Lissa is considered one of Atlanta’s top plastic surgeons. Her passion for providing the most comprehensive medical and aesthetic services has earned her an excellent reputation. She believes in creating a plastic surgery experience that caters to your individual needs, helping you achieve your desired result for a timeless, natural-looking contour.


Schedule a Consultation

Male Breast Reduction has helped thousands in the state of Georgia; it’s a time-tested procedure that can enhance your chest, and Dr. Lissa specializes in the results looking tight and firm from all angles. Call 404-240-2804 to schedule a consultation or book one online today!


Male Breast Reduction FAQs

  • “Dr. Bootstaylor performed my plastic surgery several years ago in multiple areas. My results were amazing! She is a perfectionist.”
  • I don’t think there are words to describe the experience with Dr. Lissa and staff. The love and kindness is profound. They make you feel heard, but most of all, they make everyone feel beautiful. They treat you like family, not just another patient off of the street. Love, love love, Dr. Lissa Bootstaylor and the ladies of the office!
  • The entire staff was friendly and professional. They took the time to go over the entire procedure with me. As for Dr Lissa, she was very personable and she listened to me. And answered all my questions and concerns.

Patient Resources

We’re here to help, with a number of patient resources designed to make your experience as comfortable as possible. Read through the materials below, and don’t hesitate to reach out and set up your consultation to learn more about what we can do for you.

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