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Male Breast Reduction

Gynecomastia (enlarged male breasts) affects men and boys of all ages. It can be an embarrassing condition that lowers self-esteem.

Drs. Richard Bendor-Samuel and Louis Boileau can perform male breast reduction surgery to give you a more masculine physique.

Learn about natural-looking gynecomastia surgery results in Halifax, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island.

What Is Male Breast Reduction?

Male breast reduction is a plastic surgery procedure that removes excess skin and breast tissue to achieve a flatter chest. Men who have gynecomastia can benefit from this type of breast reduction.

Many men with gynecomastia turn to The Landings Surgical Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia, for their male breast reduction surgery. Our dedicated staff, expert surgeons, and state-of-the-art surgical facilities make us a premier cosmetic plastic surgery practice in this part of Canada.

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About Gynecomastia

Gynecomastia is a condition that results in enlarged male breast tissue. Gynecomastia may start as a lump of fatty tissue under the nipple, then progress to swelling. Gynecomastia is caused by hormonal imbalances, like having too much estrogen or not enough testosterone. Often, this imbalance is caused by:

  • Puberty
  • Aging
  • Obesity
  • Alcoholism
  • Steroids and other drugs
  • Injury
  • Health conditions that affect hormone levels
  • Certain medications

Many of these causes can be addressed before resorting to surgery at our Halifax, NS, practice. For example, lifestyle choices like losing weight and reducing alcohol intake may be enough to decrease the size of male breasts.

If you're self-conscious about your breast size or nothing seems to reduce your breast tissue, Drs. Bendor-Samuel and Boileau can help determine if male breast reduction is right for you.

What Does a Breast Reduction Involve?

Our board-certified plastic surgeons first have to evaluate each patient to determine how much glandular tissue, fat, and skin must be removed to achieve optimal results. This will help them determine which surgical procedure is most appropriate.

VASER Liposuction

Our practice in Halifax, Nova Scotia, uses VASER® liposuction to break down pockets of fat. This kind of liposuction disrupts the bond between fatty tissue and the underlying muscles with ultrasound waves, making the fat easier to remove.

In many cases, ultrasonic liposuction is sufficient to remove the excess tissue, leaving minimal scarring and causing less trauma to the treatment area.

The Landings Surgical Centre is currently the only facility in Atlantic Canada that offers ultrasonic liposuction treatment for gynecomastia.

Tissue Excision

Some patients seeking treatment for more severe cases of gynecomastia may benefit from treatment via excision. This male breast reduction procedure involves a small incision around the edge of the areola or in the natural creases of the chest.

This procedure can remove a greater amount of glandular tissue than liposuction alone, and reduces the amount of sagging skin around the breasts. Patients having skin removed should expect some scarring on the chest.

The excision procedure can also be combined with VASER liposuction.

Recovery From Male Breast Reduction Surgery

You'll notice an immediate improvement in your chest contour following your gynecomastia surgery, but your results will become more apparent as swelling subsides over the next six months.

After your surgery, you should be prepared for:

  • Soreness that can be treated with over-the-counter medication
  • Numbness or changes in nipple sensation for several months
  • Wearing a compression garment for about two weeks

Most of our male breast reduction patients return to work after about one week and return to normal physical activity within one month. The results achieved after your male breast reduction are long-lasting, but can be affected by aging, weight gain, and certain medications.

Hear from Our Patients About Our Practice


Leslie Waugh


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I have to say that I am thrilled with my results after having a breast reduction in July of 2021 by Dr. Bendor Samuel. The whole process was a positive experience. Dr. Bendor certainly knows his work and was very friendly and professional. Everything feels so much lighter and I have no more neck and shoulder pain. I only wish I had done this sooner! Thankyou!

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Kara Loop


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Dr. Bendor-Samuel and his staff were amazing! I am beyond pleased with the outcome of my breast reduction/lift. The treatment I received throughout the process was exceptional. I highly recommend Dr. Bendor-Samuel as he is a very talented surgeon. I feel amazing :)

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The Landings Surgical Centre

Our surgeons have the training and expertise to provide the beautiful results you deserve. Drs. Bendor-Samuel and Boileau are members of several esteemed organizations, such as:

  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
  • Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • Canadian Medical Association

Schedule a consultation online or call us at (902) 492-2007 to learn more. Our Halifax practice provides convenient care for patients from Prince Edward Island and nearby areas.

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