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As a man, your physique can play a large role in how you feel about your self-image. Over-developed breast tissue can significantly impact how you perceive your manhood, but there are plastic surgery procedures for men that can help. We understand both the physical and psychological effects gynecomastia can have on a man, which is why we offer male breast reduction to our Maryland and Alexandria, Virginia patients.

To find out how male breast reduction can correct gynecomastia, call Bella Cosmetic Surgery at  301-567-6767 to schedule a consultation for gynecomastia surgery in Maryland and DC with our experienced plastic surgeon.

As a man, your physique can play a large role in how you feel about your self-image.

Real Patient Results

My results turned out to be much better than expected and I am so happy with the way they look and feel. Dr.Chiaramonte is a phenomenal surgeon and would never think of going to anyone else!
Dr Chiaramonte is very professional and made me feel like I was in the best hands. He was very thorough and explained the whole procedure to me and did not make me feel rushed when asking questions. I would highly recommend Dr Chiaramonte to any friend or family member.
In searching for a doctor to perform my breast augmentation, I came upon Bella Cosmetics through a google search for plastic surgeons in Maryland. I corresponded with Denise, the coordinator for Dr. Chiaramonte. She was always very friendly, professional and helpful, and the rest of the staff were very amiable and welcoming. During my first (and second, and third) meeting with Dr. Chiaramonte he was very informative, patient and understanding. It is great that he takes the time out of his busy schedule to sit down for complimentary consultations. Although I ultimately decided against the surgery (for the time being), I had a great experience with Dr. Chiaramonte, as well as the staff at Bella Cosmetics. Would recommend to anyone!
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Dr. Chiaramonte exceeded my expectations. I am a month post-op from having the Bella Body Lift. Dr. C and his knowledgeable staff were patient and attentive to my questions and concerns. He provided realistic expectations for achieving the desired hourglass figure that was hidden under the markings of birthing two children and lousy eating habits. The figure has since returned better than ever. I am grateful to Dr. C for restoring my self-confidence and will certainly consider him for future services.
The entire office is fantastic, highly professional and so caring. And the smiles that come in and leave the office are amazing. Clients are happy with their results. And Dr. Chiaramonte is the best all-around. He is So kind and extremely skilled. Love you all Bella !

What Is Gynecomastia?

Gynecomastia is the male condition of over-developed breast tissue that creates abnormally large breasts. It’s important to realize that gynecomastia is not simply a result of weight gain but is a medical condition that can actually be caused by a number of other factors, including:

  • Genetic disorders
  • Medication
  • Illness
  • Puberty
  • Aging

If you suffer from gynecomastia, it is highly likely that your male breasts will not respond to diet or exercise. Instead, as the rest of your body becomes toned, you may still experience an accumulation of stubborn, fatty tissue in your chest. With Maryland and DC gynecomastia surgery, our surgeons can remove the excess tissue that neither diet nor exercise can eliminate.

Who Is The Ideal Candidate For a Male Breast Reduction?

If you have enlarged breast tissue, you may be a great candidate for male breast reduction surgery in Maryland and DC! There are a few general traits that surgeons like to see in patients who are interested in correcting gynecomastia. These include:

  • Being within about 35 pounds of the ideal weight
  • Being generally physically and emotionally healthy
  • Having realistic expectations regarding the surgeon’s anticipated outcome
  • Having relatively good tissue elasticity

To be a good candidate for gynecomastia surgery, you mustn’t smoke. If you do, please quit well ahead of surgery. You must also be able to avoid the use of blood-thinning medication. During your consultation, our advanced providers will carefully review your medical history, examine your breast tissue, listen to your concerns, and discuss what breast reduction may look like for you.

What Are The Benefits Of A Male Breast Reduction?

Gynecomastia surgery can sculpt your chest into the masculine form you’re meant to have. This is the whole purpose of the procedure. Beyond that benefit, though, are several others. Once your chest looks as it should, you can feel as you’ve wanted to feel for a long time! With your masculine shape restored, you can stop wearing loose clothing or binders. You can feel comfortable with your shirt off, and you may even feel much more physically comfortable during workouts. Ultimately, having a male breast reduction in Maryland and DC can take the burden of a feminine-looking chest off your plate once and for all.

Is Gynecomastia Common?

Yes. It is estimated that between 24 and 65 percent of men over the age of 50 have enlarged breast tissue. Hormones are a significant contributor to this condition. It may be seen in newborn boys who still have some extra estrogen from Mom in their bodies. Adolescent boys also get gynecomastia sometimes. Usually, adolescent gynecomastia resolves once hormone levels have stabilized during early adulthood. After mid-life, it becomes much more challenging to sustain stable hormones, so we tend to see higher numbers of true gynecomastia in older males.

How Long After Surgery Will I See My Results?

You can expect to see results as soon as you wake up from surgery. That said, your chest will be bandaged and will need to remain so for at least a few days. Swelling and inflammation are also common side effects of male breast reduction surgery in Maryland and DC, so while your breasts will look flatter, your chest will be swollen and puffy. As your surgical side effects diminish, the appearance of your chest will continue to improve. Full settling of your muscle and tissue can take up to six months. However, by that time, any changes that occur are very subtle.

Are Male Breast Reduction Results Permanent?

We expect the results of your Maryland and DC gynecomastia surgery to be permanent, and, in most cases, they are. However, there is a chance of recurrence depending on the factors that led you to have enlarged breast tissue. For example, if gynecomastia is caused by medication or a recreational drug, and the use continues after surgery, there is a chance that the breasts could harbor excess fat once again. The same thing can happen if you gain a significant amount of weight. In that case, your breasts may shrink again if you lose weight.

What Is Recovery From Gynecomastia Surgery Like?

Your recovery from male breast reduction in Maryland and DC takes about two weeks. This is the timeline that we give to describe the general period in which swelling and bruising subside, and you can begin to resume some of your normal activities. In the bigger picture, it can take several months for the body to completely heal after surgery. The later improvements include tissue settling, building muscle once again, and scar maturation. The early improvements occur as a result of rest, hydration, pain management, and also simply being patient. Expect soreness and tenderness. Expect fatigue. Expect not to feel like your best self for a short time. It is very normal to have emotional highs and lows during gynecomastia surgery recovery!

After surgery, you will be given detailed care instructions regarding showering, changing your compression garment (and how to know if it’s too tight), walking (a must!), driving, and exercising. Being diligent in your aftercare will help you move through your recovery with much more ease and comfort. If you have questions at any time during your recovery, please contact our office without hesitation.

What Happens During The Male Breast Reduction Procedure?

For some men in Maryland and DC, gynecomastia surgery can require little more than a small incision and the use of liposuction to remove excess fatty tissue. If you have excessive glandular tissue, we may need to make a larger incision for the excess skin and tissue removal.

Generally, after gynecomastia surgery, you will need to avoid strenuous exercise for a period of several weeks, and you will need to follow our recovery guidelines to ensure proper healing.

The best way to determine what type of gynecomastia technique will be used and how it will impact your recovery is to address these concerns with our team during your confidential consultation.


If you are ready to reclaim your manly physique with gynecomastia surgery in Maryland and DC, contact Bella Cosmetic Surgery by calling 301-567-6767 or by completing the form on this page. Our Maryland plastic surgeon also provides services to patients in the Alexandria, Virginia, and Washington D.C. areas.