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Gynecomastia Surgery

What is Gynecomastia?

Gynecomastia Surgery, also known as male breast reduction surgery, is a procedure designed to address gynecomastia, a condition characterized by the enlargement of breast tissue in men. This condition can result from hormonal imbalances, genetics, certain medications, or weight gain, leading to self-consciousness or discomfort for those affected. The surgery involves the removal of excess fat and glandular tissue to restore a firmer, flatter, and more traditionally masculine chest contour. In some cases, excess skin may also be removed, and the nipples repositioned to create a natural-looking chest. Gynecomastia Surgery can significantly improve the psychological and physical discomfort associated with enlarged breasts, boosting self-confidence and comfort in one’s own body. It’s typically performed under general anesthesia, and the recovery period varies based on the extent of the surgery. The procedure is highly personalized, with the approach tailored to meet the unique needs and goals of each individual patient

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Good Candidates for Male Breast Reduction Surgery

Identifying the ideal candidates for Male Breast Reduction Surgery is a critical component of the patient-centric approach at Pacific Sound Plastic Surgery, by the skilled Dr. Kristopher M. Day. Ideal candidates for this procedure are men who experience gynecomastia, characterized by excess breast tissue that cannot be resolved through diet and exercise alone. Candidates should be in overall good health, at a stable weight, and have realistic expectations about the outcomes of the surgery. It’s essential that individuals seeking this procedure are not suffering from any medical conditions that might impair healing or increase surgical risks. Those who experience physical discomfort or self-consciousness due to enlarged breasts may find significant relief and improved quality of life through this surgery. At Pacific Sound Plastic Surgery, Dr. Day ensures a thorough evaluation and consultation to ascertain the suitability of each candidate for Male Breast Reduction Surgery, focusing on delivering results that align with the patient’s aesthetic goals and contribute to their overall well-being.

Preparing For Your Gynecomastia Surgery

Preparing for Gynecomastia Surgery at Pacific Sound Plastic Surgery, expertly performed by Dr. Kristopher M. Day in Bellevue and serving the Seattle area, involves several important steps to ensure the best possible outcome. Dr. Day will guide you through a detailed preparation process. This includes maintaining a stable weight, as significant fluctuations can affect the surgery results. It’s crucial to quit smoking well in advance of the procedure, as smoking can hinder healing and increase the risk of complications. A healthy diet and proper hydration are also key to preparing your body for surgery and recovery.


Patients are advised to avoid certain medications and supplements that can increase bleeding risk. It’s important to arrange for transportation and assistance post-surgery, as you’ll need time to rest and recover. Dr. Day will provide specific instructions tailored to your health and surgical plan. At Pacific Sound Plastic Surgery, we prioritize patient education and preparedness, ensuring you feel informed and confident as you approach your Gynecomastia Surgery.

What to Expect During Gynecomastia Surgery

The procedure typically involves the removal of excess glandular tissue, fat, and sometimes skin, to achieve a more masculine chest contour. Dr. Day employs advanced surgical techniques tailored to each patient’s specific needs, ensuring the most effective results.


Anesthesia will be administered for your comfort, allowing a pain-free experience during the surgery. The duration of the procedure varies depending on the extent of the gynecomastia and the specific surgical approach. Dr. Day’s meticulous attention to detail aims to minimize scarring and maximize aesthetic outcomes.


Throughout the surgery, patient safety and well-being are the top priorities. Pacific Sound Plastic Surgery provides continuous monitoring and care, ensuring a safe and successful procedure. Post-surgery, Dr. Day will provide comprehensive post-operative instructions and support, essential for a smooth recovery and optimal results.

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Recovering From
Gynecomastia Surgery

Recovering from Gynecomastia Surgery, also known as Male Breast Reduction, at Pacific Sound Plastic Surgery, which also caters to the residents of Seattle, is an essential phase of your transformative journey. This procedure, expertly performed by Dr. Kristopher M. Day, is followed by a recovery period that is crucial for achieving the best possible results. Post-surgery, you can expect some swelling and bruising in the treated areas, which gradually subsides. Dr. Day will provide specific instructions on how to care for your surgical sites, manage discomfort, and the timeline for resuming normal activities.


Wearing a compression garment as advised is important to support healing and help shape the new chest contour. Rest is essential in the first few days following surgery, and it’s important to avoid strenuous activities or heavy lifting for a period recommended by Dr. Day. Regular follow-up appointments will be scheduled to monitor your healing process and ensure that your recovery is progressing as expected.


At Pacific Sound Plastic Surgery, we understand the importance of a smooth and comfortable recovery. We are dedicated to providing ongoing support and guidance, ensuring that our  patients, receive the best care and attention as they recuperate and step towards a more confident self.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Gynecomastia Surgery

Gynecomastia surgery, also known as male breast reduction, is a procedure to address gynecomastia, a condition where men develop enlarged breast tissue. The surgery removes excess fat and glandular tissue to restore a more masculine chest contour.

Ideal candidates are men experiencing enlarged breasts due to gynecomastia that cannot be resolved through alternative medical treatments or weight loss. Candidates should be in good health, have stable body weight, and realistic expectations about the results.

The procedure typically involves liposuction to remove excess fat and may include the excision of glandular tissue. The extent of surgery depends on the amount of excess tissue present and the desired outcome.

Recovery typically involves swelling, bruising, and some discomfort. Most patients can return to work within a week, but should avoid strenuous activities for a few weeks. Specific post-operative instructions will be provided by Dr. Day.

As with any surgery, risks include infection, bleeding, scarring, and complications related to anesthesia. Specific risks, such as changes in nipple sensation or contour irregularities, will be discussed during your consultation.

The results of gynecomastia surgery are typically permanent, provided you maintain a stable weight and avoid factors that could trigger regrowth of breast tissue.


Scars from gynecomastia surgery are generally small and strategically placed to be less noticeable. The extent of scarring depends on the amount of tissue removed and the individual's healing process.

The cost varies depending on the specifics of the surgery. A detailed quote will be provided during your consultation.


Yes, various financing options are available to assist with the costs of the surgery.


Bring a list of your current medications, any relevant medical history, and specific goals or concerns about the surgery.