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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.

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