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Male Breast Reduction
Gynecomastia Surgery


Enhance Your confidence and self-esteem...

Gynecomastia (enlarged male breasts) affects men and boys of all ages. It can be an embarrassing condition that lowers self-esteem. Dr. Laliberte performs male breast reduction surgery to give you a more masculine physique.


Learn about natural-looking gynecomastia surgery at Radiance Plastic Surgery 


Dr. Laliberte is a Royal College of Canada trained specialist in surgical procedures of the breast including Male Breast Reduction (Gynecomastia Surgery).


His artistic and highly technical approach produces natural results tailored to enhance and complement your specific frame, goals and circumstances. At Radiance Plastic Surgery Dr. Laliberte performs over 200 breast procedures per year.


Male Breast Reduction (Gynecomastia Surgery) in Calgary, Edmonton, Canmore and Banff helps many men refine their body contours to achieve a proportional, comforting appearance and a more confident, self-image.

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Male Breast Reduction | Gynecomastia Surgery Benefits

Enhance Your Confidence & Self Esteem

For many men, only surgery can give them the chance to have firmer, flatter chests that provide them with a boost in self-esteem. With a more masculine-looking chest, you can wear more tightly fitting clothes, go without shirts on the beach or in the pool, and not feel shy from social situations because of low self-esteem.

Develop a More Masculine Figure

To fix this issue, gynecomastia surgery works to eliminate excessive fatty tissues from the breast. The result is a more sculpted physical appearance. Men who choose to undergo male breast reduction surgery will enjoy their new masculine chest and get rid of the insecurities they used to struggle with.

Makes physical activity easier

Running and jumping can prove painful, and while women at least have the option of wearing a support bra to ease their discomfort, men are left suffering. However, gynecomastia surgery eliminates this problem and enables you to enjoy any physical activity that you wish without pain or drawing attention to your chest.

Improves Posture

Having a more substantial chest can have a dramatic effect on one’s posture, causing the upper spine to become rounder and disfigured. Over time, this can lead to a permanent hump and chronic spinal pain. Another consequence of poor posture is compromised core strength and a withdrawn or reserved appearance. With a smaller chest, patients can stand straighter and taller, exuding confidence and approachability.

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What is Male Breast Reduction | Gynecomastia Surgery?

Gynecomastia is a condition that causes enlargement of male breast tissue. It can often impair self-confidence and be a source of emotional discomfort for men. Gynecomastia is a common condition in men. It can be the result of hormonal imbalance, obesity, certain drugs or heredity and can affect one or both breasts.


Male Breast Reduction (or Gynecomastia surgery) is a procedure that reduces breast size in men, flattening and enhancing the chest contours using SAFE lipo-sculpting with or without gland/skin excision. In severe cases of gynecomastia, the weight of excess breast tissue may cause the breasts to sag and stretch the areola (the dark skin surrounding the nipple). In these cases, the position and size of the areola can be surgically improved and excess skin may be reduced.


The procedure can be performed on men whose breast development is complete and who are emotionally stable with good overall health.


Am I a good candidate for Male Breast Reduction | Gynecomastia Surgery?

Gynecomastia surgery candidates include:

  • If your condition cannot be corrected through alternative medical treatments
  • If you are a healthy individual who do not have a life-threatening illness or medical condition that can impair healing
  • If you are a nonsmoker and non-drug user
  • If you have a positive outlook and specific goals in mind for improving the physical symptoms of gynecomastia
  • If you are physically healthy and of relatively normal weight
  • If you have realistic expectations
  • If your breast development has stabilized
  • If you are bothered by the feeling that their breasts are too large


Adolescents may benefit from surgery, although secondary procedures may be needed in the future should breast development continue.


How much does Male Breast Reduction | Gynecomastia surgery cost?

Each of our patient’s cases is unique, however, the average cost for Male Breast Reduction (Gynecomastia Surgery) can range from $5,000 – $6,500.


More information on Fees and Financing Options

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Male Breast Reduction | Gynecomastia Surgery The Consultation

During your consultation, be prepared to discuss:

  • Your surgical goals
  • Medical conditions, drug allergies and medical treatments
  • Current medications, vitamins, herbal supplements, alcohol, tobacco and recreational drug use (including steroids)
  • Previous surgeries

Dr. Laliberte may also:

  • Evaluate your general health status and any pre-existing health conditions or risk factors
  • Perform diagnostic testing to determine the underlying cause of gynecomastia; this may include testing of your endocrine function
  • Examine your breasts and may take detailed measurements of their size and shape, skin quality and placement of your nipples and areolas
  • Take photographs for your medical records
  • Discuss your options
  • Recommend a course of treatment
  • Discuss likely outcomes of gynecomastia correction and any risks or potential complications
  • Discuss the use of anesthesia during your procedure


How should I prepare for gynecomastia surgery?

In preparing for gynecomastia surgery, you may be asked to:

  • Get lab testing or a medical evaluation
  • Take certain medications or adjust your current medications
  • Stop smoking
  • Avoid taking aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs and herbal supplements as they can increase bleeding

Male Breast Reduction | Gynecomastia Surgery The Procedure

A gynecomastia procedure includes the following steps:


Step 1 – Anesthesia

Medications are administered for your comfort during the surgical procedure. The options include intravenous sedation and general anesthesia. Dr. Laliberte will recommend the best option for you.


Step 2 – Liposuction technique

In cases where gynecomastia is primarily the result of excess fatty tissue, liposuction techniques alone may be used. This requires the insertion of a cannula, a thin hollow tube, through several small incisions.


The cannula is moved back and forth in a controlled motion to loosen the excess fat, which is then removed from the body by vacuum suction.


There are various liposuction techniques that may be used; the technique most appropriate in your case will be defined prior to your procedure.


Step 3 – Excision technique

Excision techniques are recommended where glandular breast tissue or excess skin must be removed to correct gynecomastia. Excision also is necessary if the areola will be reduced or the nipple will be repositioned to a more natural male contour. Incision patterns vary depending on the specific conditions and surgical preference.


Sometimes gynecomastia is treated with both liposuction and excision.

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Male Breast Reduction | Gynecomastia Surgery Recovery & Results

During your gynecomastia surgery recovery period, dressings or bandages will be applied to your incisions and an elastic bandage or support garment may be used to minimize swelling and support your new chest contour as it heals after surgery.


What results should I expect after gynecomastia surgery?

Gynecomastia surgery results are immediately visible. Over time, post-surgical swelling will resolve and incision lines will fade. Satisfaction with your new image should continue to grow as you recover from surgery. The final results of your gynecomastia surgery may take 3-6 months to achieve. Incision lines are permanent but will continue to fade over time with the correct treatment and care as specified by Dr. Laliberte and our healthcare team.

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Male Breast Reduction | Gynecomastia Surgery Frequently Asked Questions

Yes! With precise placement and precise tissue excision (while ensuring that enough volume remains after surgery), Dr. Laliberte can deliver very natural-looking results.
There are two approaches to male breast reduction. The first involves removing the excess glandular tissue and fat using surgical excision and liposuction. The second approach removes glandular tissue and fat, while also removing excess skin and lifting the remaining skin.
During your consultation, Dr. Laliberte will determine which approach would be most beneficial for you.
Recovery varies by patient and the scope of their procedure. Most patients return to work and socializing after about a week. Light exercise can be resumed two weeks after surgery and more strenuous activities four to six weeks after surgery. Dr. Laliberte will provide a recovery and post-operative plan for you to return to normal activities.
In most cases, the results of gynecomastia surgery are long-term. However, weight gain, steroid or drug use and hormone fluctuations may lead to a recurrence of gynecomastia. Dr. Laliberte can provide more information about maintaining the results of surgery in a consultation.

Meet Dr. Michael C. Laliberte  MD, FRCSC Canadian Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Laliberte, Radiance Plastic Surgery’s Royal College-certified plastic surgeon has quickly established himself among the finest Cosmetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery specialists throughout western Canada.


With extensive training and years of specialized experience, Dr. Laliberte has built an outstanding team of healthcare professionals and clinical staff to ensure an exceptional in-patient experience and seamless delivery of service and post-operative care.


Having operated alongside word-class surgeons throughout North and South America, Dr. Laliberte brings to the Canadian Rockies a practice that encompasses the breadth of Aesthetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery.


Dr. Michael Laliberte has extensively trained in Plastic, Aesthetic, and Reconstructive surgery. After completing undergraduate and medical school at the University of Saskatchewan, Dr. Laliberte specialized in Plastic Surgery at the University of Manitoba.


Dr. Laliberte and the team at Radiance Plastic Surgery are best known in Alberta, and throughout Canada for exceptional surgical outcomes and compassionate care. Our goal is simple: to support you in achieving your cosmetic goals and restoring your confidence

A Cosmetic Experience Designed To Help You Rejuvenate Your Confidence

The secret is out. We’ve built a state-of-the-art clinic and private surgical centre servicing patients from Calgary, Canmore, Banff, Edmonton, Red Deer, Airdrie, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat and across Canada.


You’ll find us in the Canmore Crossing Complex. We are excited to welcome you to our new clinic and private surgical centre.


“Location shouldn’t limit your choices when it comes to finding the best plastic surgeon for your needs”


Our Canadian Rockies plastic surgery practice has quickly established a strong reputation as one of the leading cosmetic and reconstructive surgery centres throughout Alberta, and Canada.


We encourage women and men considering plastic surgery to view our gallery of before-and-after photos and read patient-written reviews, so they can rest assured they will be in good hands at our practice.

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