Male Breast Reduction

Imagine taking off your shirt on a hot summer day without worrying about how you look. If you are a man with overly developed breasts – a condition known as gynecomastia – this may sound too good to be true. But it can be a reality through male breast reduction from Indiana plastic surgeon Dr. Gus Galante. He can create a flat, firm chest, allowing you to wear what you want, play sports and engage in any activity with confidence.

Gynecomastia patients come from Chicago and throughout Northwest Indiana for surgery with Dr. Galante. Request a complimentary consultation online or schedule an appointment at Dr. Galante’s Schererville or Valparaiso office by calling (800) 721-3244.

Talking It Over

During your consultation with Dr. Galante, you can discuss your goals and concerns with complete confidentiality. Dr. Galante will encourage you to ask questions. He will describe all of your options for surgery, as well as possible outcomes.

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Procedure Specifics

Dr. Galante performs male breast reduction as an outpatient procedure. You can return home the same day, but you will need someone to drive you and take care of you for a day or two. You will be under general anesthesia for the procedure, so you will sleep through your surgery.

This procedure surgically removes glandular tissue and sometimes excess fat from the chest often times using liposuction as well. Some cases also call for excess skin removal. Dr. Galante typically makes an incision around the areola (the darker skin around the nipple) for scars that are practically invisible. The surgery usually lasts 1 to 2 hours.

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Meet Dr. Gus Galante

Thank you for visiting the Indiana plastic surgery practice of board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Gus Galante. Our team is committed to providing you with the information you need to make an educated decision about your procedure. We offer a full range of surgical and non-surgical treatments such as breast augmentation, liposuction, and BOTOX® Cosmetic. Our goal is to make sure you feel comfortable and confident about your choices. We have offices in Valparaiso and Schererville for your convenience.


Team up with an honest, approachable plastic surgeon who will work with you to achieve your goals. Look & feel better with Dr. Galante.

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More Information

  • For answers to some common questions about cosmetic procedures, view our FAQs page.
  • Men with excess fat and skin in the abdominal area may also benefit from abdominoplasty, also known as a tummy tuck.

After Your Male Breast Reduction Procedure

After surgery, Dr. Galante will close your incisions with sutures and surgical tape. Your chest will be bandaged for support. You will receive detailed post-surgical instructions. Any stitches will be removed after a few days.

Recovery lasts between 1 and 3 weeks, depending on the extent of your surgery. You will be sore and swollen for a few days, and Dr. Galante can prescribe medication to manage any discomfort. You may experience some temporary bruising.

You can resume light activities after a few days, and strenuous activity in 1 to 2 weeks, depending on how sore you feel. You should limit direct sun exposure for several months to avoid permanently discoloring the scars.

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