About The Procedure

Gynecomastia surgery involves the removal of excess skin from around the male areola, and occasionally includes the removal of excessive breast tissue and fat. The patient is placed under twilight or general anesthesia. A small incision (less than 1/2 an inch) is made around the areola, into which an ultrasonic probe (cannula) is inserted to liquefy and remove fat deposits beneath the skin.

If large amounts of fat are removed, excess skin may have to be removed as well to suit the smaller breast shape, and the areola may also be made proportionately smaller.


Recovery generally lasts 3 to 5 days after gynecomastia surgery. A support garment is recommended for about a month following the procedure, and light exercise may resume after two to three weeks.

Lindsey Erickson – NP


Lindsey is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner who received her bachelor’s degree in nursing at The Ohio State University in 2010. She received her master’s degree and family nurse practitioner certification in 2013 from the University of Cincinnati. Lindsey has worked in aesthetic medicine for eight years and aspires to help patient’s achieve their self-improvement goals by enhancing their natural beauty. She and her husband have two children. In her free time, she enjoys camping and boating with her family.

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