Male Breast Reduction in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Male breast enlargement (gynecomastia) is fairly common. Breasts may develop around the time of puberty and tend to diminish over time. If breast enlargement in a male persists for more than a few years, the cause needs to be determined. Endocrine (hormone) abnormalities and steroid or marijuana use may be the cause. Often times, no abnormality is found. Male breast reduction in Minneapolis-St. Paul can be carried out using direct excision, liposuction or a combination of both. Recurrence following reduction is rare.

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Cost of Male Breast Reduction

Male Breast Reduction:
$5,200

This includes your surgical fee and all follow-up visits with Dr. Rocheford. This estimate also includes the facility fee and anesthesia costs. This is an estimate and may be different depending on your specific situation. It does not include the cost of your pre-operative physical, lab tests or medications. Dr. Rocheford does charge $100 for consultations, and that fee is deducted from the price of your surgery or in-office procedure.

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DETAILS OF MALE BREAST REDUCTION SURGERY

  • Surgery: Surgery is done under general anesthetic at an outpatient facility or hospital. The surgery takes 2 hours and is an outpatient surgery.
  • Discomfort: Mild to Moderate. Anticipate 2 – 7 days of pain medication.
  • Bruising and Swelling: Improves in 7 – 10 days.
  • Bandages: Removed the day after surgery.
  • Stitches: Internal stitches dissolve.
  • Work: You may return to work in 3 – 7 days.
  • Exercise: May be resumed in 2 weeks.
  • Final Result: Following scar maturation, about 2 – 4 months. Results last 7 – 10 years.





Male breast reduction can be performed using liposuction alone if the amount of excess tissue is mild. If there is a more significant amount of skin or dense breast tissue, skin and tissue will need to be removed. This is accomplished through an incision in the crease under the breast and around the areola. Following either surgery, a compression vest will be worn to control the swelling.

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Do you have questions about your procedure? Dr. Rocheford has compiled a list of frequently asked questions to help you.

Some patients decide to combine their procedure with complementary treatments to enhance their results. Liposuction is a popular choice among male breast reduction patients in Minneapolis-St. Paul, and Dr. Rocheford will develop a treatment plan customized to your needs.

If you’re ready to discuss your male breast reduction options, now is a great time to schedule your consultation with Dr. Heather Rocheford at our plastic surgery offices, serving the Twin Cities Metro area including St. Paul, Minneapolis, Woodbury and beyond. Simply request a consultation online or call Rocheford Plastic Surgery at 651-968-1294 today to schedule your appointment.

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