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“Man boobs” affect men of all ages and body types and can even be a problem for fit, athletic men. When diet and exercise fail to tone the chest, a male chest reduction procedure may be needed to remove excess breast tissue and sculpt a masculine chest that you’re proud to show off. 

Dr. Jason Emer is a world-renowned body sculptor who frequently performs male chest reduction procedures at his prestigious West Hollywood medical practice. Using advanced techniques and cutting-edge technology, Dr. Emer can flatten, tighten, and contour the chest to deliver transformational results. 

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What Is Male Chest Reduction?

Male chest reduction is a cosmetic procedure that can treat gynecomastia, or “man boobs.” This procedure is also referred to as male breast reduction or gynecomastia surgery.

Gynecomastia is a condition that causes men to develop an abundance of breast tissue. The result is large, feminine-looking breasts which can be a cause of discomfort and shame for many male patients. Excess breast tissue can consist of:

  • Glandular tissue, a white, rubbery substance
  • Fatty tissue, similar to the fat on the rest of the body but usually more resistant to diet and exercise
  • A combination of both tissue types, which is the most common scenario

The surgery Dr. Emer performs for gynecomastia is tailored to the needs of each individual patient but generally addresses both fatty and glandular tissue excess.

Am I a Candidate for Male Chest Reduction?

To be considered a candidate for a male breast reduction procedure, you should be close to your ideal body weight and have healthy skin elasticity. You should also be a non-smoker and free of any serious medical conditions or illnesses that may impair healing. Gynecomastia among younger men may resolve with no intervention, so male breast reduction is typically not recommended for men under the age of 20.

The best way to find out if male breast reduction is right for you is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Emer in West Hollywood. He and his caring, knowledgeable team will walk you through everything you need to know about male chest reduction and will help you determine if the procedure can accomplish your aesthetic goals.


WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF male breast reduction?

  • Gynecomastia surgery can be life-changing. In fact, many patients say they wish they had done it sooner. A male chest reduction can:
  • NPermanently remove excess breast tissue
  • NCreate a more masculine and defined chest
  • NReduce the size of your nipples and areolas
  • N Increase your confidence

before & after



After years of planning and an immense amount of research I decided to book my procedure with Jason Emer and I’d like to share my experience. After losing 120Lbs I was left with a lot of extra skin and some very stubborn pockets of fat that even as a gym owner and fitness professional I simply could not get rid of. I had my consult with Jason and he was patient and answered all of my questions and made me feel very comfortable, so I booked the procedure which was a circumferential abdominoplasty and Body Lift with HD Lipo and fat grafting…. and off I went to LA. Ashley and Belinda were extremely helpful setting up my surgery and all of my aftercare, so I felt very prepared for the trip. – BP

Amazing experience with Dr. Jason Emer, I had my hi def liposuction surgery last weekend. The organization from the front desk to the billing department to the surgical coordinator was phenomenal. I was guided every step of the way. I couldn’t have asked for a better surgeon. I had 4D Hi Def Liposculpture done with Dr. Emer on my back, abs, chest, and arms. Although only 3 days post-op I can visibly see my six pack. I am very happy with my results. Make sure you do your research and pick a highly trained surgeon to do your operation. It was a bit pricier but he did a phenomenal job. Highly recommended! – JS

Dr. Emer is an artist and a magician I can’t recommend him enough. After literally years of research and careful consideration, I chose Dr. Emer to perform some subtle yet mind blowing cosmetic upgrades, and I couldn’t be more happy with the results. – JB

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Male breast reduction isn’t for everyone. To be considered a candidate for the procedure, you should be close to your ideal body weight and possess firm skin and good elasticity. You should also be a non-smoker and free of any serious medical conditions or illnesses that may impair healing.

As long as you meet those requirements and want to address overly feminine breasts that prevent you from showing off your ideal body to the world, there is a strong chance that male breast reduction is right for you.

To be sure, reach out today and schedule a consultation with Dr. Emer in West Hollywood. They will walk you through everything you need to know about male breast reduction and will help you determine if the procedure can accomplish your unique goals.

WHAT to expect


General anesthesia is administered for male breast reduction surgery. You will be completely asleep throughout the entire procedure.

Once the anesthesia has taken effect, Dr. Emer will begin the liposuction procedure to remove excess fatty breast tissue. He will make a very small, discreet incision on the underside of the areola, right at the junction of the areola and the chest skin. 

Through this incision, he can access and remove fat cells with liposuction. To ensure aesthetic results, Dr. Emer uses his advanced sculpting technique to feather out the edges of the chest to achieve a smooth, natural transition to the thinner tissues.

If you have a moderate amount of firm, fatty breast tissue, liposuction alone will often break down the tissue and allow Dr. Emer to sculpt a more defined chest. This is the option most men prefer, as it involves minimal post-procedure marks and a moderate recovery period.

If your breast tissue can’t be removed with liposuction alone, Dr. Emer’s expert plastic surgeon will excise the remaining tissue surgically. Through a small incision in the underarm or along the bottom of the areola, the plastic surgeon can remove excess glandular tissue to create a flatter chest. Once the glandular tissue is removed, targeted liposuction can be used to further improve the contour of your chest and ensure natural-looking results. 

The plastic surgeon can then adjust the nipples and areolas. If needed, the plastic surgeon can reposition the nipples and/or reduce the size of the areolas to better complement your new chest contours. The plastic surgeon will then close and dress the incisions.

WHAT to expect

What to Expect After Gynecomastia Surgery

You will receive personalized aftercare instructions to guide you through your male chest reduction recovery. These instructions will include information on:

  • NHow to care for your incision sites
  • NPrescribed medications
  • NActivity restrictions
  • NWhen to schedule follow-up visits

Most patients are able to resume light activities and return to work within one or two weeks. To ensure optimal healing, it is important to rest and avoid strenuous activities as directed by Dr. Emer. Your follow-up appointments will allow Dr. Emer to monitor your healing progress and advise you when you can return to your normal routine.

Male Breast Reduction Results

Though swelling is normal after gynecomastia surgery, results of your treatment will be noticeable right away. You can expect ongoing, gradual improvements over several weeks as the area heals.

Your total recovery time will depend on your body’s natural healing process. On average, swelling subsides and healing is complete after about three to six months. At that point, you can enjoy your final results.

The Dr. Emer Difference

How Does Dr. Emer Do Male Chest Reductions Differently?

Dr. Emer is acclaimed for his customized, combination treatment approach for body sculpting. He may advise complementary procedures, such as skin tightening with internal heating devices like Renuvion or InMode BodyTite, to enhance the results of your male chest reduction.   

Dr. Emer also provides personalized aftercare protocols to accelerate your recovery. Lymphatic massage, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, and/or IV therapy may be recommended to promote optimal results after your procedure.

How Much Does Male Chest Reduction Cost?

The price of gynecomastia surgery depends on the extent of your specific procedure. Some patients can achieve their desired improvements with liposuction only. Others require a combination of lipo and surgical removal of glandular tissue. Prior to scheduling your male chest reduction surgery, you will receive complete pricing details for your treatment.

Schedule a Consultation with Dr. Emer

You don’t have to live with flabby and embarrassing “man boobs” forever. Contact our West Hollywood office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Emer and find out how a male chest reduction procedure can help you get the masculine chest you’ve always wanted.