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Many men experience excessive tissue or fat in the breasts that can cause them to suffer from extreme self-consciousness, even depression. However, Dr. Patrick K. Sullivan can effectively treat this condition, known as gynecomastia, with male breast reduction procedures here in the Rhode Island area. With treatments such as liposuction and other body contouring options, Dr. Sullivan can remove excess fat and tissue in the pectoral region and help you attain your goals.

Male Breast Reduction for Gynecomastia

Gynecomastia often begins in adolescence and can be caused by a number of factors, including genetic disposition and recent weight loss. For many patients, it can sometimes severely restrict their activities and make them feel exceedingly uncomfortable.

Male breast reduction (Gynecomastia surgery) is typically a very brief procedure usually performed on an outpatient basis under IV sedation. With options like ultrasonic liposuction and other effective treatments, Dr. Sullivan can take away the excess fat and/or glandular tissue that is giving the breasts a larger appearance. Incisions for gynecomastia treatment are typically very small, and can be made very discreetly around the nipple.


You will go home several hours after surgery to be cared for by a friend or relative. A compression vest or chest wrapping is usually worn for several weeks after surgery to help reduce swelling. Sutures are usually removed 5-7 days after surgery. Patients are usually able to return to normal daily routines after about a week, giving enough time for the treated areas to heal.

If you are interested in treatment options for gynecomastia, we invite you to contact our practice today to schedule your confidential consultation with Dr. Sullivan.

The experience I had with Dr. Sullivan and his staff was phenomenal. I had gone to two other plastic surgeons in Boston prior to Meeting with Dr. Sullivan. From the initial consultation I knew that this was the Surgeon I wanted for the procedure. Gynecomastia is something I’ve had to deal with since I was a teenager and has had a significantly negative psychological impact on my life growing up and as an adult. Any man that has this disorder and is affected psychologically by it, should consider this surgery. The discomfort was significantly less than I personally expected after the surgery. I work in the law enforcement field and was able to return a week after the surgery. The results were amazing without any scarring or draining involved. The other surgeons wanted to remove skin and required draining shortly after the surgery. I cannot locate the incision and after only two weeks my chest looks like that of a normal male chest. I am extremely happy already with the results with only two weeks since the surgery and I have been told there is some swelling that will continue to go down. This procedure was a life changing moment that was worth doing, especially with someone like Dr. Sullivan that understands the patient and the procedure.

Robert G

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Dr. Sullivan is happy to announce he has resumed elective surgeries!

We are also now seeing patients in the office again following all guidelines and taking every precaution possible to provide an incredibly safe environment for all patients and staff.

Due to cases being moved back from the spring and the pent up demand for our services we are expecting to be FULLY booked out for the summer soon, limited spots are available. If you have any interest in summer surgery or services, please call us or contact us immediately so we can help you coordinate this before those spots become unavailable. Further, if you are seeking any services or surgery in 2020, we are anticipating an increase in price soon to deal with operating room fee increases.

We are here for any surgical or cosmetic questions you may have. Get in touch with us to see if there is any way we can help you.

We will continue to be here virtually for all those who prefer to have consultations in the comfort of their home.

Our online virtual consultations have been a very popular option for patients from as far away as Asia as well as usual coast to coast patients from New York to California, Oregon to Florida and many in New England.

Our virtual web consultations can be done right in the comfort of your own home, all you need is a secure internet connection and a computer, tablet or smartphone! We have 5 main steps we aim to accomplish with the virtual consultation:

  1. We listen to each patient carefully to establish exactly what it is they are looking for.
  2. We will give instructions to each patient on the specific pictures we will need from them as part of the virtual consultation. We send out sample pictures of just what we need, and the patient can send back their pictures that replicate this.
  3. We have chosen specific before and after photos of Dr Sullivan’s patients in order to show the patients what a prospective patient can expect (note, individual results will vary).
  4. We plan out and together come up with what we think is going to be a superb treatment plan for them.
  5. Finally, we find a time that is best for them that we can get this done.

We welcome you. Please come - we are open & here for you. If you would like to have a VIRTUAL CONSULTATION or an IN PERSON CONSULTATION or have any questions at all, please give us a call at 401-214-5121 or contact us via the website to set up your virtual consultation today!

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Dr Sullivan was recently featured in the Providence Journal. With a high demand worldwide for his services, Dr Sullivan adapts to continuing patients' inquiries with virtual consultations.

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