Gynecomastia – Male Breast Enlargement

Gynecomastia is a common malady for men. This condition is essentially the abnormal enlargement out of portion to the mail contour of the chest of the male breast. This condition can be deforming to the chest wall and distract from the mail contour and the muscular contour of the chest wall. This can be caused by a variety of medical problems including pituitary problems other hormone problems and various drugs that cause this to occur.

This can occur as a result of various medications with chronic use including cimetidine ranitidine omeprazole phenothiazines and diazepam human growth hormone and anabolic steroids.

Regardless of the cause the breast tissue is expanded and gives a female appearance to the breast. The vast majority of men will do very well to have this tissue removed. This requires a small incision around the edge of the nipple allowing Dr. Jacobsen to remove the redundant breast tissue and sculpt the area to flatten this area. It is important to remove just enough to give a good contour and not too much to create a concave appearance. This is mainly a sculpting operation. The goal was not to remove all the breast tissue. The goal is to contour this nicely. This requires postoperative care by wearing a compression shirt with direct pressure over the area as the area tends to fill with fluid after the breast tissue is removed. All of our patients have been very happy with this surgery and their results afterward. Some men only have this on one side or the other particularly young man. Some men that are overweight tend to have the appearance of gynecomastia but this is moreover subcutaneous fat that gives the appearance of the breast. This can be corrected as well. Some mid have additional skin as well that is stretched out as a result of the enlarged breast and require additional surgery to remove the skin to flatten the chest wall properly. Nonetheless, the operation is quite short and relatively painless and can be done as an outpatient. All the sutures that are used have antibiotics in them and dissolve. Dr. Jacobsen places DermaBond, surgical skin glue, over the incisions as well so that he can take a shower the next day. And do remember compression is very key to recovering quickly. Sometimes patients have to return and have fluid under the skin or nipple and have to be removed with a small needle in the office which is very easy to do.

Unfortunately, insurance does not cover this. Oftentimes insurance providers will list that it does cover this but over 25 years we have not had one patient that has been approved by insurance to have this much-needed gynecomastia reduction surgery. We have very reasonable prices for all of our men that wish to undergo the surgery.

And do remember that this is a sculpting operation. Very rarely Dr. Jacobsen may need to have a little bit more here there removed to give a perfect contour. But this is quite unusual.

Dr J and his staff look forward to understanding the details of your unique case, desires and aspirations, and to providing you with realistic, safe and attainable results that leave you looking beautiful, and truly feeling like yourself. Take the first step toward your healing or rejuvenating procedure with Dr J by filling out our contact form to request a consultation, or to inquire about any of the services we offer. We look forward to treating you!

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  • review rating 5  Dr J is absolutely hands down even more than the 5 stars on this review. You can read all these great reviews and feel very confident They are not exaggerated. Even his peers rate him as the best. His walls in his office are covered with awards. Well deserved. He’s not just an amazing surgeon, he has a gift in calming his patients. He sure helped me. He was so nice and so smart. He explained everything to me and it was exactly as he described. I was SO nervous and he treated me so well. I’m so grateful for that! The surgeon I met with before him had me in tears for days. The second I met Dr J I was put at ease and everything went so well. 🙏💕

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  • review rating 5  Hands down THE BEST EXPERIENCE EVER!!!!! I came in for a BA after insecurities of my own and let me just tell you.. for it being my 1st major surgery you would’ve thought Ive been through this before as calm as Dr J and his medical team made me feel. From the initial consultation to my post operative care they were OUTSTANDING! I was treated as if I’ve been going to him for years! His work is absolutely Amazing and very caring from start to finish. He listens to what you want and magically goes over and beyond. Thank you Kimberly for all of your comfort and kindness. Dr J I can’t Thank you enough for your professionalisms and reassuring comfort through the process. “The Girls” look FABULOUS! 🤩

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  • review rating 5  I had my tummy tuck done here and would like to say i am extremely pleased with my results 🙂

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  • review rating 5  My wife Nancy had breast reconstruction surgery and was treated extremely well. Dr.J’s communication style is very quick via email. Definitely recommend.

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  • review rating 5  Dr. Jacobson and Kimberly were so friendly, caring and professional. So happy with the results and would highly recommend!

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  • review rating 5  Dr. J is seriously hands down the best plastic surgeon out there. Bonus, His staff is amazing as well! Amazing work and the best bedside manner there is!

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  • review rating 5  Dr. Jacobsen surgically treated my husband for a serious and complicated wound infection. It took a lot of determination on Dr. J's part to get him through this ordeal. We would email photos on a regular basis and Dr. J would always personally reply and see him asap if needed. We would definitely recommend him to anyone.

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  • review rating 5  My beloved Bernie received such wonderful care from Dr Jacobsen. He was seen the very next week for a growth he had on his ankle. Both Dr. Jacobsen and his staff were very professional, warm, kind and compassionate. What impressed me the most about Dr J was his ability to be fully present and listen deliberately to our concerns and then communicated in a language we could understand about what Bernie needed. Bernie was in surgery the next day. Dr J listened to Bernie’s concerns and honored his choices, even though they were different than what Dr J recommended. Although the cancer spread through his body in the next several months and Bernie died, Dr J and his staff were always compassionate and understanding. They took the time to listen and they were especially kind to me, Bernie's beloved wife.

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  • review rating 5  Dr Jacobson is the most competent and engaging surgeon I've known. A paralyzed Veteran for 25 years, I developed pressure wounds the VA were incapable to treat, finally the VA gave up completely and drugged me and put me on palliative care,telling nurses I'd be dead by 2015. Dr Jacobson changed all that and gave me new life. He is simply the best. Cosmetically or otherwise,one cannot do better than Dr William Jacobson .

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Dr. William Jacobsen
Plastic Surgery
2525 East Arizona
​Biltmore Circle, Ste C236
Phoenix, AZ  85016

Phone: 602-212-0100
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