Gynecomastia / Male Breast Reduction Newport Beach, Orange County CA Surgeon, Best Surgery Options2018-11-14T23:39:06+00:00

Gynecomastia (Male Breast Reduction) in Newport Beach, Orange County CA

Male Breast Reduction

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Who is Gynecomastia Recommended for?

Gynecomastia is recommended for males with excess breast tissue or excess fat in the chest area.

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Patients are advised not to eat or drink after midnight prior to surgery on the day of the surgery. Also, it is advised to not have alcohol intake for a minimum of two weeks before surgery. As for any surgery, a patients’ health and well-being is our main priority. We require that patients who are undergoing surgery be healthy with normal lab work (your labs will be performed within 2 weeks of surgery). Furthermore, Dr. Bandy provides patients with a vitamin protocol to being before surgery to aid in the recovery and healing process. During your consultation 2 weeks before surgery, our staff will thoroughly review with you all important information that needs to be completed prior to surgery in order to ensure the best outcome and easiest recovery possible.
Yes, a general anesthetic will be administered for the surgery.
After undergoing the gynecomastia procedure some discomfort will be experienced. Pain medication will be provided to patients in order to minimize discomfort.
If a patient is noted to be sick prior to a procedure, it is advised to contact Dr. Bandy’s office immediately to discuss the best way to move forward.

The ideal result would be a reduction in the amount of tissue in the breast and chest area, resulting in a more aesthetically


Depending on the extent of the surgery, scars will range from very small incisions only a centimeter in length to possibly an incision around the areola. Typically incisions are discrete and minimally noticeable. To aid in reducing the appearance of any scarring our office carries medical grade silicone scar cream.
It is required to have someone assist you in getting home or to your recovery center following general anesthesia. If a patient does not have anyone that can assist them at home, we do have a post operative recovery center that we work with that will pick up the patient from our facility.
A patient will have surgical tapes covering their incisions and these tapes will remain in place for a few weeks. It is recommended that a patient not touch the incisions until they are healed.
Following surgery, patients should refrain from strenuous activity for roughly 3 weeks. Patients should refrain from lifting more than 5 pounds within 1 week of surgery.
A patient is usually prescribed an antibiotic and a pain medication. If a patient is undergoing a general anesthesia, sometimes they are prescribed an anti-nausea medication to combat any feelings of nausea that some patients experience after having a general anesthesia.


Gynecomastia typically averages $7,000 to $8,000 if performed via liposuction and $7,000 to $10,000 via excision.

The patient has multiple financing options. For example, the patient can pay for the surgery on credit card, and make monthly payments back to their credit card. Additionally, CareCredit is a financing company specific for cosmetic surgery; patients can apply for CareCredit, and there are multiple options for CareCredit. Sometimes, patients opt to make payments directly to the office. This is a prepayment plan where a patient would pay until he or she pays the entire balance for the surgery; then, they would have their surgery.


The recovery time varies from patient to patient. Many patients will have bruising and swelling post surgery, with discomfort lasting typically 1-2 weeks.

We do have a post operative recovery facility that we refer our patients to in Orange County, CA and Los Angeles, CA. In these situations, they will be picked up by the post operative care facility from our recovery room and brought to the recovery center where they are recovered overnight, and then brought back the next day for their follow up appointment.

We are here to listen and address your concerns.

– Dr. Amy Bandy, Over 20 Years of Experience

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q: What is Gynecomastia?
    A: Gynecomastia is a condition of the male breast that causes the breast to have a more female shape and fullness. This condition may be as a result of excess fatty tissue, or more likely, excess breast tissue. The size of the nipple and areola (the surrounding pigmented tissue) may be normal, or may be larger and fuller. A more masculine chest can be achieved through surgical correction. Surgery can be performed with either ultrasonic liposuction, surgical excision of the tissue excess, or a combination of both depending on the individual and the type of tissue excess.
  • Q: How long is the Gynecomastia surgery?
    A: The surgery length depends on the amount and type of tissue to be removed.
  • Q: What if I experience any complications?
    A: Although rare, any and all complications should be reported immediately to the office.