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About Gynecomastia Surgery

Gynecomastia, or male breast reduction, is a cosmetic surgery to correct over-developed or enlarged breasts in men. This condition is relatively common in boys and will usually correct itself over time. If it doesn’t, however, we understand how emotionally devastating it can be and we can help. This is not an uncommon condition and it’s being corrected every day by plastic surgeons. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons reports that 15,550 gynecomastia or male breast reduction surgeries were performed by Board Certified Plastic Surgeons in the U.S. in 2008. Call the board-certified plastic surgeons of My Plastic Surgery Group for information on gynecomastia.

We look forward to helping you in your journey toward a more confident you.

Gynecomastia Before & After


Real Results

View before-and-after pictures of real patients of Dr. John Aker.

Frequently Asked Questions

Asymmetry or unevenness on each side or between sides is possible. As with any surgical procedure, there is a small risk of infection, bleeding or thick scar formation.

The results are determined by the amount of tissue or skin you have before the surgery. The type of skin you have may also effect your results. Any ongoing medical condition which promoted previous growth, unlikely in the majority of patients, may continue to stimulate changes in the tissue.

Depending on the degree of fullness, the scar may only be a few millimeters for liposuction, a scar halfway around the nipple, or for the more advanced cases with significant skin laxity after weight loss, a scar along the breast fold.

Light aerobics may be started after one week. More rigorous exercises shouldn’t be resumed for at least 2 weeks.

It is unlikely. Although it is an emotionally distressing condition, there is rarely a medical necessity for the procedure.

Gynecomastia Procedure Information

Gynecomastia is a condition men of all ages might experience. It is a condition of over-developed or enlarged breasts in men. It can be the result of hormonal changes, hereditary conditions, disease or the use of certain drugs. In persons who are obese, weight loss may alter their gynecomastic condition, but often it does not get rid of it completely. Surgery is the only known remedy at this time.
Reduction mammoplasty is a technique used by plastic surgeons to correct gynecomastia. This cosmetic procedure reduces the breast size significantly and creates a more masculine, contoured, flat chest. If, due to excess breast tissue being removed, the breasts sag and cause the areola to stretch, the position and size of the areola may need to be surgically improved as well.
Gynecomastia surgery is usually done under general anesthesia. After surgery, bandages will be will be applied to your incisions and an elastic bandage may be used to minimize swelling and to support your chest during the healing process.
The results of gynecomastia surgery are usually permanent.

We invite and encourage you to view before and after gynecomastia surgery pictures on this website.

Denise Reister
Denise Reister
18 January 2024
I saw Nate for laser hair removal today for the third time. I’ve also seen him for Botox injections. He carefully explains everything he is doing. He is such a kind & caring human. I will definitely use him again & again.
Peggy Brennan
Peggy Brennan
18 January 2024
Samantha was wonderful. She definitely knew what she was doing and was also friendly & personable.
jennifer foltz
jennifer foltz
17 January 2024
The staff is always friendly, professional, and accommodating. Dr. Akers is to the point but listens intently to any concerns (as does the PA!)
15 January 2024
I recently went for a consultation and the staff was very friendly. Dr. Akers was very nice, polite, professional, and respectful. He explained everything really well of what to expect with the procedure I’m interested in. I was very pleased.
Angie Duzan
Angie Duzan
12 January 2024
I had my consultation with Dr Akers. The office staff and the doctor are all so very friendly. They made me feel very comfortable..I have never felt so welcome in a doctor office as I do with Myplastic surgery group. They are all friendly,knowledgeable on procedures and helpful! Dr. Akers is just the most down to earth doctor I have ever met. I travel from Bloomington and will do it every time.I highly recommend this place. They offer a variety of services! Angie Duzan
Amanda Westfall
Amanda Westfall
11 January 2024
Samantha is an incredible injector. She did my Botox for forehead and crows feet- it was a very positive experience with very little discomfort - thank you so much for keeping me young!
Cheryl OBrien
Cheryl OBrien
10 January 2024
I am very pleased with my results of having a tummy tuck with Dr Aker. I am 4 months post op. The before and after pics are astounding! His office staff are always friendly and make sure that I have all my questions answered. I'm so glad that I chose this doctor. I had a great experience overall.
marisol Goodan
marisol Goodan
9 January 2024
Great overall first experience with my consultation. Dr Reddy and the staff were very professional, knowledgeable and answered all my questions thoroughly.

Meet Dr. Aker

Dr. Aker, an Indianapolis plastic surgeon affiliated with several area hospitals, has lectured and is published widely on a variety of plastic surgery topics. Dr. Aker brought several new techniques in cosmetic surgery to Indianapolis and Carmel including the endoscopic breast augmentation (“endo aug”) and Asian eyelid surgery.

Meet Dr. Reddy

After completing her undergraduate degree at Lehigh University, Dr. Reddy earned her medical doctorate degree from Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia. She went on to complete an accredited transitional year internship and ophthalmology residency at the highly regarded Emory University, where she distinguished herself as a highly skilled surgeon, having received her surgical training from world-renowned mentors at the Emory Eye Center, one of the top training programs institutions in the country.

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