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Gynecomastia in Phoenix and Buckeye

Many men suffer from gynecomastia, the growth of excess breast tissue that can cause their chest to appear feminine. This can be a crippling condition for self-esteem, especially in younger years. Our surgeons at Regency are able and happy to correct this issue to improve patients’ confidence and quality of life. 

A life-changing surgery

Gynecomastia is often related to a hormonal issue, but can also be caused by steroids, weight gain, some specific medications, or genetics. Most males who have gynecomastia are extremely self-conscious about it, and will often hide their bodies under baggy clothing. Gynecomastia surgery addresses the condition, eliminating the feminized breast appearance by flattening and enhancing the chest in the appropriate areas.

Symptoms of gynecomastia

Those who have gynecomastia experience feminized breasts that may become swollen, tender, or produce discharge. If you’re in the Surprise area with any of these gynecomastia symptoms, our team at Regency can help. 

What causes male breasts?

There are many different reasons why male breasts occur. Whether the condition is a weight issue or a glandular issue, the causes could include:

  • Increased body fat
  • Some medications
  • Hormonal fluctuations
  • Unstable weight
  • Overactive thyroid
  • Kidney disease

Gynecomastia surgical details

Gynecomastia surgery is performed under general anesthesia and takes under two hours. Liposuction is used to remove excess fat tissue from the chest. 

Your surgeon will carefully make a small incision at the areola, and liposuction will then be performed through this incision. After the liposuction is complete, your surgeon will remove loose skin and re-shape the chest, flattening it to appear masculine. The nipple area will then be re-positioned to the appropriate place. 

Recovery and Results


It’s important for patients to be aware that they will need to wear a compression vest for one month following gynecomastia surgery. You may also be given drains to collect excess fluid. During the first week post-op, you can expect some tenderness and soreness in your chest, but the pain will be very manageable. The majority of patients return to desk-type work in about a week. Exercise should be avoided for three weeks, or until your surgeon advises you. 


Results from gynecomastia surgery will be apparent almost immediately. Scars may take some time to become harder to see, but over time, they will fade. Many patients find that their newly-masculine chest is enhanced with the right type of exercise and weight training, but be sure to speak with your surgeon about this. 

Candidates for gynecomastia surgery 

If you’re considering gynecomastia surgery in Phoenix, Buckeye, Surprise, or the nearby areas, you may be a great candidate for the procedure. Teenagers who are considering gynecomastia surgery should understand that they can undergo the procedure, but they may have to repeat the surgery later in life if the excess breast tissue continues to develop as they grow older. 

    The ideal candidate is someone who:

    • Has excess breast tissue that is affecting his life
    • Is generally healthy and doesn’t smoke
    • Understands what gynecomastia surgery can accomplish

    Why choose Regency Specialties?

    If you’re interested in gynecomastia surgery in Phoenix, Buckeye, Surprise, or the nearby areas, put yourself in the skilled hands of experienced professionals. We are a patient-centric, multi-specialty group delivering the very best treatments in dermatology, plastic surgery, breast oncology, reconstruction, and dermatopathology, all in one practice. This offers a convenient solution for our patients. We provide the highest level of care and availability, featuring the top specialists in Arizona. You will feel completely welcome from the moment you enter our door to your very last follow-up appointment. To learn more or schedule a consultation, please call 623-243-9077 or contact us online.

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